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Ford Fiesta Electrical Fuses Replacement Guide
How to check or change a blown electrical fuse or relay in a 6th generation 2009 to 2015 Ford Fiesta with pictures.

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2013 Fiesta Fuse Box
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Press In Release Tab
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Lift Off Fuse Box Cover

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the sixth generation (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and possibly also the 2016 model year) Ford Fiesta sedan or hatchback in checking or changing a blown fuse or relay in either the engine bay or the interior passenger compartment electrical panels.

Owners of other Ford or Lincoln vehicles such as the Focus, Fusion, C-Max, Mustang, Escape, Transit Connect, Edge, Flex, Explorer, Expedition, Taurus, F-150, EcoSport, MKC, MKZ, MKS, MKX, MKT and the Navigator may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

This 2013 Fiesta is equipped with standard mini blade fuses which can be purchased at Walmart, Advance Auto Parts, Napa, Discount Auto Parts or online at Amazon.

If the plastic fuse puller tool is missing, such as on this Fiesta, you can instead use a pair of needle nose pliers with rubber insulated handles.

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Fuse Location Diagram
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Engine Bay Fuse Block
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Open Glove Box
The engine bay fuse box is located at the right side of the engine bay next to the 12V automotive battery.

Push in the release tab on the front edge of the fuse box cover and lift it off.

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

The interior passenger compartment fuse panel is located behind the glove box.

Open the glove box and empty the contents.

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Release Side Stops
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Interior Fuse Block
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Pull Out Old Fuse
Push in the two side walls of the glove box until the rubber stops can be removed from behind the dashboard.

Gently lower the glove box down to the floor mat.

Place the plastic fuse puller tool or a pair of needle nose pliers with rubber insulated handles over the old fuse you'd like to check or change.



 

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Hold Up To Light Bulb
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Push In New Fuse
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Push On Fuse Box Cover
Hold the old fuse up to a light source.

If the thin metal bar inside the old fuse appears to be intact, the old fuse is most likely still good. 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 mini blade fuse straight in to the socket.

Lower the engine bay fuse box cover back down in to place.

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Fuse Box Cover Secured
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Push In Side Walls
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Close Glove Box
Firmly push in the side walls of the glove box until the rubber stops can be re-inserted behind the dashboard.

Replace the contents and close the glove box to complete the job.

Test the electrical component that you were having issues with such as the radio, air conditioning, wipers, tail lights, headlights, power windows, 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 2009-2015 Ford Fiesta DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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