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Chevrolet Cruze Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
How to check or change a blown electrical fuse in a first generation 2011 to 2015 GM Chevy Cruze with pictures.

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Engine Bay Fuse Box
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Press Front Release Button
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Press Rear Release Tab

This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and maybe also the 2015 model year) GM Chevrolet Cruze in checking or changing a blown electrical fuse in either the engine bay or interior passenger compartment fuse panels.

Owners of other General Motors vehicles such as the Spark, Sonic, Volt, Malibu, Camaro, Corvette, Impala, Equinox, Traverse, Suburban, Tahoe, Avalanche, Colorado, Silverado, Express, Cadillac ATS, XTS, CTS, SRX, Escalade, Buick Verano, Regal, LaCrosse, Encore, GMC Sierra, Terrain, Acadia, Yukon and Savana may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

Assortment boxes of replacement mini blade fuses and relays with various amperage ratings (e.g. 5, 10, 15, 20) can be bought at Wal-Mart, Advanced Auto Parts, Auto Zone, Napa and online at Amazon.

A white plastic fuse puller tool is included at the top right of the engine bay fuse box. If the tool is missing, you can also use a pair of needle nose pliers.

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Fuse Location Diagram
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Engine Bay Fuse Box
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Remove Fuse Puller Tool

The engine bay fuse box is located at the right rear area of the engine bay next to the 12V car battery and near the shock tower.

Press the release buttons on the front and rear edges of the black plastic rectangular cover before pulling it straight off the panel.

On the underside of the cover, you'll find a fuse location diagram. There is also another one in your owner's manual.

Pull off the white plastic fuse puller tool at the near the top right of the panel.

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Squeeze Tool - Open Jaws
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Place Tool Over Fuse
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Pull Out Old Fuse
Squeeze the larger end of the tool to open the jaws and place them over the fuse you want to check or change.

Pull the old fuse straight out of the panel and hold it up to a light source.



 

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Hold Fuse To Light Source
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Push In New Fuse
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By Driver's Left Knee
If the thin metal strip inside the old fuse appears to be intact, the fuse is most likely still good.

Since new fuses are so inexpensive, you should still replace the fuse as part of your troubleshooting process.

Push a new fuse of the same amperage rating (2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40) straight in to the socket.

The interior fuse panel in the passenger compartment of the vehicle is located just in front of where the driver's left knee would on the lower dashboard.

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Pull Off Fuse Box Cover
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Interior Fuse Panel
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Place Tool Over Old Fuse
Insert your finger in to the hole at the top of the rectangular black plastic cover and gently pull it out of the dashboard.

Behind the cover you'll see the smaller fuse panel. There is a fuse location diagram on the underside of the cover and also another one in your owner's manual.

Repeat the steps above to check if a fuse has been blown by a short circuit. When in doubt, replace any suspected fuses with new ones.

Push a new mini blade fuse of the same amperage rating (5, 10, 15, 20, 25) straight in to the socket.

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Pull Out Old Fuse
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Re-Insert Fuse Panel Cover
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Interior Cover Replaced
Insert the bottom edge of the interior fuse panel cover in first and then gently pop in the top edge.
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Replace Fuse Puller Tool
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Push On Fuse Panel Cover
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Fuses Replaced
Push the fuse puller tool back in to place at the right rear area of the engine bay fuse panel.

Line up the fuse box cover and gently snap it back in to place.

If changing the blown fuse has not fixed your electrical problem, you may have a wire that is shorted or a faulty component that needs to be replaced.

For more, check out my other Chevrolet Cruze Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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