Ford Escort/Lynx 1981-1990 Repair Guide

Circuit Breakers



Circuit breakers are used to protect the various components of the electrical system, such as headlights and windshield wipers. The circuit breakers for the vehicles this guide covers are located either in the control switch or mounted on or near the fuse panel.

Circuit breakers operate when an electrical circuit overloads, or exceeds its rated amperage. Once activated, they may be reset.

There are two kinds of circuit breakers. One type will automatically reset itself after a given length of time; the second will not reset itself until the problem in the circuit has been repaired.