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If you want to put fuses into an electrical circuit the install in line fuses as close to the power supply as possible For example if you want to run a power wire from the battery to a set of light relays then the fuse would be as close as possible to the battery. The size of the fuse should be 1 amp more than the unit you are installing will need to run. So if you are installing a unit that uses 5 amps then a 6amp fuse will do the job. Do not go overboard with the amperage of the fuse because you are putting them there to protect the wiring in the event of a dead short.

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Hi, this may true if you connected the trailer brake to the connector on the factory wiring harness. There are several fuses that are needed for trailer towing. In the box by the battery, fuses 13, 25, 27, 53, and 54 are needed. You will need a relay in relay slot 19 for the trailer running lights, a relay in relay slot 20 to charge the trailer emergency battery; and, if your trailer has backup lights (6 or 7 wire connector), you will also need a relay in the relay slot 15. If you did not use the factory connector for your trailer brake controller, check to make sure you have connected the controller to an appropriate power source in the truck. Please let me know if you have questions, and thanks for using FixYa.

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Where is location of 1991 olds silhouette fuse panel?


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The fuses are of the miniaturized (compact) size and are located on a fuse block, they provide increased circuit protection and reliability. Access to the fuse block is gained through the glove box opening. Each fuse receptacle is marked as to the circuit it protects and the correct amperage of the fuse.
REPLACEMENT

  1. Pull the fuse from the fuse block.
  2. Inspect the fuse element (through the clear plastic body) to the blade terminal for defects.
When replacing the fuse, DO NOT use one of higher amperage.
  1. To install, reverse the removal procedures.

Jun 15, 2015 | 1991 Oldsmobile Silhouette

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My 1996--windshield wipers,radio,cruise control and power windows. Dont work Is there a fuse that control all these that function ?


Fuse Block and Convenience Center

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See Figures 1 through 5
For 1988-93 models, refer to the wiring diagrams for fuse application and amperage ratings.
Fuses protect all the major electrical systems in the car. In case of an electrical overload, the fuse melts, breaking the circuit and stopping the flow of electricity.
The fuse block on most models covered by this section is located under the instrument panel to the left of the steering column. The fuse block should be visible from underneath the steering column, near the pedal bracket.


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Fig. Fig. 1: Some models may use an underhood fuse/relay panel
If the panel is not visible, check for a removable compartment door or trim panel which may used on later models to hide the block. This panel is usually located on the left end of the instrument panel.
The convenience center is located just below the instrument panel on the drivers side. It contains individual relays such as the seat belt and ignition key alarm, and flasher.
On newer model vehicles there is an underhood fuse/relay center contains both mini and maxi fuses, as well as some relays.
If a fuse blows, the cause should be investigated and corrected before the installation of a new fuse. This, however, is easier to say than to do. Because each fuse protects a limited number of components, your job is narrowed down somewhat. Begin your investigation by looking for obvious fraying, loose connections, breaks in insulation, etc. Use the techniques outlined at the beginning of this section. Electrical problems are almost always a real headache to solve, but if you are patient and persistent, and approach the problem logically (that is, don't start replacing electrical components randomly), you will eventually find the solution.
Each fuse block uses miniature fuses (normally plug-in blade terminal-type for these vehicles) which are designed for increased circuit protection and greater reliability. The compact plug-in or blade terminal design allows for fingertip removal and replacement.
Although most fuses are interchangeable in size, the amperage values are not. Should you install a fuse with too high a value, damaging current could be allowed to destroy the component you were attempting to protect by using a fuse in the first place. The plug-in type fuses have a volt number molded on them and are color coded for easy identification. Be sure to only replace a fuse with the proper amperage rated substitute.


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Fig. Fig. 2: Fuse panel cover-1991 model shown


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Fig. Fig. 3: The fuse panel cover is located at the drivers side of the instrument panel. Remove the panel to access the fuses-1996-98 models shown


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Fig. Fig. 4: Fuse application and amperage ratings-1994-98 models. Refer to the wiring diagrams for 1988-93 models


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Fig. Fig. 5: Underhood fuse/relay panel applications and ratings
A blown fuse can easily be checked by visual inspection or by continuity checking.
A special heavy duty turn signal flasher is required to properly operate the turn signals when a trailer's lights are connected to the system.


