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Honda Odyssey Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
How to change a blown electrical fuse or a faulty relay in a 3rd generation 2005 to 2010 Honda Odyssey minivan.

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2008 Odyssey Engine Bay
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Engine Bay Fuse Box
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Push In Release Tabs

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010) Honda Odyssey minivan in checking a changing a blown fuse or a faulty relay in either the engine bay or interior passenger compartment electrical panels.

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

The 3rd generation Honda Odyssey minivan is equipped with standard mini blade electrical fuses which can be purchased at any auto parts store, Walmart or online at Amazon.

A white plastic fuse puller tool should be included on the engine bay electrical block.

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3rd Tab - Rear Edge
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Lift Off Fuse Box Cover
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Fuse Location Diagram
The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the left (passenger) side of the engine bay.

The black plastic engine bay fuse box is located behind the passenger side headlight housing and in front of the windshield near the red plastic cap on the steering fluid reservoir bottle.

Push in the two tabs on the front edge of the fuse box cover to release the retaining clips.

Then push in the third and final release tab on the rear edge of the fuse box cover.

Carefully pull the cover straight up and off the top of the fuse box.

Turn over the cover to view the fuse location diagram. There is also another diagram in your owner's manual.

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Engine Bay Electrical Block
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White Plastic Fuse Puller Tool
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Driver Side Dashboard
There is a white plastic fuse puller tool located near the front right side of the engine bay electrical block.

Lift the fuse puller tool out of its holder.

There are two smaller electrical panels inside the interior passenger compartment of the vehicle.

One is located on the driver side kick panel near the emergency / parking brake lever.

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Near Parking Brake Pedal
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Slide Out Fuse Panel Cover
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Fuse Location Diagram
Pull the fuse panel cover straight out and turn it over to view the fuse location diagram.
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Driver Side Fuse Panel
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Passenger Side Dashboard
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Passenger Side Fuse Cover
Repeat the process for the other small electrical panel on the passenger side kick panel.



 

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Slide Off Fuse Cover
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Fuse Location Chart
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Passenger Side Fuses
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Place Jaws Over Old Fuse
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Pull Out Old Fuse
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Hold Fuse Up To Light
Squeeze together the end of the fuse puller tool to open the jaws.

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

Pull the old fuse straight out of its socket.

To check the condition of the old fuse, hold it up to a light bulb.

If the thin metal strip or "band" in the translucent plastic center of the old fuse appears to be burnt or broken, the old fuse is most likely "blown" and should 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. Since new fuses are so inexpensive, it should still be replaced as part of your electrical problem 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 mini blade electrical fuse of the same amperage rating (e.g. 5A, 10A, 15A, 20A) straight into the socket.

If you would like to connect a hard wire power supply for a radar detector, backup camera or a dash camera, you can install an "Add-a-Circuit" adapter to the electrical panel.

If you suspect that a faulty relay is your electrical problem, the easiest way to troubleshoot the issue is to simply replace the relay with a new one. (You can also test the old relay with a multimeter tool.)

Lower the cover on to the top of the fuse box.

Push on the cover to secure the three retaining clips.

Double check that the fuse box cover is secure.

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Slide In Fuse Cover
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Passenger Side Cover
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Electrical Fuse Replaced
Slide the two covers for the interior fuse panels back into place.

Check the electrical component you were having issues with such as the horn, windshield wipers, headlights, tail lights, power driver seat, radio, 12V power outlet, interior lights, reverse lights, power windows, rear wiper, seat heaters, etc.

If you are still having the same problem, there may be a shorted out wire some where or the electrical component itself needs to be replaced.

For more, check out all of my 2005-2010 Honda Odyssey DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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