Mazda 323/626/929/GLC/MX-6/RX-7 1978-1989

Fuses

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REPLACEMENT



See Figures 1 and 2


WARNING
When replacing a fuse, always install a new fuse that has the same amperage capacity as the one that was removed. Make sure the ignition switch is in the OFF position when making a replacement.

All fuses up to 60 amps are the blade type; these are replaced by simply pulling out the old fuse and pushing in a new one. Always use a proper fuse pulling tool (preferably the one in the fuse box, if so equipped). Fuse box locations are given below.

If a fuse blows repeatedly, there is probably a short circuit that will require investigation and repair.

If an 80 amp (main) fuse is to be replaced, the main fuse box must be removed from the engine compartment.


CAUTION
When a main fuse is replaced, always disconnect the negative battery cable first.

Remove the fuse box cover, then unscrew the wire terminal from the main fuse and remove the fuse. Push the new fuse in and connect the wire with the attaching screw. Position the cover and reinstall the fuse box in the engine compartment. Reconnect the negative battery cable.



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Fig. Fig. 1: Common blade-type fuse. The amperage rating is printed on top of the fuse



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Fig. Fig. 2: Replacing fuses in the main fuse box

LOCATION



See Figures 3 and 4

On the GLC and 1979-87 626, the fuse box (or joint box) is located underneath the left side of the dash panel or on the left-side kick panel. Box covers list the location, amperage, and circuit protected by each individual fuse. On the 1986-89 626 and MX-6, the main fuse block is between the battery and the distributor cap on the driver's side of the engine compartment.



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Fig. Fig. 3: The fuse box is commonly located underneath the dashboard on the driver's side kick panel



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Fig. Fig. 4: Remove the cover to expose the fuses

On the 323, the joint box (which contains fuses, one or more circuit breakers, harnesses and harness connectors) is located under the dash, in front of the driver. The main fuse block is located in the engine compartment in front of the driver's side strut, next to the battery. On 1986 models, use the special fuse puller provided in the fuse box cover to pull a fuse.

On the 929, the main fuse block is located on the right side of the engine compartment between the battery and the window washer reservoir. The fuse panel is located on the driver's side of the passenger compartment, just above the brake pedal.

On the RX-7, the fuse block is located under the dash on the driver's side. Remove the plastic cover to gain access to the fuses. On 1986-89 models only, there is also a main fuse box located in the engine compartment on the driver's side.

 
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