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Dodge Charger Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
How to check or change a blown electrical fuse or relay in a 7th generation 2011 to 2014 Dodge Charger with photos.

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2014 Charger Fuse Box
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Press Release Tab
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Remove Fuse Box Cover

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the seventh generation (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & possibly also the revised 2015) Dodge Charger sedan in checking or changing a blown fuse or relay in either the engine bay or trunk electrical panel locations.

Owners of other Chrysler, Dodge and RAM vehicles such as the Town & Country, 300, 200, Avenger, Challenger, Journey, Dart, Durango, Grand Caravan, and Ram C/V Tradesman minivan may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The seventh generation Dodge Charger is equipped with both standard "Mini Blade Fuses" as seen in Picture # 12 and the newer style "Low Profile" mini blade fuses as seen below in Picture # 18.

Yellow plastic fuse puller tools are included on the underside of both the engine bay and trunk electrical panel covers.

If the tools are missing, you may also be able to use a pair of needle nose pliers with rubber insulated handles.

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Fuse Location Diagram
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Fuse Puller Tool
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Remove Tool From Block
The engine bay electrical box is located at the front left (passenger) side of the engine bay just behind the window washer fluid fill tube.

Press in the release tabs on the sides of the fuse box to release the cover.

There is a fuse location diagram on the underside of the cover and also another one in the owner's manual.

Pull off the yellow plastic fuse puller tool from the left rear corner of the fuse panel.

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Lift Trunk Floor Mat
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Press Release Tab
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Lift Off Fuse Box Cover
To access the electrical panel in the trunk, lift the floor mat and locate the black plastic box just behind the 12V automotive battery and to the right of the spare tire.

Press the release tab on the left (driver) side of the cover and lift it off the fuse box.

There is a fuse location diagram on the underside of the cover along with another yellow plastic fuse puller tool.

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Remove Fuse Puller Tool
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Pull Out Old Fuse
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Hold Fuse Up To Light



 

Squeeze the end of the fuse puller tool to open the jaws, place the jaws over the fuse you'd like to check or change and pull it straight out of the socket.

Hold the old fuse up to a light source.

If the thin metal bar inside the center of the old fuse appears to be intact, the fuse is most likely still good. But since new fuses are so inexpensive, it should still replaced as part of your electrical problem troubleshooting process.

If the thin metal strip inside the translucent plastic middle of the old fuse appears to be broken or burnt, then the fuse is "blown" and should be replaced with a new one.

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Push In New Fuse
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Replace Fuse Puller Tool
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Push On Fuse Box Cover
Push a new fuse of the same amperage rating (e.g. 5, 10, 15, 20, 25) straight in to the socket.

You may replace low profile mini blade fuses with the slightly taller standard mini blade fuses. They will fit in the socket but just stick out a bit above the block. But you must replace any OEM standard mini blade fuses with the same type.

Replace the fuse puller tool on to the underside of the cover.

Push the trunk electrical panel cover back in to place.

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Replace Trunk Mat
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Check Engine Bay Fuse
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Low Profile Mini Blade Fuse
Replace the carpeted trunk mat to cover the spare tire, fuse box and 12 volt car battery.

The last picture in the row above is a "Low Profile" mini blade fuse.

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Push In New Fuse
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Replace Tool
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Push On Fuse Block Cover
Replace the fuse puller tool at the left rear corner of the engine bay electrical panel.

Push the fuse box cover back in to place until you hear or feel the retaining clips click. Double check that the fuse box cover is secure.

Test the component that you were having issues with, such as the radio, power seats, power windows, interior lighting, A/C, brake lights, headlights, etc.

If the new fuse didn't solve your electrical problem, you may have a shorted wire somewhere or the component itself needs to be replaced.

For more, check out my other 2011-2014 Dodge Charger DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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