Toyota Celica 1994-1998 Repair Guide

Fuses

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REPLACEMENT



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8

There are several fuse blocks. They are located in the engine compartment and under the dash instrument panel.



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Fig. Fig. 1: Lift the fuse block lid while pulling back on the clamp



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Fig. Fig. 2: On the fuse box lid is a label of all recommended amperage fuses and relay locations



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Fig. Fig. 3: Lift up and pull the fuse lid on the interior to remove



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Fig. Fig. 4: Common fuse cover listing on interior fuses

If any light or electrical component in the vehicle does not work, its fuse may be blown. To determine the fuse that is the source of the problem, look on the lid of the fuse box as it will give the name and the circuit serviced by each fuse. To inspect a suspected blown fuse, pull the fuse straight out with the pull-out tool and look at the fuse carefully. If the thin wire that bridges the fuse terminals is broken, the fuse is bad and must be replaced. On a good fuse, the wire will be intact.



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Fig. Fig. 5: A fuse puller will make the removal much easier

Sometimes it is difficult to make an accurate determination. If this is the case, try replacing the fuse with one that you know is good. If the fuse blows repeatedly, then this suggests that a short circuit lies somewhere in the electrical system and you should have the system checked.


CAUTION
When making emergency replacements, only use fuses that have an equal or lower amperage rating than the one that is blown, to avoid damage and fire.



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Fig. Fig. 6: The larger type fuse are a medium and high amperage rating ...



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Fig. Fig. 7: ... and can be removed with your fingers by simply pulling upward

When installing a new fuse, use one with the same amperage rating as the one being replaced. To install the a new fuse, first turn off all the electrical components and the ignition switch. Always use the fuse pull-out tool and install the fuse straight. Twisting of the fuse could cause the terminals to separate too much which may result in a bad connection. It may be a good idea to purchase some extra fuses and put them in the box in case of an emergency.



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Fig. Fig. 8: When replacing a fuse, ONLY use the same amperage as the one removed

 
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