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Hyundai Santa Fe Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
How to change a blown electrical fuse or relay in a 3rd generation 2013 to 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe with photos.

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2014 Santa Fe Fuse Box
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Push In Tab - Release Clip
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Release Rear Clip

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and perhaps also the face lifted 2017 model year) Hyundai Santa Fe in checking or changing a blown fuse or relay in the engine bay or the interior passenger compartment electrical panels.

Owners of other Hyundai or Kia vehicles such as the Optima, Cadenza, K900, Sorento, Sportage, Sedona, Soul, Elantra, Veloster, Sonata, Azera, Tucson, Forte, Genesis, Cerato, Spectra, Accent, Sephia, i20, i30, ix35, i40 and Equus may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The 3rd generation Santa Fe is equipped with the relatively newer style low profile mini blade fuses.

A white plastic fuse puller tool should be included on the engine bay electrical block.

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Pull Off Fuse Box Cover
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Fuse Location Diagram
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Engine Bay Fuse Panel
The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the right side of the engine bay.

The engine bay fuse box is located next to the air filter housing and behind the driver side headlight assembly.

Push in the tab on the front edge of the fuse box cover to release the retaining clip.

Then push in the tab on the back side of the cover to release the second retaining clip.

Pull the cover straight off the fuse box.

Turn over the cover to view the fuse location diagram. There is also another fuse location diagram in the owner's manual.

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Fuse Puller Tool
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Dashboard - Access Panel
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Pull Off Access Cover
Remove the white plastic fuse puller tool from its socket at the front right corner of the engine bay fuse block.

The interior passenger compartment fuse panel is located behind a rectangular shaped access cover on the bottom left of the dashboard. It is located near where the driver's left knee would normally reside.

Insert your fingers in to the opening at the bottom of the access cover and gently pull it straight out.

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Fuse Location Diagram
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Interior Fuse Block
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Jaws Over Old Fuse
There is a fuse location diagram on the back side of the access cover.

Pinch the end of the fuse puller tool to open the jaws.



 

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Pull Straight Out
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Hold Up To Light Bulb
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Push In New Fuse
Place the tool over the old fuse you'd like to check or change before pulling it straight out.

To check the old fuse, hold it up to a light bulb.

If the thin metal strip in the translucent plastic middle of the old fuse appears to be burnt or broken, the old fuse is most likely faulty or "blown" and should be replaced with a new one of the same amperage rating.

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.

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

If the metal band or bar in the center of the old fuse appears to be intact, the old fuse is most likely still good.

Since new fuses are so inexpensive, the old fuse should still be replaced as part of your electrical issue troubleshooting process.

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Replace Fuse Puller Tool
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Push On Fuse Box Cover
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Replace Dashboard Panel
Replace the fuse puller tool by pushing it back in to its socket at the front right corner of the engine bay electrical panel.

Line up the engine bay fuse box cover and push it down in to place until you hear or feel the two retaining clips "click".

Re-insert the top edge of the interior fuse panel access cover in to the dashboard and then gently pop in the bottom edge.

Test the electrical component you were having problems with such as the radio, power windows, headlights, tail lights, window wipers, horn, rear wiper, gauges, A/C system, etc.

If you are still having the same issue, there may be a shorted wire or the component itself needs to be replaced.

For more, check out all of my 2013-2016 Hyundai Santa Fe DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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