Honda Civic/CRX/del Sol 1984-1995 Repair Guide




See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

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.

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. 1: Sample underhood fuse box

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Fig. Fig. 2: Sample main fuse box

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Fig. Fig. 3: The fuse box in the car protects many components and includes a fuse puller tool and spare fuse from the factory

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Fig. Fig. 4: Fuses are color coded according to amperage rating. Be sure to replace with the same type

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