REPLACEMENT

  1. Locate the fuse for the circuit in question.

When replacing the fuse, DO NOT use one with a higher amperage rating.
  1. Check the fuse by pulling it from the fuse block and observing the element. If it is broken, install a replacement fuse the same amperage rating. If the fuse blows again, check the circuit for a short to ground or faulty device in the circuit protected by the fuse.
  2. Continuity can also be checked with the fuse installed in the fuse block with the use of a test light connected across the 2 test points on the end of the fuse. If the test light lights, replace the fuse. Check the circuit for a short to ground or faulty device in the circuit protected by the fuse.

Mar 11, 2013 | 1996 GMC Yukon

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Fuse panel diagram


Fuses

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REPLACEMENT

See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7


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Fig. Fig. 1: The power distribution box in the engine compartment contains fuses and relays


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Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the cover for the interior fuse panel


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Fig. Fig. 3: A fuse puller tool is located inside the fuse panel to aid in the removal of the fuses


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Fig. Fig. 4: Grasp the fuses with the puller and pull straight out to remove the fuses


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Fig. Fig. 5: There are generally four types of fuses used in these vehicles


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Fig. Fig. 6: Fuse current rating and color code chart


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Fig. Fig. 7: Visual examination will reveal a blown fuse, but it should not be replaced until repairs are made
Fuses protect all the major electrical systems in the car. In case of an electrical overload, the fuse melts, breaking the circuit and stopping the flow of electricity.
If a fuse blows, the cause should be investigated and corrected before the installation of a new fuse. This, however, is easier to say than to do. Because each fuse protects a limited number of components, your job is narrowed down somewhat. Begin your investigation by looking for obvious fraying, loose connections, breaks in insulation, etc. Use the techniques outlined at the beginning of this section. Electrical problems are almost always a real headache to solve, but if you are patient and persistent, and approach the problem logically (that is, don't start replacing electrical components randomly), you will eventually find the solution.
Each fuse block uses miniature fuses (normally plug-in blade terminal-type for these vehicles) which are designed for increased circuit protection and greater reliability. The compact plug-in or blade terminal design allows for fingertip removal and replacement.
Although most fuses are interchangeable in size, the amperage values are not. Should you install a fuse with too high a value, damaging current could be allowed to destroy the component you were attempting to protect by using a fuse in the first place. The plug-in type fuses have a volt number molded on them and are color coded for easy identification. Be sure to only replace a fuse with the proper amperage rated substitute.
A blown fuse can easily be checked by visual inspection or by continuity checking.
The fuse block is located on the lower left side of the instrument panel. To access the fuse panel, open the driver's side door. Pull off the fuse panel cover to get to the fuses. Spare fuses and a fuse puller should always be kept here. Various convenience connectors, which snap-lock into the fuse block, add to the serviceability of this unit.


REPLACEMENT

  1. Locate the fuse for the circuit in question.

When replacing the fuse, always use a replacement fuse of the same amperage value. NEVER use one with a higher amperage rating.
  1. Check the fuse by pulling it from the fuse block and observing the element. If it is broken, install a replacement fuse the same amperage rating. If the fuse blows again, check the circuit for a short to ground or faulty device in the circuit protected by the fuse.
  2. Continuity can also be checked with the fuse installed in the fuse block with the use of a test light connected across the 2 test points on the end of the fuse. If the test light lights, replace the fuse. Check the circuit for a short to ground or faulty device in the circuit protected by the fuse

Aug 10, 2012 | 2000 Pontiac Sunfire

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I have a1975 jeep it was a postal jeep i want to add a sterio and some other stuff but i need to install a nother fusebox how do i do that?


Glad you did not try to overload the existing connections. You want to put in a fused line close to the Battery. Doing this will protect things at the earliest possible position of trouble.

When you run the new line through the firewall, use a protected grommet to prevent chaffing. Use dumb gum or a silicone sealer to prevent exhaust fumes or water from entering the cabin through the grommet opening.

Use a fuse holder scaled to the size of fuse and wiring to match the fuse load. You will need a Relay to hook to your Ignition circuit. You may have an extra slot in the fusebox for the overhead lights some Postal vehicles used. This is your trigger wire.

The Trigger wire will go from a protected Igniton slot on the fusebox and it will connect the Relay to the Battery.

