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Hyundai Accent Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
How to check or change a blown electrical fuse or relay in a 4th generation 2011 to 2015 Hyundai Accent with pictures.

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2013 Accent Fuse Box
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Push In Release Tab
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Press Rear Release Tab

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the fourth generation (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015) Hyundai Accent in checking or changing a blown fuse or relay in either the engine bay or interior passenger compartment electrical panel locations.

Owners of other Hyundai or Kia vehicles such as the Tucson, Elantra, Sonata, Azera, Veloster, Tiburon, Genesis, Lavita, Veracruz, Santa Fe, ix20, i20, ix35, Fluidic Verna, Equus, Cadenza, Forte, Optima, Rio, Soul, Sedona, Sorento, Spectra and Sportage may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

This 2013 Accent is equipped with the relatively newer style of "Low Profile" mini blade fuses. If necessary, you may also use the slightly taller standard mini blade fuses.

Replacement fuses in a variety of amperage ratings (e.g. 5, 10, 10, 15, 20 & 25) can be purchased at various stores such as Walmart, Napa Auto Parts, Advance Auto Parts, Pep Boys, Discount Auto Part or online at Amazon.

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Fuse Location Diagram
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Engine Bay Fuse Block
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Plastic Fuse Puller Tool

The engine bay fuse box is located on the right (driver) side of the engine bay next to the 12V automotive battery.

To remove the cover, gently press in the release tab on the front and rear retaining clips.

Pull the box cover straight off and turn it over to view the fuse location diagram.

There is also another fuse location diagram in the owner's manual.

There should be a white plastic fuse puller tool situated at the middle of the right edge.

If the tool is missing, you may also be able to use a pair of needle nose pliers with rubber insulated handles. I'd also recommend wearing gloves.

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Driver Side Dashboard
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Pull Off Fuse Block Cover
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Diagram On Other Side
To access the interior passenger compartment fuse block, you'll first need to remove a plastic panel.

The panel is located on the lower left area of the dashboard near the driver's left knee.

Place two fingers in to the opening at the bottom of the access cover and gently pull it out.

There is a fuse location diagram on the back side of the panel and also another one in your owner's manual.

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Interior Fuse Panel
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Place Jaws Over Fuse
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Pull Out Old Fuse



 

Squeeze together the end of the fuse puller tool and place the jaws over the fuse you'd like to check or change.

Pull the old fuse straight out of the socket.

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Hold Up To Light Bulb
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Push In New Fuse
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Replace Fuse Puller Tool
Hold the old fuse up to a light source.

If the thin metal strip inside the translucent plastic middle section appears to be burnt, then the old fuse is most likely "blown" and should be replaced with a new one of the same amperage rating (e.g. 5, 10, 15, 20, 25).

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

Push a new low profile mini blade fuse of the same amperage rating straight in to the socket.

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Push On Fuse Box Cover
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Replace Access Panel
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Snap In Lower Edge
Line up the engine bay fuse box cover and push it back in to place.

Insert the tabs on the top edge of the interior passenger compartment fuse panel access cover. Then gently pop in the lower edge of the cover.

Test the electrical component that wasn't working such as your power windows, headlights, tail lights, radio, horn, etc.

If replacing the fuse didn't solve the problem, then you may have a shorted wire somewhere or you need to replace the electrical component itself.

For more, check out my other Hyundai Accent DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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