See Figures 1, 2 and 3
The fuse box on most models is located on the lower left-hand side of the instrument panel or under the instrument panel near the steering column. There is usually a relay box with additional fuses located near the battery or on fenderwell.
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 fingertip removal and replacement.
Although the fuses are interchangeable, the amperage values are molded in bold, color coded (on blade fuses) or stamped (glass fuses, easy to read numbers on the fuse body. Use only fuses of equal replacement valve.
A blown fuse can easily be checked by visual inspection or by continuity testing.
- Pull the fuse from the fuse block.
- Inspect the fuse element (through the clear plastic body) to the blade terminal for defects.
When replacing the fuse, DO NOT use one of a higher amperage.
- Once repairs are completed, install a replacement fuse of the same amperage.