The use of a Relay allows you to connect 2 high-powered wires using only a minimum Trigger wire that is automatically controlled by the Ignition key. Then mount a small additional fuse block inside the cabin to provide smaller fused locations for the additional circuits you wish to add.

Be aware that the sum of the fuses in the new fusebox does not exceed the fuse size in the main lead. Maybe use a 20 Amp Main fuse and this will provide you with 4 5AMP circuits or 2 5AMP and a 10AMP position.

The Relay should be Automotive or Marine quality, but the wiring and fuse block can be from Radio Shack or a place like West Marine.

Also keep in mind that these are Postal vehicles and may not have big Alternators capable of much power.

I hope my solution is helpful.

Jun 29, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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Where is the trailer fuse located on a 2012 jeep grand cheroke


depends if the person , installing trailer setup
used the factory kit
or just cut in to your wiring.

my 2010 WK has a fuse.
why not say what fails.? first.
brakes
blinkers L and R
parking lights.
and if the cars lights are effected?????? or hazards.

which location, will the fuses are all under-hood.
the operators guide names them all , lost that.

the factory kit comes with trailer relays to add to system.
this protects the system best from trailers that short out.
best is to set it up like that. using real jeep kit.
but we can fix yours. as soon as you answer the questions.
im not posted all fuses for all 4 circuits,

fess up and get free answers.

Jan 15, 2012 | 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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2006 kia sedona a/c keeps blowing fuse


Not unless you are willing to risk electrical damage or a fire! A fuse is a protection device that is designed to blow if the amp load in a circuit exceeds the "safe" limit for that circuit. Fuses are built with a specific amp rating which is marked on the fuse. The wiring and design load of the circuit dictates the size of fuse that's required to protect the circuit. Circuits that draw a lot of power need fuses with high amp ratings (20 or 30 amps) while those that use minimal power require smaller fuses (5 to 15 amps).

When the current in a circuit exceeds the normal limit for whatever reason, the metal element in the fuse melts and opens the circuit stopping the flow of current. A short, for example, causes a runaway electrical current. If not stopped, wires can start to melt and things can catch on fire. So respect the amp ratings specified for fuses (which can usually be found in your vehicle owners manual, on the fuse block itself or a fuse block reference decal).

What happens if you install a fuse with the wrong amp rating? If you install a 20 amp fuse in a circuit designed for 10 amps, you're asking for trouble. A difference of 10 amps might not sound like much, but it may be enough to fry a sensitive electronic component or to overheat wires to the point where the insulation may start to melt.

WARNING: Under no circumstances should you ever bypass or eliminate a fuse. No electrical circuit should ever be operated without fuse protection. This is extremely dangerous, especially if you've had problems with a fuse blowing before.

If a fuse keeps blowing, it usually means something is amiss in the circuit. The wiring should be checked along with the components in the circuit to determine if there's a short or other problem.

The fuse for the windshield wiper circuit, for example, may blow if ice or debris builds up in the cowl areas and interferes with the movement of the wiper arms. If a fuse blows in a motor circuit (heater blower motor, cooling fan motor, power seat or window, electric fuel pump, etc.), it often indicates a shorted motor. If a fuse in a light circuit blows, look for wiring or connector shorts. Adding driving lights may also overtax the headlight circuit unless a separate circuit is provided for the driving lights. An A/C fuse will blow if the system is low on refrigerant and is working unusually hard, or if the compressor is hanging up. Stereo systems with high amp boosters should also have their own electrical circuit with fuse protection to avoid overloading the normal radio circuit.

Jul 22, 2011 | 2006 Kia Sedona

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What happens if i put i bigger fuse in like 40a in there now and i put in a 50a


Fuses are sized according to the size of the wires they protect. When you put a bigger fuse in that what the wire is good for, you risk damaging components, melting wires, and even starting a fire!

