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Ford Escape Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
How to replace a blown electrical fuse in a 2nd generation 2008-2012 Ford Escape SUV with picture illustrated steps.

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Engine Bay Fuse Box
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Press Two Release Tabs
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Engine Bay Fuse Panel

This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012) Ford Escape SUV in replacing a shorted out or "blown" electrical fuse in either the engine bay or passenger compartment fuse panels.

Owners of other Ford, Lincoln, Mercury or related Mazda vehicles such as the Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, Taurus, Mustang, Edge, Explorer, C-Max, Expedition, F-150, E-150, E-350 Wagon, Flex, Transit Connect, MKZ, MKX, MKS, MKT, Milan, Grand Marquis, Mariner, Mountaineer, Navigator, and Mazda Tribute may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

Replacement automotive mini blade fuses can be purchased in a variety of amperage ratings at Wal-Mart, Advance Auto Parts, Pep Boys and Amazon.com.

A plastic fuse puller tool should be included on the underside of the engine bay fuse box cover. If not, you'll need a pair of rubber insulated needle nose pliers.

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Fuse Panel Diagram
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Front Passenger Kick Panel
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Interior Fuse Panel
The engine bay fuse box is located at the right rear corner closest to the driver's seat.

Press the release tabs on the front and back of the fuse box to remove the cover. Lift the cover straight off and set it aside in a safe place. There is a fuse panel diagram on the underside of the cover and also one in the owner's manual.

The plastic fuse puller tool should be attached to the underside of the fuse box cover. It was missing on this 2011 Escape XLT so I had to use a needle nose pliers with rubber insulated handles instead.

The interior fuse box panel is located underneath an access cover on the front passenger kick panel. Insert your finger in to the notch at the bottom of the cover and pop it out of the kick panel. There is a fuse location diagram on the back side of the cover and also one in the owner's manual.

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Pull Out Old Fuse
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Hold Up To Light Source
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Push In New Fuse



 

Pull the fuse that you want to check or replace straight out of the panel.

To use the fuse puller tool, pinch the end of the tool to open the jaws at the tip and place them over the old fuse. Release the pressure on the end of the tool and pull the old fuse straight out.

To check if the old fuse is "blown" or "short circuited" hold it up to a light source. If the thin metal strip inside the fuse appears to be intact, it is most likely still good.

Since new fuses are so inexpensive, it should still be replaced as part of your electrical issue troubleshooting steps.

If the metal bar 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.

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

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Line Up Fuse Box Cover
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Snap Cover In To Place
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Pop In Kick Panel Cover
Replace the fuse puller tool on the underside of the engine bay fuse box cover.

Line up the engine bay fuse box cover and snap it in to place.

Line up the passenger compartment fuse panel cover and push it back in to the kick panel.

For more, please check out my other Ford Escape Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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