Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

How Long Does a Fuse Box Last?

fuse box

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 so many things in a car that require a constant flow of electricity. The fuse box houses all of the fuses that are used to help regulate the flow of electricity to the various components of the car. Without a properly working fuse box, you will not be able to run some of the components of your car. Every time that the car is cranked and runs, the fuse box will be used.

The fuse box will have to operate in very grueling conditions. The heat of the engine can wreak havoc on this box and can render it unusable. The fuse boxes put in a car are built to last as long as the car done. In most cases, this is not the case due to the wear and tear it will have due to the conditions of the engine. Leaving a fuse box in a state of disrepair can take lead to a number of issues and may lead to the car not running at all. For the most part, this type of repair is something that a professional will need to handle due to the complexity that is involved.

Just like any other component of the electrical system, usually there will be a variety of warning signs when the fuse box is damaged. Usually, the damage will be in the form of corrosion or rust due to the moisture in the engine.

The following are some of the things that you will notice if the fuse box in your vehicle is damaged and in need of replacement:

  • The fuses are much looser than normal
  • The fuses fail on a regular basis
  • There are broken wires or covers on the fuse box
  • Bare wires are exposed in the fuse box

Getting the fuse box replaced when it is damaged is vital in maintaining the right amount of electrical power for the accessories on your vehicle. Having professionals replace your fuse box is your best course of action due since they will have the proper tools and know-how to quickly get this job done.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Skip the repair shop, our top-rated mechanics come to you.

At your home or office

Choose from 600+ repair, maintenance & diagnostic services. Our top-rated mechanics bring all parts & tools to your location.

Fair & transparent pricing

See labor & parts costs upfront, so you can book with confidence.

12-month, 12,000-mile warranty

Our services are backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind.

Get A Quote

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.


Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.


More related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
P0222 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle/Pedal Position Switch/Sensor B Circuit Low Input
P0222 code definition Throttle/Pedal Position Switch/Sensor B Circuit Low Input What the P0222 code means The manufacturer specifies a range of acceptable voltage to be produced from the throttle position...
How to Buy Fuel Treatments
Adding a fuel additive to your gas tank when you fill up is one way to clean vital engine parts of deposits, improve the performance of your engine,...

Related questions

Q: How do I replace the fuses?

Fuses play a critical role in your car, protecting various electronics from the danger of over-powering. Of course, they can and will blow from time to time. When that happens, the system the fuse protects won’t work. The first step...

Q: No power to most fuses , truck runs very rough

Hi. Fuses tend to break when there is too much power being flowed through them. However, since you have power running to the motor, this could indicate a problem with the fuse box itself or perhaps a main relay. Without...

Q: Headlights won't turn on and tail lights and blinker lights always stay on

If everything was working fine before switching columns then you know the problem is in the wiring. You stated the wire connectors were different and that you hooked up what you could. The only way to get this to work...