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On all models covered in this manual, the fuse box is located in the passenger compartment lower left area next to the steering column. A fuse puller tool is mounted in the fuse box cover for easy replacement of fuses.
Fuses protect all the major electrical systems in the vehicle. In case of an electrical overload, the fuse melts, breaking the circuit and stopping the flow of electricity.
If a fuse blows, the cause should be investigated and corrected before the installation of a new fuse. This however, is easier to say than to do. Luckily since each fuse protects a limited number of components, your job is narrowed down somewhat. Begin your investigation by looking for obvious fraying, loose connections, breaks in insulation, etc. Use the techniques outlined at the beginning of this section. Electrical problems are almost always a real headache to solve, but patience and persistence, coupled with logic, usually provide a solution.
The amperage of each fuse and the circuit it protects are both marked on the cover of the fuse box, which is located under the instrument panel to the left the steering column.
NEVER USE A FUSE OF HIGHER AMPERAGE RATING THAN THAT SPECIFIED ON THE FUSE BOX COVER.