How to Use Blade Fuses
June 28, 2021
How To Use
Locate your car's fuse panel and the blown fuse. Fuse panels can usually be found under the steering wheel.Most cars have
one or two fuse boxes under the hood, next to the engine or battery. There may also be a fuse box inside the car, so keep looking
if the fuse you're looking for isn't here, or if all the fuses here are fine.Newer cars often have a fuse box underneath the dash
in an easily accessible location. Check the ceiling of the glove box for a hinge that swings downward. You may need a flat-head
screwdriver to open the lid.Older cars often have their fuses in an open box to the left of the brake pedal or the foot-operated
parking brake. It's difficult to examine the fuses closely in some models, so bring a flashlight and/or hand mirror.Less commonly,
the fuse box is located in the trunk or under the rear seat.
Remove the broken fuse. You can use a variety of tools (or skip the tools and use your hands) to extract the blown fuse
carefullyBefore you open or work on a fuse box, be sure that your vehicle's ignition is turned offCarefully remove fuses; they can
break easily and a broken fuse is a lot harder to get out than a fully intact one
Insert a replacement fuse of the correct amperage—make note of the fuse panel and your owner's manual on this one.This one
MAY NOT FIT your car!Please check the fuse size before ordering, especially if you have a newer car and/or a foreign made car.
work at all, it might be time for a trip to the mechanic.