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The easiest way is with a cheap test light. You don't even have to pull the fuse out to visually inspect it. Get a test light with a needle-like probe on it. The fuses have little indents on both ends of the top of the fuse to accept the probe. Find a suitable ground for the testlight's black lead wire. Turn the key to on (so all fuses are powered up) and probe both ends of the fuse. A bad (blown) fuse will only light the testlight on one end of the fuse. A good fuse will turn on the light at both ends of the fuse-meaning the fuse is not blown out, but is good.
See how easy? The only other way is to pull the fuse out and see if the wire or element strip inside the fuse is burned and snapped apart, sometimes hard to tell without trying a known good fuse.

Posted on Nov 03, 2012

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    wehi4 Nov 04, 2012

    Thank you very much!



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