Ford Tempo/Topaz 1984-1994 Repair Guide

Circuit Breakers


Circuit breakers operate when a circuit overload exceeds its rated amperage. Once operated, they will either blow, or automatically reset after a certain period of time.

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


Headlights and Highbeam Indicator

One 18 amp circuit breaker (22 amp in 1987 vehicles) incorporated in the lighting switch.

Front and Rear Marker, Side Parking, Rear and License Lamps

One 15 amp circuit breaker incorporated in the lighting switch.

Windshield Wiper

One 4 1 / 2 amp circuit breaker located in the windshield wiper switch.

Power Windows

Two 20 amp circuit breakers located in the starter relay and the fuse block.

Power Seats and Power Door Locks

One 20 amp circuit breaker located in the fuse block.