How to replace a blown fuse
The amp rating is also normally stamped on the fuse too, so you don't need to know what the colours mean.
Changing the fuse on a car electrical system is pretty easy, the 'blade fuses' just push in and out of the fusebox (see below).
You may need to check or change your fuses if something electrical on your car is not working, for example ;
- windscreen wipers have
Before you even think about taking the car to the garage or stripping bits off your vehicle, find out where your fuse box is and check the fuses. Your Haynes Manual should tell you where the fuse box is located.
Where is the fusebox and what does it look like?
Here is a typical photo of what you are looking for ;
On the left is the good fuse, look in the middle and
you can see it is still intact.
So if you have an electrical item on your car that is
not working, such as the radio or windscreen wipers, you need to look in the
fusebox for a fuse that looks like the one on the right. Replacing
that fuse should get rid of the problem. Always carry spare fuses in
the car, they are very cheap.
If the same fuse continues to blow, either immediately or after a while, then this will require further investigation. The fuse is probably continually blowing because of an electrical fault elsewhere on the car and this will need to be checked out by an expert.