Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Fuse

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Cost of Replacing 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. Our certified technicians can come to you and diagnose the problem. You will receive a $30 credit towards any follow-up repairs that result from the diagnostic. Following are example prices for Car Fuse Replacement. Click on the button below to get an upfront quote for your car.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti $75 $4.78 $70.00 33% $112.28
2006 Chevrolet Malibu $75 $4.78 $70.00 33% $112.28
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe $75 $4.78 $70.00 33% $112.28
2007 BMW X5 $74 $4.18 $70.00 33% $111.68
2014 Acura TSX $75 $4.79 $70.00 33% $112.29
2007 Audi S4 $74 $4.44 $70.00 33% $111.94
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How to Diagnose a Bad or Failing Fuse?

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Fuses are simple electrical devices that are designed to stop electronic circuits from being overloaded. They come in many shapes, sizes, and designs, however, most automotive fuses use a strip of wire that will melt or break if the amount of current that is passing through it exceeds the amperage rating of the fuse. The fuse will blow in order to protect the circuit, wiring, and components from possible damage due to excessive current. When fuses blow or have any issues they can cause problems with functions and accessories of the vehicle. Usually a bad or blown fuse will produce a few symptoms that can alert the driver of a potential issue.

Accessories or functions lose power

One of the first symptoms of an issue with a fuse is loss of power to one or more of the vehicle’s functions or accessories. Fuses are installed in line of specific circuits in order to protect those circuits from potentially overloading. If those circuits do become overloaded, for any reason, the fuse will blow and cut off power to the circuit in order to protect it from the possibility of damage. If you notice that any of the vehicle’s functions or accessories, such as the radio, wipers, power windows or locks, etc, suddenly cease to function it may be related to a fuse.

Fuse is blown

Another, more direct symptom of a bad fuse is a blown fuse. If the fuse is bad, upon retrieval and inspection the wire inside of the fuse will broken, burnt, or otherwise disconnected. A blown fuse will have to be replaced with a new one in order to restore function to the circuit. A blown fuse should also be investigated to determine what caused the fuse to blow in the first place.

While most fuses should last a long time as long as the vehicle’s electrical system is operating correctly, over time electrical systems and components can develop issues that cause fuses to blow. If you find or suspect that one or more of your fuses is blown or may be having an issue, have the vehicle inspected and diagnosed by a professional technician, to determine if the fuse should be replaced, and if another problem may be present.

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Brian

21 years of experience
29 reviews
Brian
21 years of experience
He came out and got my fusible link changed and it was a pain to do. Very knowledgeable and nice guy.
2010 SCION XB - FUSE - MONROVIA, MARYLAND

Aaron

26 years of experience
32 reviews
Aaron
26 years of experience
Aaron was delayed a little bit from his previous appointment, but when he arrived, he diagnosed the problem quickly and went to get the required fuse. It was a special fuse. Once he got back and put the fuse in, everything worked fine. He also showed us where the battery was on the HHR. At the back bumper, no less!
2006 CHEVROLET HHR - FUSE - MICCOSUKEE CPO, FLORIDA

Robert

9 years of experience
55 reviews
Robert
9 years of experience
Robert was very professional and he has a lot of knowledge as a mechanic. Easy going and punctual too. I hope to use him again.
2010 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER - CAR FUSE REPLACEMENT - SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA

Chris

15 years of experience
163 reviews
Chris
15 years of experience
Got an amazing service from Chris! Was very professional and knowledgeable. He would explain the problems I had with my car. I would definitely recommend him!
2009 DODGE JOURNEY - FUSE - HOUSTON, TEXAS

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