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Honda Civic Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
How to check or change a blown electrical fuse or relay in a 9th generation 2012 to 2015 Honda Civic with pictures.

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2013 Civic Engine Bay Fuse Box
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Push In Release Tab On Rear

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the ninth generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and maybe also the 2016) Honda Civic in checking or changing a blown fuse or relay in either the engine bay or interior passenger compartment electrical panel locations.

Owners of other Honda or Acura vehicles such as the Accord, Crosstour, CR-V, CR-Z, Fit, Insight, Odyssey, Pilot, Ridgeline, ILX, TSX, TLX, TL, RLX, RDX and MDX may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

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

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

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Push In Release Tab On Front
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Pull Off Fuse Box Cover
The engine bay fuse box is located on the right (driver) side of the engine bay next to the air box and 12V automotive battery.

Press in the tabs on the front and rear edges of the fuse box to release the retaining clips before pulling off the cover.

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

A white plastic fuse puller tool should be attached to the underside of the cover.

(If the tool is missing, you may also use a pair of needle nose pliers with rubber insulated handles.)

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Fuse Location Diagram & Tool
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Driver's Side Dashboard
The interior passenger compartment fuse block is located under the dashboard near the driver's left knee.
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Interior Panel Under Dashboard
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Place Tool Over Old Fuse
The fuse location diagram for the interior passenger compartment electrical panel is located in the owner's manual.



 

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Pull Out Old Fuse
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Check Old Fuse - Light Bulb
Place the jaws of the fuse puller tool over the old fuse that you'd like to check or change.

Pull the old fuse straight out of the panel, remove it from the tool and hold it up to a light source.

If the thin metal bar inside the translucent plastic center of the old fuse appears to be broken or "burnt" the old fuse is probably "blown" and should be replaced.

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

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Push In New Low Profile Fuse
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Replace Fuse Puller Tool
Push a new "Low Profile" mini blade fuse of the same amperage rating (e.g. 5, 10, 15, 20, 25) straight in to the socket.

You may also use the slightly taller standard mini blade fuses if necessary. They will just stick out from the electrical panel a bit further.

Replace the fuse puller tool on the underside of the engine bay fuse box cover.

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Push On Fuse Box Cover
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Electrical Fuse Replaced
Lower the fuse box cover over the panel and gently push it back in to place. Check that the fuse box cover is secure.

Test the electrical component that you were having problems with such as the radio, power window motors, interior lights, A/C blower motor, etc.

If changing the fuse hasn't resolved the electrical problem, you might have a shorted wire somewhere or the component itself needs to be replaced.

For more, check out my other 2012-2015 Honda Civic DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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