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Jeep Renegade Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
How to check or change a blown electrical fuse or relay in a 1st generation 2015 to 2018 Jeep Renegade SUV.

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Engine Bay Fuse Box
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Small White Plastic Screw
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Flathead Screwdriver

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and possibly also the 2019 and 2020 model years) Jeep Renegade SUV in checking or changing a blown fuse or a faulty relay in the engine bay, interior passenger compartment or the cargo area electrical panels.

Owners of other Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM or Fiat vehicles such as the 200, 300, Pacifica, Town & Country, Avenger, Charger, Challenger, Journey, Dart, Durango, Magnum, Grand Caravan, Fiat 500 500X or 500L, Fiat 124 Spider, Grand Cherokee, Wrangler, Compass, Liberty, Patriot, ProMaster, 1500 and C/V Tradesman minivan may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The Jeep Renegade is equipped with the common and easy to purchase standard mini blade electrical fuses.

If the yellow plastic fuse puller tool is missing from the top of your engine bay electrical box, you can instead use a pair of needle nose pliers with rubber insulated handles.

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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Fastener Released
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Fuse Box Door Unlocked
There are three electrical panels in the SUV with one on the right (driver) side of the engine bay, another under the driver side dashboard and the third is on the left (driver) side of the cargo area.

Open the hood and move to the right (driver) side of the engine bay.

Locate the primary electrical fuse and relay box next to the 12V automotive battery and behind the windshield wiper fluid filler hose.

There is a small round white / tan / grey colored plastic fastener at the bottom of the front edge of the fuse box cover.

Use a flathead screwdriver to rotate the plastic screw 1/4 turn counterclockwise to unlock the fuse box access cover.

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Slide Up Access Cover
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Access Panel Removed
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Fuse Location Diagram
Use two fingers to gently slide the access cover straight up.

Lift the access cover off the engine bay fuse box.

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

The yellow plastic fuse puller tool is attached to the top of the engine bay fuse box.

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Pull Off Washer Fluid Mount
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Washer Fluid Tube Released
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Engine Bay Fuse Block
For better access to the electrical panel, I recommend detaching the windshield washer fill hose from its mounting location.

Gently pull back on the retaining clip to release the washer fluid hose's mount.

Move the washer fluid hose off to the side.

Now you'll be able to easily see and access the various fuses and relays.

If you suspect that a relay is faulty, the simplest way to troubleshoot the problem is to replace the relay with a new one of the same amperage rating. (You could also use a multimeter tool to test the old relay.)

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Bottom View of Screw Lock
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Driver Side Dashboard
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Hood Release Latch
The interior passenger compartment electrical panel is located under the driver side of the dashboard near where the driver's left knee would reside while driving.

Look under and behind the hood release latch to locate the interior fuse panel.



 

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Locate Interior Fuse Panel
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Bright Yellow Fuses
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Red & Blue Fuses
You'll see a row of red fuses and also a row of bright yellow 20 amp fuses.
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Left Side of Cargo Area
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Remove Access Cover
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Cargo Area Electrical Block
The third electrical panel is located on the left (driver) side of the cargo area.

Push in the release tab on the rear of the access cover before pulling it out.

Set the access cover aside in a safe place.

You'll see two bright red relays and a few standard fuses.

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Pull Out Old Fuse
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Old Fuse Removed
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Hold Up To Light Bulb
Use the plastic fuse puller tool or a pair of needle nose pliers to pull the old fuse that you'd like to check or change straight out of the 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 broken or burnt, the old fuse is most likely "blown" and should be replaced with a new mini blade electrical fuse of the same amperage rating (e.g. 5A, 10A, 15A, 20A, 25A).

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, I'd recommend still replacing the old fuse as part of your electrical troubleshooting process.

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Socket - Push In New Fuse
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Slide Down Box Cover
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Push the new fuse straight in to the socket.

If you need to add a power source for an accessory such as a radar detector or dashboard camera, use an "add a circuit" fuse holder adapter.

Slide the engine bay fuse box access cover down into its slot.

Use the flathead screwdriver to rotate the plastic screw 1/4 turn clockwise to lock the fastener in place.

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Re-Attach Washer Fluid Hose
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Re-Insert Cargo Area Panel
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Access Cover Replaced
Push the windshield washer fluid fill hose back on to its mounting bar.

The washer fluid hose mounting bracket should snap securely into place.

Move to the cargo area and re-insert the back edge of the access cover.

Then gently snap in the front edge of the cover to secure the retaining clip.

Test the electrical component that you were having issues with such as the radio, wipers, horn, headlights, tail lights, power windows, power door locks or the 12V power outlet.

If you are still having the same problem, there might be a shorted wire somewhere or the component itself needs to be replaced.

For more, please check out all of my Jeep Renegade DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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