Ford Mustang/Capri 1979-1988 Repair Guide



See Figures 1, 2 and 3

A fuse panel is used to house the numerous fuses protecting the various branches of the electrical system and is often the most accessible component of the circuit. The fuse panel is usually mounted on the left side of the passenger compartment, under the dash, either on the side kick panel or on the firewall to the left of the steering column. Certain models will have the fuse panel exposed while other models will have it covered with a removable trim cover.

Due to differing equipment levels and design changes, the specific circuits and their corresponding fuse locations vary from vehicle to vehicle. Therefore, it is advisable to refer to the fuse panel schematic in the vehicle or to the applicable owner's manual.

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Fig. Fig. 1: A screwdriver may be required when removing trim panels in order to access the fuse panel

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Fig. Fig. 2: The fuse panel is sometimes concealed behind a removable cover

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Fig. Fig. 3: Common fuse and circuit breaker panel


Fuses are simply pulled out and pushed in for replacement.

Always replace a blown fuse with one of the specified rating. Never substitute a higher amperage rating, since severe wiring damage and possible fire can result.