I don't have no radio after getting my main fuse by the motor replaced looked at fuse box all in japanese googgled elgrand but gave diagram but fuses seem ok if i checked them properly thanks
You can check every fuse on the car in 5 minutes, without even pulling the fuse out to inspect it. You just need a cheap test light, one with an electrical lead with a clip and a needle type probe.
On the tops of all fuses (maxi-fuses, regular fuses, & mini-fuses) are two indents with metal showing, one at each end of the top.
For the under hood fuses, clip the tester lead to the negative post of the battery. Touch the positive battery post with the probe to check your ground clip is good-tester should light up. Now turn the key to on, not start, and touch the tester probe to one end of a fuse in the little slot-it should light up-(almost) every fuse on the car will have power going through it with the key in on. Now you probe the other end of fuse: If fuse is good, tester will light on both ends of fuse. A blown fuse will only light the tester on one end of fuse. If both ends light, fuse is good, and move to next fuse.
For the fuses inside the car, just clip the tester lead to a good ground point-a metal screw or metal bracket under the dash. Again with key in on, touch a fuse end in that testing slot. If tester doesn't light,. check or reposition the ground lead till you see the tester light up. Now touch each fuse on both ends. A good fuse will light the tester on both ends of fuse, a blown fuse will only light tester on one end of the fuse. There, you are done. You not only have checked all fuses, you have verified that power is going through the fuse panel.
There may be one or two fuses that won't light the tester on either end with key on. Some cars have an interior lights fuse that only gets power with the head or park light switch turned on. And some cars have a "crank" fuse that only gets power when the key is in crank or start. (A fuse for the radio will certainly have power with key in on.) There are a few fuses that are hot at all times (like brake lights fuse, and most if not all of the maxi-fuses). But with key on, (almost) every fuse should show power and light up a test light. good luck.
Dec 15, 2015 |
Cars & Trucks