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Nissan Altima Electrical Fuses Replacement Guide
How to check or change a blown electrical fuse in a 5th generation 2013, 2014 and 2015 Nissan Altima sedan with photos.

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2014 Altima Fuse Boxes
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Gently Pull Back Clip
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Release 2nd Retaining Clip

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the fifth generation (2013, 2014, 2015 and possibly also the revised 2016 model year) Nissan Altima sedan in checking or changing a blown fuse or relay in either the engine bay or the interior passenger compartment electrical panels.

Owners of other Nissan or Infiniti vehicles such as the Versa, Maxima, Juke, Rogue, Murano, Xterra, Pathfinder, Sentra, Cube, Armada, Leaf, Quest, Frontier, 370Z, GT-R, Titan, G25, G37, M35 and M37 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The 5th generation Altima is equipped with the relatively newer style "low Profile" mini blade fuses. They may also be replaced with the slightly taller standard mini blade fuses.

New fuses can be purchased in a variety of amperage ratings (e.g. 5, 10, 15, 20, 25) at Walmart, Advance Auto Parts, Pep Boys, NAPA and Discount Auto Parts.

A white plastic fuse puller tool is included at the bottom of the interior fuse block.

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Turn Over Fuse Block
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Push In Release Tab
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Pull Off Plastic Cover
The two engine bay fuse boxes are located at the front right area of the engine bay next to the 12V automotive battery and the air filter box.

Gently pull back the two retaining clips on the rear edge of the large fuse box and lift the panel out of the box.

Turn over the electrical panel to access the fuses.

Push in the release tab at the front edge of the smaller fuse box and lift the cover straight off.

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Dashboard - Driver Left Knee
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Pull Open Access Cover
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Fuse Location Diagram
The interior passenger compartment fuse panel is located behind a plastic access cover near where the driver's left knee would normally reside.

Insert your fingers in to the opening at the top of the access cover and pull it out of the dashboard.

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

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Interior Fuse Panel
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White Plastic Fuse Puller
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Remove Fuse Puller Tool
There is a white plastic fuse puller tool at the bottom middle part of the interior fuse panel.

Pull the tool straight out of its socket.



 

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Place Tool Over Old Fuse
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Pull Out Old Fuse
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Hold Fuse Up To Light
Place the tool over the fuse you'd like to check or change.

Pull the old fuse straight out of the socket.

Hold the fuse up to a light source and examine the thin metal bar in the translucent plastic center part of the fuse.

If the thin metal appears to be burnt or broken then the fuse is "blown" and should be replaced with a new one of the same amperage rating (5, 10, 15, 20, 35, etc.).

If the metal bar looks intact, the fuse is most likely still be good. 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 Fuse
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Re-Insert Access Cover
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Access Cover Replaced
Push a new low profile mini blade fuse straight in to the socket.

If necessary, you can also use the slightly taller standard mini blade fuses. They will just stick out of the slot a bit more.

Re-insert the interior fuse block access cover and gently snap it back in to place.

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Turn Over Fuse Block
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Push On Plastic Cover
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Electrical Fuse Replaced
Turn over the larger engine bay fuse block and lower it down in to box.

Push it down to secure the two retaining clips.

Push on the smaller engine bay fuse box cover.

Test the electrical component that you were having issues with such as the radio, wiper blades, tail lights, headlights, power windows, door locks, etc.

If you are still having the same electrical problem, you might have a shorted wire somewhere or the component itself needs to be replaced.

For more, check out my other 2013-2015 Nissan Altima DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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