Fuses are used in your car to protect the electrical system from overloading. If any electrical component in your car is not working, the first thing you should check is the fuse before testing the component itself.
If a particular fuse repeatedly requires replacement, check other portions of the affected circuit for a defective component or damaged wiring.
The Aspire is equipped with a main fuse block under the hood and a conventional fuse panel mounted in the instrument panel, behind a cover.Main Fuse Block
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- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Unfasten the locking clips on each end, then lift off the fuse block cover.
- Pull the fuse from the block.
- Push the replacement fuse into the fuse block. Be sure to replace a defective fuse with one of equal amperage.
- Install the fuse block cover and secure the clips on both sides.
- Connect the negative battery cable.
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- Locate the fuse panel and remove the cover.
- Locate the position of the fuse you want to check using the accompanying illustration.
- Use the fuse puller located on the inside of the fuse panel cover to remove the fuse.
- Look through the side of the fuse to see if the metal wire inside is separated. If it is, replace the fuse.
- Replace the fuse with one of equal amperage. Refer to the accompanying chart.
- Press the fuse into its original location.
- Place the fuse puller back on the inside of the fuse panel cover and reinstall the cover.