Feb 27, 2011 | Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Cars & Trucks

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Dashboard lights dont work


Try to adjust the dashboard dimmer switch.

or check for fuses:
CIRCUIT PROTECTION Fuses REPLACEMENT Fig. 1: The power distribution box in the engine compartment contains fuses and relays 91146p01.jpg
Fig. 2: Remove the cover from the interior fuse panel (located on the far left of the instrument panel) 91146p66.jpg
Fig. 3: A fuse puller tool is located inside the fuse panel to aid in the removal of the fuses 91146p67.jpg
Fig. 4: Grasp the fuses with the puller and pull straight out to remove the fuses 91146p68.jpg
Fig. 5: There are generally four types of fuses used in these vehicles 88256g69.gif
Fig. 6: Fuse current rating and color code chart 88256g70.gif
Fig. 7: Visual examination will reveal a blown fuse, but it should not be replaced until repairs are made 87956094.gif
Fuses protect all the major electrical systems in the car. In case of an electrical overload, the fuse melts, breaking the circuit and stopping the flow of electricity. If a fuse blows, the cause should be investigated and corrected before the installation of a new fuse. This, however, is said than done. Because each fuse protects a limited number of components, your job is narrowed down somewhat. Begin your investigation by looking for obvious fraying, loose connections, breaks in insulation, etc. Use the techniques outlined at the beginning of this section. Electrical problems are almost always a real headache to solve, but if you are patient and persistent, and approach the problem logically (that is, don't start replacing electrical components randomly), you will eventually find the solution. Each fuse block uses miniature fuses (normally plug-in blade terminal-type for these vehicles) which are designed for increased circuit protection and greater reliability. The compact plug-in or blade terminal design allows for fingertip removal and replacement. Although most fuses are interchangeable in size, the amperage values are not. Should you install a fuse with too high a value, damaging current could be allowed to destroy the component you were attempting to protect by using a fuse in the first place. The plug-in type fuses have a volt number molded on them and are color coded for easy identification. Be sure to only replace a fuse with the proper amperage rated substitute. A blown fuse can easily be checked by visual inspection or by continuity checking. The fuse block is located on the lower left side of the instrument panel. To access the fuse panel, open the driver's side door. Pull off the fuse panel cover to get to the fuses. Spare fuses and a fuse puller should always be kept here. Various convenience connectors, which snap-lock into the fuse block, add to the serviceability of this unit.
  1. Locate the fuse for the circuit in question. NOTE: When replacing the fuse, always use a replacement fuse of the same amperage value. NEVER use one with a higher amperage rating.
  2. Check the fuse by pulling it from the fuse block and observing the element. If it is broken, install a replacement fuse the same amperage rating. If the fuse blows again, check the circuit for a short to ground or faulty device in the circuit protected by the fuse.
  3. Continuity can also be checked with the fuse installed in the fuse block with the use of a test light connected across the 2 test points on the end of the fuse. If the test light lights, replace the fuse. Check the circuit for a short to ground or faulty device in the circuit protected by the fuse.
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Sep 18, 2010 | 1999 Chevrolet Malibu

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I want to check the fuses in my 1995 pontiac Bonneville SE. There suppose to be 2 fuse boxes. Exactly where are they? and how do I get into them. Is there a fuse box diagram for this exact model?


Fuses Fuses (located on a swing down unit near the steering column or in the glove box) protect all the major electrical systems in the car. In case of an electrical overload, the fuse melts, breaking the circuit and stopping the flow of electricity. If a fuse blows, the cause should be investigated and corrected before the installation of a new fuse. This, however, is easier to say than to do. Because each fuse protects a limited number of components, your job is narrowed down somewhat. Begin your investigation by looking for obvious fraying, loose connections, breaks in insulation, etc. Use the techniques outlined at the beginning of this section. Electrical problems are almost always a real headache to solve, but if you are patient and persistent, and approach the problem logically (that is, don't start replacing electrical components randomly), you will eventually find the solution. Each fuse block uses miniature fuses (normally plug-in blade terminal-type for these vehicles) which are designed for increased circuit protection and greater reliability. The compact plug-in or blade terminal design allows for fingertip removal and replacement. Although most fuses are interchangeable in size, the amperage values are not. Should you install a fuse with too high a value, damaging current could be allowed to destroy the component you were attempting to protect by using a fuse in the first place. The plug-in type fuses have a volt number molded on them and are color coded for easy identification. Be sure to only replace a fuse with the proper amperage rated substitute. A blown fuse can easily be checked by visual inspection or by continuity checking. The amperage of each fuse and the circuit it protects are marked on the fuse box, which is located under the left side (driver's side) of the instrument panel and pulls down for easy access.

Aug 31, 2010 | 1995 Pontiac Bonneville

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What is the maximum size fuse should I use to replace the fuse?


dont replace the fuse bigger than the specified by the manufacturer, it is harmfull to your vehicle, find out first what is the problem to your load why the fuse is blowing

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