GM Camaro/Firebird 1993-1998 Repair Guide

Fuses

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See Figures 1, 2 and 3

The main fuse block on these vehicles is located on the left side of the dash, behind an access panel. These is also a convenience center which can be found under the hood.

Each fuse block uses miniature fuses which are designed for increased circuit protection and greater reliability. The compact fuse is a blade terminal design which allows easy pull-out/push-in removal and replacement.



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Fig. Fig. 1: On these vehicles, the fuse block is located behind this access door



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Fig. Fig. 2: Fuse identification



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Fig. Fig. 3: Underhood convenience center fuse and relay identification

Although the fuses are interchangeable, the amperage values are not. The values are usually molded in bold, color coded, easy to read numbers on the fuse body. Use only fuses of equal replacement valve.

REPLACEMENT



See Figures 4 through 12

  1. Remove the fuse block access panel or cover.
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Fig. Fig. 4: To get to the fuses, remove the access panel located on the side of the instrument panel



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Fig. Fig. 5: To access the underhood fuse and relay block, loosen the cover retaining wingnut ...



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Fig. Fig. 6: ... then remove the cover from the fuse and relay center



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Fig. Fig. 7: Note that there is an identification label for the fuses and relays located inside the cover

  1. Locate the fuse for the circuit in question.
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When replacing the fuse, DO NOT use one with a higher amperage rating.

  1. Check the fuse by pulling it from the fuse block and observing the element. If it is broken, install a replacement fuse of the same amperage rating. If the fuse blows again, check the circuit for a short to ground or faulty device in the circuit protected by the fuse.
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Fig. Fig. 8: The relays can be removed by simply pulling them straight up



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Fig. Fig. 9: The underhood fuses can be replaced using the plier-type tool supplied in the block



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Fig. Fig. 10: Visual examination will reveal a blown fuse, but it should not be replaced until repairs are made



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Fig. Fig. 11: When replacing a fuse, ALWAYS use one of the same amperage rating

  1. Continuity can also be checked with the fuse installed in the fuse block with the use of a test light connected across the 2 test points on the end of the fuse. If the test light lights, replace the fuse. Check the circuit for a short to ground or faulty device in the circuit protected by the fuse.
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Fig. Fig. 12: After the fuse has been installed, position the access panel and install securely

 
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