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Ford F-150 Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
How to check or change an electrical fuse in a 12th generation 2009-2014 Ford F150 with photo illustrated steps.

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Engine Bay Fuse Box
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Press Release Button
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Release 2nd Fastener

This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 12th generation (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014) Ford F-150 truck in checking or replacing an electrical fuse in either the engine bay or passenger compartment fuse boxes.

Owners of other F-Series trucks or other Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles such as the Super Duty F-250, F-350, F-450, Expedition, Explorer, Edge, Escape, E-150, E-250, E-350, Transit Connect, Flex, MKX, MKT, Navigator and Mountaineer may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

Assortment boxes of new low profile 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.

A white plastic fuse puller tool should be attached to the back of the passenger compartment fuse panel cover. You can also use a pair of needle nose pliers to remove a fuse.

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Open Fuse Panel Cover
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Front Passenger Kick Panel
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Interior Fuse Box Cover
This 2013 Ford F-150 is equipped with the Coyote 5.0L V8 motor and the fuse panel is located at the front center of the engine bay in a rectangular black box. The fuse box location may be different for other engine options of the 12th generation F150.

To open the fuse box cover, press the two buttons on the front and swing open the cover towards the rear of the engine bay.

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

The passenger compartment fuse box is located beneath the right side kick panel in the front passenger foot well. Gently pull off the kick panel to reveal the rectangular fuse box cover.

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Squeeze Together Sides
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Fuse Location Diagram
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Interior Fuse Panel
Squeeze together the two sides of the fuse box cover and gently pull it straight off the panel.

The white plastic fuse puller tool should be attached to the back side of the interior fuse box cover. There is a fuse location diagram on the back of the cover and also in the owner's manual.

If the white plastic fuse puller tool is missing, you can also use a pair of needle nose pliers to remove a fuse.



 

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Remove Fuse Puller Tool
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Attach Fuse Puller Tool
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Or Use Needle Nose Pliers
Squeeze together the end of the fuse puller tool to open the jaws and place them over the fuse you want to check before pulling it straight out of the panel.
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Old Fuse Removed
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Hold Fuse Up To Light
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Push In New Fuse
To check if the fuse is "blown", hold it up to a light source.

If the thin metal strip inside the plastic center part of the fuse appears to be broken, the fuse is "blown" and needs to be replaced.

If the metal bar inside the fuse is intact, the fuse is probably still good. Since new fuses are so inexpensive, it should still be replaced as part of your electrical problem troubleshooting process.

Make sure that the new fuse is the same amperage rating (E.G. 5, 10, 15, 20).

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

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Swing Cover Closed
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Push Cover In Place
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Replace Fuse Puller Tool
Swing the engine bay fuse box cover closed towards the front of the truck and push it down to secure the two clips.
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Snap Cover In Place
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Replace Kick Panel
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Push Panel In Place
Replace the white plastic fuse puller tool on the back of the interior fuse panel cover and gently snap it back in to place.

Push the passenger foot well kick panel back in to place.

For more, check out my other Ford F-150 Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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