What are automotive electrical fuses
These are items designed to protect an electrical circuit from overcurrent and prevent exceeding its current-carrying capacity. To clarify, they are the only protection for all electrical equipment installed in your car:
- Audio system;
- Power windows;
- Cigar lighter / Power outlet;
If there is overcurrent in the circuit, a fuse blows, disconnecting an appliance from the power supply. Thus, it protects the appliance from failure. If one of your car’s electrical devices got out of order, the blown fuse may be the issue. In this case, you need simply to replace it to solve the problem.
What does a blown fuse look like?
Inspect a metal strip (fusible element). A damaged one means the fuse has blown. If so, you need to replace it. However, sometimes the wire may look intact even in the blown fuse.
How we can help you
Fuse box diagrams presented on our website will help you to identify the right type for a particular electrical device installed in your vehicle. Use our website search to find the fuse and relay schemes (layouts) designed for your vehicle and see the fuse block’s location. Likewise, you can select the car make and model listed below or from the menu on the right.