Repair The Accessory Socket on a Mazda CX-5
The Accessory Socket inside the center console of my Mazda CX-5 quit working recently, so naturally the first thing I did was check the fuse. Eventually I got it working again, but not until I discovered the fuse layout was a little quirky. If you're a novice when it comes to car maintenance - or just in a hurry - you might miss it. So I thought I'd post a quick article that may help.
- Fuse puller (Note: Check for one on the underside of the fuse box cover). Alternatively a pair of needle nose pliers
- A 15 amp mini blade fuse (there may be a spare on the fuse box cover)
Locating the Correct Fuse
On 2015 and older CX-5s, there are 3 Accessory Sockets:
- In the dash
- In the center console
- In the right rear cargo area
Starting in 2016, Mazda dropped the dash socket.
So what's so hard about finding the fuse? The CX-5 has two fuse boxes, one in the driver's side kick panel, and a second one under the hood. The fuses for the Accessory Sockets are curiously split across the two boxes, with the dash and cargo socket fuses located in the kick panel box, and the (sneaky) center console fuse located under the hood.
I've included a few annotated images that should help you get right to the correct fuse.