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Dodge Challenger Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
How to check or change a blown electrical fuse in a 3rd generation 2008 to 2015 Dodge Challenger with pictures.

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Engine Bay Fuse Box
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Push In To Release Clip
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Push In Tab - Release Clip

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & possibly also the 2016 model year) Dodge Challenger 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, Charger, Journey, Dart, Durango, Grand Caravan, and Ram C/V Tradesman minivan may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

This 2015 Challenger was equipped with the relatively newer style of "low profile" mini blade fuses.

They can also be replaced with the older style of slightly taller standard mini blade fuses.

New fuses can be purchased at Walmart, Advance Auto Parts, Napa Auto Parts, Discount Auto Parts or online at Amazon.

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Pull Off Fuse Box Cover
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Fuse Location Diagram
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Yellow Plastic Fuse Puller Tool
The engine bay fuse box is located at the front left side of the engine bay just behind the windshield washer fluid filler tube.

Press in the release tab on the front and rear edge of the cover to release the retaining clips.

Pull the fuse box cover straight off the housing.

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

The yellow plastic fuse puller tool is located at the left rear corner of the engine bay fuse block.

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Squeeze - Open Jaws
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Trunk Fuse Box
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Push In Tab - Release Clip
The second electrical panel is located in the trunk next to the spare tire and behind the 12V automotive battery.

Press in the tab on the left (driver) side of the trunk fuse box and pull off the cover.



 

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Pull Off Fuse Box Cover
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Trunk Electrical Panel
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Place Tool Over Old Fuse
There is a fuse location diagram on the underside of the cover and also another one in your owner's manual.

There is another yellow plastic fuse puller tool on the underside of the trunk electrical panel cover.

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.

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Pull Out Old Fuse
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Hold Fuse Up To Light
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Push In New Fuse
Hold the old fuse up to a light bulb.

If the thin metal bar inside the old fuse appears to be intact, the old 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.

If the metal strip inside the translucent plastic center of the old fuse appears to be burnt or broken, it is "blown" and should be changed for a new one of the same amperage rating (5, 10, 15, 20, 25).

Push a new low profile mini blade fuse straight in to the socket.

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Replace Fuse Puller Tool
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Push On Fuse Box Cover
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Replace Trunk Fuse Box Cover
Replace the fuse puller tool either at the left rear corner of the engine bay fuse box or the underside of the trunk fuse box cover.

Gently push on the fuse box covers until the retaining clips click in to place.

Test the electrical component that you were having issues with such as the radio, air conditioning, wipers, tail lights, headlights, power windows, map lights, door locks, etc.

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

For more, check out my other 2008-2015 Dodge Challenger DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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