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How to Replace Your Car's Fuse Box
A fuse box organizes all of the car's fuses and sometimes relays as well. A fuse box will usually fail from physical damage or electrical issues.

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P1659 ETCS RELAY OFF MALFUNCTION
Hi there, thanks for writing in. Unfortunately since your vehicle seems to be one not sold in the United States, I can't access any repair information for your N-WGN. The information should be readily available in a service manual for...
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Transmission will not shift out of 1st gear
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2006 GMC Sierra 1500 HD. If your vehicle will not shift out of first gear, the problem is not the fuses. The problem could be a shift solenoid, but more than likely,...
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Fuse box
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. The question to ask is, was your stereo working before you had a battery issue? If your stereo was working before you changed the battery terminals, then either the terminals may not have made...
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Cranks but won't start
You are right on track. You may be dealing with several issues at once. The first thing you should do for this starting issue is check for proper spark. You need to check with an actual tester, and do a...
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One of the relays is clicking and draining the battery
There could be a parasitic draw involving the relay that is keeping it engaged. Lexus specifications for parasitic draw with the key off is approximately 50 milliamps. Anything over this amount indicates a parasitic draw. You could remove the fuses...
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The air conditioner and heater control panel has no power, no lights, nothing
Since you seem to get some temporary action by messing with the fuses, the problem may lie in the power distribution box. Underneath the fuse panel is a network of connections, some of which may overheat in an older car....
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2008 Chevy Malibu with 3.6 liter Noah buzzing noise coming from the ECM and no power going to the inside fuse box.
Hi there. Check the battery and see if there is power and a voltage of 12.6. If the battery is dead, then either charge the battery or replace the battery with a fully charged battery. If the battery is fully...
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My SUV can run fine and all the sudden it will act like it's not getting gas and stall out. It will start back up to do the same.
Hello. There are a few things you may want to do that will likely improve engine performance. These would include cleaning the MAF, a new air filter, a new fuel filter, and new spark plugs. All need to be replaced...
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Is there a constant 12-volt source from the fuse board under the glove compartment?
It does not appear that there is a fuse for the horn located in the interior fuse panel. I would probe the ignition and accessory power fuses to see if they are a constant 12-volt source. If one of them...
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The fuse for dashboard light keep cutting when i replace the fuse after starting the engine it will cut again
Fuses are placed in electrical circuits to protect against a situation where too much current flows through the wires or components on the fused circuit. If there's too much current flowing, due say to a short circuit, that could destroy...
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No power to half my fuses. Car was crunk
If you request an electrical system diagnostic, a certified Mechanic will use the Factory Service Manual wiring diagrams and trace the circuit(s) supplying the "dead" segment of the fuse box back to the source. Obviously, there is a break in...
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Bad Ignition switch Symptoms
If upon actuating the ignition switch you hear "crackling" noise in the dash, that could be due to arcing or a faulty component such as a relay that happens to be in the circuit that you are powering with the...
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Removing the car battery from a 2012 S63 AMG
Hi there. There will be a bolt that is attached to a wedge that is holding the battery in place. The bolt will be next to the battery and the black box. You may have to remove the black box...
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Blowing fusible links
Hello there: In most cases, when a fuse relay continues to break, it's an indication of an exposed wire that is causing a short circuit situation or a poor ground. As issue like this can be difficult to pinpoint, the...
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Power steering and idling rpm issues - interior fuse box questions.
Hi there. If the car is stalling when turning the wheel sharp in a parking lot, then the power steering pump control valve is stuck and not working under a heavy load. I recommend replacing the control valve. If you...
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How to remove a fuse box from the firewall on a 1988 Chevy S10? The screw was on the box under the dash and will not unscrew.
Hi there. If the screw is just spinning and not coming out, take a pry bar and put it under the fuse box and slightly apply a little pressure to the box and unscrew the screw. Then the screw should...
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Electrical - car battery positive temporarily touched negative - where is the problem?
Reverse polarity, at the battery, in a 12 volt electrical system on a car can cause a variety of effects including damaging the alternator, diodes and the numerous microprocessors on a vehicle such as those in the powertrain control module...
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Battery fully drains within 1-2 days
You will need to scan the body control system to see if the radio is staying powered on after you turn off the truck and exit the vehicle. You can test this by open the driver's door after turning off...

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