Chrysler Full-Size Trucks 1967-1988 Repair Guide

Fuses

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REPLACEMENT




CAUTION
When replacing a blown fuse, it is important to use only a fuse of the same amperage rating. The use of a fuse with a rating other than what is recommended may result in a dangerous electrical overload. If you have a problem with the correct fuse continually blowing, this indicates a problem in the circuit that needs to be corrected.

Fuse Block

The location of the fuse block may vary, depending on the year of your truck.

MODELS THROUGH 1979

See Figure 1

On 1979 and earlier years, the fuse block is generally located under the glove box door.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. The fuse panel is located on the firewall or kick panel above the driver's left foot.
  4.  
  5. Open the glove box door and remove the two mounting screws.
  6.  
  7. Lift out the fuse block.
  8.  
  9. If applicable, replace any damaged fuses.
  10.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Fuse block for models through 1979

  1. Position the fuse block into the opening, then install the mounting screws.
  2.  
  3. Close the glove box door.
  4.  
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
  6.  

1980 AND LATER MODELS

On 1980 and later years, the fuse block is generally located directly below the steering column.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Push the fuse block locking tab on the column cover downward, and lower the fusebox.
  4.  
  5. If applicable, replace any damaged fuses.
  6.  
  7. Position the fuse block to the steering cover, then push the locking tab to secure the fuse block.
  8.  
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
  10.  

Fuses

See Figures 2 through 8

Make sure your ignition is in the

OFF position when working on your fuses.

There are two different types of fuses for your truck, depending on its year: the old style glass-type fuse and the plastic, two prong push-in type. Both are very easy to remove and replace. Make sure you replace the blown fuse with one having the same amperage rating. If there is any doubt as to the correct amperage rating for a particular circuit, look at the fuse panel cover; it should be clearly marked. To check if a fuse is blown, look at it carefully. A blown glass-type fuse may be black, and the wire filament or metal strip inside will be broken.

To remove a glass-type fuse, use a special fuse puller or prytool (preferably plastic). DO NOT use a metal tool, and be careful not to break the glass. To remove a plastic plug-in type fuse, simply pull the fuse out with your fingers. Install the new fuse by simply pushing it in place.



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Fig. Fig. 2: Fuse applications for 1967-69 vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 3: Fuse applications for 1970-77 vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 4: Fuse applications for 1978-84 vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 5: Fuse applications for 1985 vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 6: Fuse applications for 1986 vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 7: Fuse applications for 1987 vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 8: Fuse applications for 1988 vehicles

 
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