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Chevrolet Traverse Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
How to replace a blown electrical fuse in a 2009-2012 GM Chevy Traverse crossover with picture illustrated steps.

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Front Passenger Fuse Block
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Pull Open Access Panel
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Interior Fuse Box

This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 2009 to 2012 GM Chevrolet Traverse crossover SUV equipped with the LLT 3.6 liter V6 motor in replacing a blown electrical fuse in either the engine bay or passenger compartment fuse boxes.

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

No tools are required to access any of the fuses. Although a flathead screwdriver may be helpful in releasing the engine bay fuse panel cover.

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Engine Bay Fuse Box
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1 of 3 Retaining Clips
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Push Tab In To Release
The interior fuse box is located under the front passenger dashboard. Flip open the dark grey plastic cover to access the fuses. Use the fuse diagram on the underside of the cover or the one in the owner's manual. (The fuse puller tool is in the engine bay fuse box, or you could use a pair of needle nose pliers.)

The engine bay fuse box is located at the left rear corner of the engine bay closest to the front passenger seat.

The black plastic top cover is held in place by three plastic clips that need to be firmly pushed inwards to release them.

You may be able to release them by pushing with your finger or you may need the help of a flathead screwdriver.

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Release 3rd Fastener
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Fuse Location Diagram
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Engine Bay Fuses Exposed



 

Lift off the top cover of the engine bay fuse box and locate the white plastic fuse puller tool near a silver Phillips head screw.

Remove the fuse puller tool by pinching the exposed end and lifting it up.

Use the fuse diagram on the underside of the fuse box cover or the one in the owner's manual to locate the fuse you need to check or replace.

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Fuse Puller Tool - Near Center
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Grip Fuse - Pull Out
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Hold Fuse To Light Source
To remove a fuse, pinch the larger end of the fuse puller tool and place it over the plastic top of a fuse.

Release some pressure on the end of the fuse puller tool and pull the fuse straight out.

Hold the old fuse up to a light source.

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

If the metal bar inside the fuse appears to be intact, the fuse should be good and your electrical problem may have a different source. Since fuses are so inexpensive, it should still be replaced as part of your troubleshooting process.

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Push In New Fuse
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Replace Fuse Puller Tool
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Push On Fuse Box Cover
Push a new fuse of the same amperage (e.g. 10, 15, 20) straight into the socket on the fuse box.

Swing the interior fuse box cover closed.

Replace the engine bay fuse box cover and push it down until the 3 retaining clips snap in to place.

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

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