Not a mechanic, have never replaced a fuse before but would like to. I believe I've found the fusebox near the door hinge, but it's covered and I don't want to pry off or disconnect anything I shouldn't. I'm sure I can manage the actual swap, I just can't figure out how to get at them.
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I expect the big mistake seemed like a good idea at the time.
The main circuits of older cars had no protection and any short circuit on the hot side of the fusebox resulted in smoke, melted wires and often fire. Time marched on and some manufacturers opted for protection by large fuses in a supplementary fusebox near the battery and others opted for fusible links spliced into the wiring, again close to the battery.
If you are lucky you will find a fusible link has failed or maybe a big fuse...
The mechanic is right. The relay is needed to prevent voltage problems, but remind him that you want a fuse inline since one way or another, the original was fused.
Also ask him about what happens with the antitheft alarm. It is suppose to blow the horn with lights flashing. You probably will lose the horn for that task.
Since this is a Hybrid, it will be very difficult to obtain a used or Salvaged fusebox for your car from a Salvage yard. Otherwise using a used part would save you alot if you want the fusebox replaced.
Read the manual provided through the manufacture and locate fuse changes. Each one should be specificly give the name for fuse that is out. It should be under the panel of the driver side. Use a flashlight.
On some vehicles the cigarette lighter fuse is attached to the cigarette lighter assembly itself. Check if you can gently prise the cigarette lighter assembly out of its location in the dashboard, or remove any panel that may allow access to the rear of the cigarette lighter and look for the fuse (it may be an in-line one in the power lead to the cigarette lighter or it may be physically attached to the cigarette lighter itself). Failing that, the fusebox is normally under the dashboard on the driver side, but some fuseboxes can be found under the dashboard on the passenger side. There should be a diagram under the fusebox cover that shows what circuits each fuse protects. If a fuse has blown ensure that another of the same type and value is used to replace it.
The 2003 Trailblazer has separate fuses for each headlight. Check the fusebox under the hood near the battery. A complete diagram showing you where the low beam fuses are can be found in your vehicle owner's manual.
OK, I found my code. Under the dash on the driver's side is the fuse box, it should be over your left foot. On the BACK side of the fusebox is the Smart Junction Box, and the 5-digit code is printed on it very plainly (too bad the fuse box is in the way). It's possible to remove the three nuts holding the fusebox down and turn it around, but there are so many wires holding it in place that it's nearly impossible. What I did was to get out my digital camera, put it in close-up macro mode, and worm it in behind the steering column, aimed at the back of the fusebox. I took about 20 pictures of the back of the fusebox, and one of the pictures showed the code.
i have a 98 s40. The fuses can be found internal (under the dashboard near the bonnethandle). Inside it you can find the fuse clamp and extra fuses. These can also be used for the external fusebox under the bonnet. I have found the fuse that might be broken, but i can't replace it because it has some extra casing. It's for internal lights and the alarm.
It is possible that it is the fuse but if so something caused the fuse to blow. It may be in the wiring which if you pull up the carpet by removing the door floor trim and lifting the carpet you will see the wiring underneath. Probably laying in water. Look for splices in the wiring which will have corroded. Repair the wiring then replace the fuse. Another problem may be in the motors found inside the doors. The brushes may have worn out. If so you need to replace the motors. Unlikely that both motors failed at the same time though. Usually the drivers door first since it is the most used.