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GMC Acadia Electrical Fuses Replacement Guide
How to check or change a blown electrical fuse or relay in a 1st generation 2007 to 2016 GMC Acadia SUV with photos.

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2016 Acadia Fuse Box
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Push In Tab To Release Clip
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Release Rear Clip

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) GMC Acadia in checking or changing a faulty ("blown") fuse or relay in either the engine bay or interior passenger compartment electrical panels.

Owners of other General Motors vehicles such as the Buick Verano, Regal, LaCrosse, Cascada, Encore, Enclave, Envision, GMC Canyon, Sierra 1500, Terrain, Yukon, Denali, Savana, Spark, Sonic, Cruze, Malibu, Impala, Volt, Camaro, Corvette, SS, Trax, Equinox, Traverse, Tahoe, Suburban, Colorado, Silverado and Express may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

New low profile mini blade fuses in a variety of amperage ratings (e.g. 5, 10, 15, 20, 25) can be purchased at Walmart, Advance Auto Parts, Pep Boys, NAPA or online at Amazon.
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Left Side Retaining Clip
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Fuse Box Cover Removed
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Fuse Location Diagram
The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the left side of the engine bay.

Push in the three tabs on the fuse box cover to release the retaining clips.

You may need the help of a flathead screwdriver to press in the tabs.

Pull off the engine bay fuse box cover and turn it over.

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

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Engine Bay Fuse Block
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Under Glove Box
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Fuse Panel Access Cover
The interior passenger compartment fuse panel is located under the glove box on the passenger side of the vehicle.
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Swing Open Access Panel
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Interior Fuse Block
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Plastic Fuse Puller Tool
Gently pull open the right side of the fuse box cover and swing it open to the left.

There is a fuse location diagram on the underside of the hinged electrical panel access panel.

Remove the white plastic fuse puller tool located near the center of the engine bay fuse block.



 

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Squeeze - Open Jaws
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Place Jaws Over Old Fuse
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Pull Out Old Fuse
Squeeze the fuse puller tool to open the jaws.

Place the jaws over the old fuse you'd like to check or change.

Pull the old fuse straight out of the socket.

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Hold Up To Light Bulb
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Push New Fuse In Socket
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Close Hinged Access Cover
Check the old fuse by holding it up to a light source.

If the thin metal strip in the translucent plastic center of the old fuse appears to be burnt or broken, the old fuse is most likely "blown" and needs to be replaced.

If the thin metal bar in the middle of the old fuse appears to be intact, the old fuse is probably still good. But since new fuses are so cheap, the old fuse should still be replaced as part of your electrical issue troubleshooting process.

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

Swing the hinged access panel closed over the interior electrical block below the glove box.

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Replace Fuse Puller Tool
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Push On Fuse Box Cover
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Fuse Box Cover Secured
Re-insert the fuse puller tool in to its socket on the engine bay electrical block.

Lower the engine bay fuse box cover back in to place and push on it to secure the three retaining clips.

Test the electrical component that you were having problems with such as the horn, radio, A/C, wiper blades, tail lights, headlights, 12V power outlet, power windows, etc.

If the issue hasn't been resolved, you might have a shorted out wire somewhere or the electrical component itself is faulty and needs to be replaced.

For more, check out my other 2007-2016 GMC Acadia DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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