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Nissan Altima Blown Fuse Replacement Guide
How to replace a burnt out electrical fuse in the engine bay or passenger compartment fuse box of a 2007-2012 Nissan Altima.

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Engine Bay Fuse Box
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Front Retaining Clip
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Release Fuse Box Clip

This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 4th generation 2007 to 2012 Nissan Altima in replacing a blown fuse in either the engine bay or the passenger compartment fuse boxes.

Owners of other Nissan or Infiniti vehicles such as the Versa, Maxima, Juke, Rogue, Murano, Xterra, Pathfinder, Sentra, Cube, Armada, Quest, Frontier, Titan, G25, G37, M35 and M37 may also find this guide to be helpful.

If your headlights, tail lights, interior lights, radio or other electrical components in your Nisan Altima suddenly stop working, you may just need to replace a blown fuse.

No tools are needed to replace any electrical fuse in either fuse box except for the small white plastic "fuse puller" tool that is attached to the passenger compartment fuse block.

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Rear Fuse Box Clip
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Lift Up Fuse Box Cover
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Engine Bay Fuse Block
Be sure that the vehicle's ignition switch is set to "OFF" before continuing.

Then move to the engine bay and remove the fuse block cover by releasing the black plastic tab closest to the front of the car and the other one near the windshield. Check the chart printed on the underside of the fuse block cover to determine if the fuse you may need to replace is in the engine bay fuse block.

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Interior & Exterior Bulbs
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Type A & Type B Fuses
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Near Driver Left Knee
If not, move to the driver's footwell area of the car and pull off the plastic panel on the lower left area of the dashboard. Behind this panel, you'll find the passenger compartment fuse block.
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Remove Driver Fuse Cover
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Passenger Area Fuse Block
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Fuse Block Chart
Check the fuse block chart on the underside of the cover panel to locate the fuse you may need to replace.
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Fuse Chart Orientation
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White Fuse Puller Tool
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Fuse Puller Tool Removed
To remove and verify that a fuse is not blown, remove the white fuse puller tool located at the bottom right corner of the passenger compartment fuse block.



 

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Engine Bay Fuse Block
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Engine Fuse Block Chart
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Pull Out Blown Fuse
Gently push the two "teeth" on the smaller end of the fuse puller tool over the colorful plastic top of the fuse you need to remove. Pull the fuse straight up out of the block and then allow the fuse to fall out of the larger top end onto a safe place.
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Drop Fuse Out Of Puller
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Replace Fuse Box Cover
To check if a fuse is blown or still in good working order, hold the fuse up to a light source and inspect the metal ribbon that runs through it. If the strip of metal inside the colorful plastic fuse is unbroken, the fuse is still good. If you see a break in the fuse's metal strip especially with two burnt up and shriveled edges, the fuse has "blown" and needs to be replaced.
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Replace Fuse Puller Tool
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Replace Passenger Fuse Cover
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Panel Re-Installed
To install the new fuse, gently push it straight down into the socket on the fuse block. It doesn't matter which way the fuse is installed, but installing it so that the "10" "15" or "20" amps number can be easily read is preferred.

Turn the vehicle's ignition switch to the "ON" or "Accessory" position to test the vehicle's electrical components.

If the component works fine again, replace the fuse puller tool and the fuse block covers for both the passenger compartment and engine bay fuse blocks.

If the fuse continues to "blow" repeatedly, there could be an electrical short in the fuse block, wires, or the component. You may need to replace the faulty component or have an automotive electrical specialist track down the electrical short.


For more of my maintenance instructions, click on the following links: 2007-2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Maintenance Guides, and 2002-2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Maintenance Guides.
 
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