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Blown Electrical Fuses

It’s normal during the course of ownership of your vehicle that you’re going to blow a fuse or two. Blowing a fuse creates an electrical problem so you should always check them as a first resort if something goes wrong before assuming you have to perform an expensive repair. Fuses can create all sorts of issues from a turn signal not working to climate control being faulty and, in some cases, make it so your vehicle won’t start at all.

Checking your fuses is a basic step that all car owners should be familiar with or learn to do. Look at your owner’s manual to figure out how to access your fuse panel and remove the cover. You’ll see a variety of fuses of different sizes. The cover may have a list of which fuse corresponds to which number, or you might have to look at your owner’s manual. Pull out the fuse associated with the electrical issues you’re having. Some fuses can be removed by hand, while others are a bit smaller and require tweezers or a small pair of needle nose pliers to pull out.

If the metal inside the fuse has separated then the fuse needs to be replaced. Blown electrical fuses may be replaced by extras if your car included them, or you may have to visit an auto repair store to get the one you need. It is absolutely essential that you use the correct fuse for the one you’re replacing. If you use one that is too low then you’ll blow it quickly, while one that is too high can ruin the component it is designed to protect.

Blown electrical fuses are one of the most simple auto repair jobs to do and one of the more frequent causes of electrical issues. Sometimes the answer is simpler than you imagined