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How to Check Your Car Brake Lights
Car brake lights are essential for driving safely. Check the brake lights and brake fuses regularly to keep the brake system working well.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Fuse Box
If there are bare wires, loose fuses, or broken wires in the fuse box or the fuses are burning out faster, you may need to replace the fuse box.
How Long Does a Fuse Last?
The electrical system that is on a car plays a large role in ensuring that everything is running efficiently. There are a number of different things in a car that will require a...
How to Set Up a Radar Detector in Your Car
A radar detector can give you early warning when you’re about to enter an area where a police officer is using a radar gun. A radar detector can save you...
How Long Does a Fuse Box Last?
In most modern vehicles there are usually two fuse boxes. One is usually mounted under the hood and one is on the driver’s side in the cab of the vehicle. There are...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Fuse
If your car's accessories are shutting off on their own or you find a black fuse, you should inspect the car's fuses and replace broken ones.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Horn Switch
If the horn makes no sound or sounds different, or if you do not find any blown fuses, you may need to replace the horn switch.
How to Remove a CD Jammed in a Car Player
It can be really easy to get frustrated at a stuck CD, especially when you’ve been forced to listen to the same song over and over every time you get...
How Long Does a Cooling/Radiator Fan Motor Last?
The cooling/radiator fan motor is part of your vehicle’s cooling system. It transports heat away and dissipates it into the outside air. The fan motor is the part that actually powers...
How to Inspect Car Fuses
A fuse is a low-resistance resistor device that protects a circuit from becoming overloaded. It is a short piece of wire that is designed to melt...
How to Fix a Car Horn
You’re on your way to work and all of a sudden - a driver on his cellphone pulls out in front of you. You go to honk your horn...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Anti-Lock Fuse Or Relay
Common signs include the ABS Light turning on, tires locking up regularly, and a blown fuse.
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.
How to Replace an Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Fuse or Relay on Most Cars
Anti-lock brake systems have a fuse that fails if the ABS brake light is on or when the fuse is blown. The wheels may lock up if the ABS fuse is bad.
How to Buy a Good Quality Fuse
Fuses can be the heart of the vehicle’s power center, keeping everything running correctly by routing electrical power where it belongs. The power center is a vast improvement over the random locations of...

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HI, I have a BMW X6 2012. Everything works fine except that my phone doesn't detect the bluetooth and the usb port in arm rest is
Hello, thank you for writing in. Your are dealing with two separate issues. The USB port may need to be replaced, as they are prone to failure, but make sure you check the fuse first. It should be located in...
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Cost to change old fuse 2008 Mazda 3
Fuse replacement averages $72 to $91 but you can get an exact quote if you click on "Get a Quote" at YourMechanic's fuse replacement service page. Fuses are located in a variety of spots in the car including in an...
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What causes fuel injector fuse to blow in a 2007 Cobalt?
Yes, you are absolutely on the right track but to complete the diagnostic job you will need the complete circuit diagram (Factory Service Manual, for instance) because you will have to test all the different segments of the circuit until...
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Audio fuse keeps blowing after multiple attempts to change it.
Hello, thank you for writing in. When you jump-started the vehicle, you may have done damage to the radio. The radio itself may be continuously blowing the fuse as it is trying to turn on. You may want to try...
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Dave, are you near Huntington Beach? I am looking for a mechanic for my 2004 met 230K sport. It has 80,000mi on it. I have a cou
YourMechanic serves all of Huntington Beach. Repetitive fuse failures are caused by an underlying fault that exists in the circuit, such as overloading (perhaps due to binding parts causing motor overload) and short circuits. To resolve the seat control issue,...
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Car lights
It sounds like replacing the fuse fixed your issue for now. Fuses do not have a direction they have to be installed. The fuse does not have to be switched around. Let us know if you continue to have issues...
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Parasitic drain 2005 tahoe on ignition a fuse
Hello, thank you for writing in. Great job on the electrical testing thus far! A wiring diagram for the vehicle will work wonders for you if you can obtain one. If you are referring to the ignition switch fuse, then...
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Fuse 33
Hello, thank you for writing in. The fuse keeps blowing because something in the circuit has failed. Others have experienced the same issue with different errors in the circuit. This particular fuse is related to the radiator cooling fans. The...
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Cant' charge my phone
This is more than likely a blown fuse. There is an interior fuse box located in the drivers side foot well, on the left side, just above the hood release. The corresponding fuse for the accessory port should be listed...
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No power to fuel pump fuse or relay.
Check for a resistance from the relay to the ignition switch with the key on and the relay removed. If the ohm meter reads OL, then the circuit has a break in it and it needs repaired. If the meter...
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Dashboard and convertible top not working.
Get a test light and put the cable on a good ground (like a clean bolt). Then put the probe end onto the terminals on the fuses and see if the light on the test light illuminates. If the light...
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Jumper cable hooked up wrong.
When reversing the jumper cables is the same as reversing the battery cables. It burns up the fuses, relays, electronic circuits and possibly the computer. If the fuses were replaced and everything in the car is working, then either the...
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wipers don't respond to my commands. goes on highest speed and doesn't stop unless fuse is out
Hello, thank you for writing in. The issue is very likely a fault with the wiper switch. While there can be some electrical testing done to verify this, the switches are known to go bad after being used for that...
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Hello,can you please locate me the relay of the fuel pump of 2005 mini cooper.Thank you!
Hello, the fuel pump relay is located left front strut tower engine area. It is housed in a fuse and relay center. The fuse for the fuel pump relay will be close to the relay. There may be a location...
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Backup lights don't work. Replaced a bad backup switch. When put in reverse the fuse blows.
When the reverse light switch was replaced and the fuse burns instantly when the reverse lights come on, then there is a direct short with the reverse light circuit. Check all of the wiring from the reverse light switch to...
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Power windows, speedometer and windshield wipers no longer working after friends attempted to put in a new radio in my 2000 taurus
All of these systems are powered by different fuses from the fuse box inside the left side of the dash. You will need to test each and every fuse in the fuse boxes both inside passenger compartment and outside in...
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2016 jeep compass fog lights dont come it shows on dash that they are but the lights are not
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are a few things you can do to track down the issue. Start with checking the fuse. It should be located in the main fuse box under the hood, and the diagram on...
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I have a Subaru Impreza 2009 and the two charger ports do not work as aux and there is no aux cable input even though the radio aux.
Check the fuses with the auxiliary charging ports to see if they have burned. If the fuse is good, then there is an open or short within the wiring to the charging ports. The radio has an auxiliary wire attached...
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Electric windows driver side an passenger side not working stuck down
Hi there - check fuses first for a blown power window fuse. Your vehicle may also have an in-line circuit breaker which pops when the window motor is overloaded. If fuses are OK, listen to hear if the power motor...
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I need the fuse description for my 2010 Ford Expedition.
The information you are looking for should be in your owners manual. The manual will tell you where each fuse box is, describe the circuit each fuse controls and show the amperage rating of each fuse so when they are...

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