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Kia Soul Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
How to check or change a blown electrical fuse in a 1st generation 2009 to 2013 Kia Soul with photo illustrated steps.

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2013 Soul Engine Bay
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Release Fuse Box Cover
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Fuse Location Diagram

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the 1st generation (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013) Kia Soul in checking or changing a blown electrical fuse in either the engine bay or interior passenger compartment fuse panels.

Owners of other Kia and Hyundai vehicles such as the Forte, Cadenza, Rio, Optima, Sedona, Sorento, Sportage, Sonata, Accent, Elantra, Veloster, Azera, Tucson, Santa Fe and Genesis may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

Assortment boxes of new low profile mini blade fuses in a variety of amperage ratings (e.g. 5, 10, 15, 20, 25) are available at stores such as Walmart, Advance Auto Parts, Napa, AutoZone and Pep Boys or online at Amazon.

There should be a plastic fuse puller tool on the underside of the interior fuse block cover. If the tool is missing, you can use a pair of needle nose pliers with rubber insulated handles.

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Engine Bay Fuse Panel
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Driver Side Dashboard
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Pull Off Access Cover
The engine bay fuse box is located on the far right (driver) side next to the 12V automotive battery.

Press in the release tab on the rear of the fuse box cover and lift it off to expose the panel.

The interior passenger compartment fuse block is located underneath a plastic access panel on the left side of the driver's side dashboard.

Pull up the release tab at the bottom of the access cover and remove it from the dashboard.

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Fuse Location Diagram
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Interior Fuse Block
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Passenger Compartment Fuses
There is a fuse location diagram on the underside of the fuse panel access cover and also another one in your owner's manual.

The Kia Soul uses "low profile" type mini blade fuses. If necessary, you may also use standard mini blade fuses. The standard mini blade fuses will just not sit flush with the fuse block.



 

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Pull Out Old Fuse
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Old Fuse Removed
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Hold Fuse Up To Light
Gently grasp the old fuse that you'd like to check or change with the plastic fuse puller tool or a pair of needle nose pliers with rubber insulated handles.

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

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

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

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Push In New Fuse
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Push On Fuse Box Cover
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Replace Interior Panel
Push a new low profile mini blade fuse of the same amperage rating (e.g. 5, 10, 15, 20, 25) straight in to the socket.

Push the engine bay fuse box cover back down in place.

Re-insert the top of the passenger compartment fuse block access panel and then pop in the bottom of the cover.

For more, check out my other Kia Soul DIY Maintenance Guides.
 

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