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I need to know if i need a new headlight switch or if i need a fuse replaced, but i need a diagram of the fuse panel.

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The fuse block on all models is located under the left hand side of the instrument panel. All flashers are mounted on the fuse block. Each fuse is marked on the fuse block as to which circuit it is protecting. Some early models also use an in-line 30 amp, fuse for the air conditioning hi-blower, located at the cowl relay and an in-line 10 amp, fuse for power antennas.

Check this diagrams...

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Fig. 19: Chassis wiring - 1981-83 Cutlass




Fig. 20: Chassis wiring - 1981-83 Cutlass continued



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