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Can't open the cigarette lighter fuse box to get to the fuse

On the Ford Escort LX 1995, there is a fuse box on the left side of the car under the dash. It is rectangular in size. I can get this cover off to expose the fuses; however, there is a small fuse cover on the right of this panel that houses the cigarette lighter fuse. I can't figure out how to take this cover off to expose the fuse. Is there a hidden latch or a trick that I might be missing? Any help would be appreciated.

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Very simple! In a vertical orientation the cover is hinged at the top. Gently use a screwdriver to open the bottom and the cover will be able to swing up. Uses a 20 Amp fuse.

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I can't get the fuse cover off - does anyone have more specifics on how exactly you do it? I tried prying it with a screwdriver, and couldn't get it to budge. It's *REALLY* on there tight. Which side did you pry on? Left or Right? (Left = closest to other fuses.)

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  • BikeHelmet Dec 08, 2012

    Maybe someone could draw a circle around where they pried?

  • BikeHelmet Dec 11, 2012

    The solution was to pry harder. The inside of the cover has a plastic triangle applying pressure, holding it on tightly. There's no latch to remove - it's just a pressue problem, and the awkward angle. Give it a heave.

  • BikeHelmet Dec 11, 2012

    pressure* - gah, I wish there was an edit button.

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Thanks so much for posting this.....I blew this fuse months ago but couldn't find the fuse until I just googled it....yay! Now I can plug my phone charger in again....

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Use a small screw driver and pull cover outwards. one side should open.

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