How to change a fuse

If like me and many others out there you have managed to blow a fuse at home, well, welcome to the club. It happens more than you think and fuses are designed to be broken to stop the system from overloading. Changing a car fuse is just as simple as changing a fuse at home.

Step by step guideĀ on how to change a car fuse

Step 1 find your fuse panel

When it comes to finding your fuse panel you might be stuck looking everywhere but most of the time they will be located under the steering wheel or if all else fails to check the car manual.

Step 2 remove the panel cover

At first sight, when you remove the cover you may feel overwhelmed with all the fuses but do not worry on the other side of the panel will be a coloured diagram with the purpose of each fuse.

Step 3 find the blown fuse

On the inside, it will Most of the time be black or the metal filament that might be broken. If it’s dark, you might want to use a flashlight to get a quicker decision.

Step 4 take out the broken fuse

There are a few tools you can use and you can even use your hands to remove the blown fuse, as it is easy to do so you still have to take care. Fuses can break easily and once they are broke they are harder to get out.

Step 5 inserting the new fuse

When itĀ comes to replacing the fuses it’s always important that you remember where they go and what it is they do. Make use you make a small diagram to help you out, using the wrong fuse can make serious problems for your car.

Step 6 Keep a few extra fuses

When it comes to it, you can use a fuse from a function of the same amperage, but this is will not work all the time. For example, if the fuse that powers windows is blown and there’s no rain in the forecast pull the working fuse that’s allocated for your rear windshield wiper and use it for power windows. Just double check that the amperages for each are the same.

Step 7 put the key in the ignition

Once you have removed the broken fuse and replaced it you then need to check if your handiwork has paid off.

Thanks for reading

Now if the fuse blows again or you find any problems a few days later, it might be a good time to take it to the garage. We do hope this has been useful and if you do have any other problems with your car check out our other (fix my car) pages, thanks for reading.