View Full Version : Jeep Renegade Rear Cargo Outlet Constant 12v Power Write-Up

06-23-2016, 12:28 AM
For those of you who like to use your Jeep Renegade to do some camping or go on extended trips across the desert, having a fridge with you can make all the difference between carrying an ample supply of fresh food and a soggy mess of Ziploc sandwich bags floating around in ice water. Of course, to run something like an ARB Fridge Freezer, you need to have an outlet that provides a constant 12v power supply and, while the Jeep Renegade does have a rear cargo outlet that is supposed to provide just that, you the owner will need to install a 20 amp fuse to make it work. If you don't install this fuse, the outlet will only work with the key turned to the ON position. This short write-up will help show you just how easy it is to setup this outlet on your Renegade to provide power regardless if your key is on or not.

What you will need• 20 Amp Yellow Mini Fuse
• Long Flathead Screwdriver

What you will need1. Open the hood of your Renegade and locate the fuse box. This will be the black box just behind the window washer reservoir.

2. Using a long flathead screwdriver, turn the screw at the base of the fuse box 90 counter clockwise to unlock the panel.

3. Grab a hold of the fuse box panel from the lifting tabs and pull it straight up and off the box.

4. If you look at the fuse sheet that comes with your owners manual, you will see that Cavity F30 needs to have a yellow 20 amp mini fuse installed in order for the 12v rear cargo outlet to have constant battery power. The fuse box panel has a diagram to help you locate this empty bank.

This shot will help you to see where the yellow 20 amp mini fuse needs to be installed. (ADDENDUM: It is my understanding that you can just remove the 20 amp mini fuse from bank F18 and install it into F30 and have the same results.)

And, this is what the fuse you need should look like.

5. Insert the yellow 20 amp fuse and push it all the way in until it's seated firmly in the fuse box.

What your fuse box should look like with the yellow 20 amp mini fuse installed.

6. Reinstall the fuse box panel by sliding it back into place.

7. Using a long flathead screwdriver, lightly push down and turn the screw at the base of the fuse box 90 clockwise to lock the panel in place.

You can now carry and run something that requires constant 12v power from the battery using the rear cargo outlet on your Renegade. For us, this would be an ARB Fridge Freezer and we carry it on the folded down passenger side rear seat.

I hope you found this write-up helpful. Please let me know if you have any questions. :cool:

06-23-2016, 01:33 AM
Is it a micro2 fuse or a mini? You can get yellow 20amp fuses in all shapes just want to clarify.

06-23-2016, 01:48 AM
Is it a micro2 fuse or a mini? You can get yellow 20amp fuses in all shapes just want to clarify.

Sorry for the confusion, it is a Mini.

06-23-2016, 09:51 PM
Sorry for the confusion, it is a Mini.

That's cool, thanks man [emoji106]🏻