Ford Escort/Tracer 1991-1999 Repair Guide

Circuit Breakers



See Figure 1

Circuit breakers are used to protect the various components of the electrical system, such as headlights and windshield wipers.

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.

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Fig. Fig. 1: Circuit breaker location, rating, and which circuit it protects-1991-96 models