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Honda Accord Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
How to check or change a blown electrical fuse in an 8th generation 2008 to 2012 Honda Accord sedan with photos.

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2009 Accord Fuse Box
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Push In Tab To Release Clip
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Release 2nd Plastic Clip

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the eighth generation (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012) Honda Accord sedan or coupe in checking or changing a blown fuse or relay in either the engine bay or interior passenger compartment electrical panels.

Owners of other Honda or Acura vehicles such as the Civic, CR-V, Fit, CR-Z, Insight, Crosstour, Odyssey, Pilot, Ridgeline, RLX, TL, TSX, ILX, ZDX, MDX and RDX may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

This 2009 Accord is equipped with the relatively newer style "low profile" mini blade fuses.

If necessary, the low profile fuses may be replaced with the slightly taller standard mini blade fuses.

A white plastic fuse puller tool is included on the underside of the engine bay fuse box cover.

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Remove Fuse Box Cover
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Fuse Location Diagram
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White Plastic Fuse Puller Tool
The engine bay fuse box is located on the right side of the engine bay just behind the air intake hose and in front of the brake fluid reservoir.

Gently press in the two tabs on the front edge of the fuse box to release the cover.

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

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

Remove the white plastic fuse puller tool from the underside of the cover.

(If you don't have any new fuses, there are also a few spare fuses attached to the underside of the cover.)

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Driver Side Dashboard
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Interior Fuse Block
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Place Jaws Over Fuse
The interior passenger compartment electrical panel is located underneath the driver side of the dashboard.

Look under the dashboard close to where your left knee would reside while driving and locate the panel.



 

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Pull Fuse Out of Socket
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Hold Fuse Up To Light
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Push New Fuse In To Socket
Place the jaws of the tool over the old fuse that you'd like to check or change.

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

If the thin metal bar inside the translucent plastic center part of the old fuse is broken or appears burnt, the fuse is most likely "blown" and should be replaced with a new one.

If the thin metal strip inside the middle of the old fuse appears to be intact, the old fuse might still be good. But since new fuses are so inexpensive, it should still be replaced as part of your electrical problem troubleshooting process.

Push a new low profile mini blade fuse of the same amperage rating (e.g. 5, 10, 15, 20, 30) straight in to the socket.

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Replace Fuse Puller Tool
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Line Up Tabs & Slots
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Push On Fuse Block Cover
Re-attach the fuse puller tool to the underside of the engine bay fuse box cover.

Line up the two slots on the rear edge of the fuse box cover with the slots on the electrical panel housing.

Push the fuse box cover down in to place to secure the two retaining clips on the front edge.

Check the component that you were having problems with such as the door locks, power windows, radio, power driver's seat, headlights, horn, windshield wipers, tail lights, A/C or interior lights.

If you are still having the same issue after replacing the fuse or relay, you may have a shorted wire somewhere or the electrical component itself needs to be replaced.

For more, check out my other 2008-2012 Honda Accord Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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