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Chevrolet Equinox Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
How to check or replace a blown electrical fuse in a 2nd generation 2010 to 2016 GM Chevy Equinox with pictures.

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Engine Bay Fuse Box
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Press Release Buttons
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Left Release Button

This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) GM Chevy Equinox in checking or replacing a blown electrical fuse in the engine bay or passenger compartment fuse boxes.

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

Assortment boxes of new mini blade fuses in a variety of amperage ratings can be purchased at Wal-Mart, Pep Boys, Advance Auto Parts or online at Amazon.

The white plastic fuse puller tool is located at the front driver side corner of the engine bay fuse panel.

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Right Release Tabs
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Lift Off Fuse Panel Cover
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Engine Bay Fuse Panel
The engine bay fuse box is located at the right rear corner of the engine bay closest to the driver's seat.

Squeeze together the two tabs on the left side of the fuse box cover and also the two tabs on the right side of the fuse box cover to release it.

I mistakenly took a picture of myself pressing the tabs in towards the cover. The correct method is to pinch the two tabs toward each other on both sides of the cover.

The front tab should go backwards towards the rear of the SUV and the rear tab should go forward towards the front of the car.

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Plastic Fuse Puller Tool
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Pinch End To Open Jaws
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Place Tool Over Fuse
The white plastic fuse puller tool is located at the front right (driver's side) corner of the engine bay fuse block.

Pinch the end of the fuse puller tool to open the jaws and place it over the top of the fuse you want to check or replace.

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Hold Fuse To Light Source
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Push In New Fuse
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Front Passenger Kick Panel



 

Hold the old fuse up to a light source.

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

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

If the 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").

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Pull Access Cover Off
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Access Cover Removed
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Pull Out Old Fuse
The interior fuse panel is located underneath a plastic rectangular cover on the front passenger kick panel.

Pull on the notch at the bottom of the access cover to remove it from the kick panel.

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Fuse In Puller Tool Jaws
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Hold Fuse Up To Light
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Push In New Fuse
A fuse location diagram is provided on the underside of the access cover and also in the owner's manual.
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Replace Fuse Block Cover
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Access Panel Replaced
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Replace Fuse Puller Tool
Pull out the old fuse in the passenger compartment fuse block that you'd like to check or replace and hold it up to a light source.

Push a new mini blade fuse of the same amperage rating straight in to the socket.

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

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Fuse Location Diagram
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Line Up Fuse Box Cover
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Push Cover In Place
Replace the fuse puller tool at the front right corner of the engine bay fuse block.

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

For more, check out my other GM Chevrolet Equinox DIY Repair Guides.
 

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