So, I go to connect my phone charger to my 12V outlet and nothing happens. I figure it's gotta be my charger since nothing had ever been plugged into the outlet. I then grab my wife's charger, and nothing... No big deal, it's gotta be just a fuse since I have never used that 12V outlet before. So lets take a look....
I reach down on the driver's side to the "usual" fuse panel location to find a second OBD port. Very nifty, but not what I am looking for. After a little more searching, I figured it was time for the owners manual. I remembered the images, but I didn't remember the notation of the location.
So I am sitting in the car with my manual. I turn to the page for the fuse panel and it states that it is located below the glove box. I glance over and notice that there's not a whole lot of room over there, but that's what it says. I poke my head down there and take a look. Nothing... I don't see a panel, or anything, just some black felt-like material covering the bottom of the fuse box. It couldn't be under that, or could it. So I strain my neck a bit further and pull the felt-like material to the side so that I can see behind it. You've gotta be frickin' (PG version) kidding me!!!
At this point, I am in the oddest position in the passenger's seat with my legs contorted with a flashlight underneath the glovebox and I can barely see the bottom of the fuse panel up against the firewall! A moment of joy comes over me, until I try and figure out how I am going to pull a fuse out to check from this position and how exactly this felt-like material should be removed. I couldn't even tell what the numbers were on the panel.
So, to make this long story a little shorter, I didn't fix the issue. I am figuring that I am going to have to come back with a dentist mirror and some bent needle nose pliers to get to the fuse I need to see if that's even what's causing my issue. If I am overlooking a much easier way to get to this, please help me out before putting me through this.. I am actually considering going to the dealership to have a fuse checked! This is nuts!!