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Dodge Ram 1500 Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
How to check or change a blown electrical fuse in a 4th generation 2009-2013 Dodge RAM 1500 truck with pictures.

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Fuse Box - Front Right
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Press First Release Button
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Release 2nd Clip

This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the fourth generation (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013) Dodge RAM 1500 truck in checking or replacing a blown electrical fuse in the engine bay fuse panel.

Owners of other Dodge, Ram Trucks, or Chrysler vehicles such as the Dart, Avenger, Challenger, Charger, Durango, Journey, Grand Caravan, 2500, 3500, 4500, 5500, C/V Tradesman,  200, 300 and Town & Country may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

Assortment boxes of new mini blade fuses in a variety of amperage ratings (E.G. 5, 10, 15, 20) can be bought at various retailers such as Wal-Mart, Pep Boys, Advance Auto Parts or online at Amazon.

The yellow plastic fuse puller tool is located at the top left (passenger side) of the engine bay fuse box. You can also use a pair of needle nose pliers to remove old fuses.

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Open Fuse Box Cover
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Fuse Location Diagram
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Fuse Puller - Rear Left
The fuse panel for the 4th generation RAM 1500 is located at the front right (driver side) of the engine bay in front of the 12V battery. (There is no interior passenger compartment fuse panel

Press the two buttons on the front edge of the fuse box to release the clips that hold the cover in place. Swing the hinged cover open towards the rear of the vehicle.

The yellow plastic fuse puller tool is located at the back left of the fuse panel. Pull the tool straight out and pinch the end to open the jaws.

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Remove Fuse Puller Tool
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Grab Old Fuse
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Pull Old Fuse Straight Out



 

Place the open jaws over the top of the fuse that you want to check or replace and pull it straight out.

Hold the fuse up to a light source to check if it is "blown" or not.

If the thin metal strip inside the fuse appears to be intact, it is most likely still good.

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Hold Fuse To Light Source
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Push New Fuse Straight In
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New Fuse Installed

But since new fuses are so inexpensive, it should still be replaced as part of your electrical problem troubleshooting steps.

If the thin metal strip in the translucent plastic middle part of the fuse appears to be broken, the fuse is blown and must be replaced with one of the same amperage rating (e.g. "5", "10", "15", "20").

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Re-Insert Fuse Puller Tool
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Close Fuse Panel Cover
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Click Fasteners In Place
Push a new mini blade fuse of the same amperage rating straight in to the panel.

Swing the black plastic fuse box cover closed and push on it to secure the two clips.

For more, check out my other Dodge RAM 1500 Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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