Honda Accord/Prelude 1984-1995 Repair Guide

Fuses

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REPLACEMENT



See Figures 1, 2 and 3

The fuse block is located below the left side of the instrument panel on all vehicles. Additional fuses are found on the underhood relay board. The radio or audio unit is protected by an additional fuse in the body of the unit. In the event that anything electrical isn't working, the fuse should be the first item checked. Generally, the in-car fusebox holds fuses for the cabin circuits such as wipers, cigarette lighter, rear defogger, etc. The underhood fusebox generally contains fuses and relays for engine and major electrical systems such as air conditioning, headlights (left and right separately), fuel injection components, etc.



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Fig. Fig. 1: The label on the lid of the fuse block indicates the fuse application, position and amperage rating



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Fig. Fig. 2: There is also a fuse block located below the left side of the instrument panel

Each fuse location is labeled on the fuseblock, identifying its primary circuit, but designations such as BACKUP, CCON or IG 1 may not tell you what you need to know. A fuse can control more than one circuit, so check related circuits as well. This sharing of fuses is necessary to conserve space and wiring.

The underdash or underhood fusebox contains a fuse puller which can be used to grip and remove the fuse. The fuse cannot be checked while in the fuseblock; it must be removed. View the fuse from the side, looking for a broken element in the center.



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Fig. Fig. 3: Example of a blown fuse


WARNING
Do not use fuses of a higher amperage than recommended. Major component damage and even fire may result.

 
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