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Mitsubishi Lancer Electrical Fuses Replacement Guide
How to check or change a blown electrical fuse in an 8th generation 2008 to 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer with pictures.

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2015 Lancer Fuse Box
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Retaining Clip - Front Edge
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Gently Pull Back Clip

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the eighth generation (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015) Mitsubishi Lancer in checking or changing a blown fuse in either the engine bay or interior passenger compartment electrical panels.

Owners of other Mitsubishi vehicles such as the Mirage, Lancer Evolution ("Evo"), Outlander, 3000GT, Diamante, Eclipse, Endeavor, Galant, Montero, ASX, Triton L200 and Raider may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The Lancer is equipped with standard mini blade fuses that can be purchased at Walmart or any auto parts stores such as Pep Boys, Advance Auto Parts, NAPA, Discount Auto Parts or online at Amazon.com.

A white plastic fuse puller tool should be included at the right rear corner of the engine bay fuse box.

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Remove Fuse Box Cover
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Fuse Location Diagram
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Engine Bay Electrical Panel
The engine bay fuse box is located on the right side of the engine bay next to the 12V automotive battery.

Gently pull back the tab on the front edge of the fuse box cover to release the retaining clip.

Lift the cover straight off the fuse box.

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

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Dashboard - Driver Left Knee
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Pull Out Access Cover
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Access Panel Removed
The interior passenger compartment electrical panel is located behind a plastic cover on the lower dashboard near where the driver's left knee would reside while driving.

Pull out the panel from the notch at the top edge.

The access panel is attached at the bottom edge by hinges which can be detached.

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Interior Fuse Block
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White Plastic Fuse Puller Tool
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Remove Fuse Puller Tool
There is a fuse location diagram on the back side of the access cover.

The white plastic fuse puller tool is located at the rear right corner of the engine bay fuse panel.



 

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Squeeze - Open Jaws
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Place Jaws Over Old Fuse
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Old Fuse Removed
Pull the tool straight out of its socket.

Squeeze together the end of the tool to open the jaws.

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

Pull the old fuse straight out of the socket.

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Hold Fuse Up To Light
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Push In New Fuse
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Re-Insert Fuse Puller Tool
Hold the old fuse 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 then the fuse is "blown" and needs to be replaced.

If the thin metal bar in the center of the old fuse appears to be intact, it should still be working condition. Since new fuses are so inexpensive, it should still be replaced as part of your electrical issue troubleshooting process.

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

Replace the fuse puller tool in to its holder at the right rear corner of the panel.

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Push On Fuse Box Cover
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Re-Attach Access Cover
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Pop Back In To Place
Line up the fuse box cover and gently push it back in to place until you hear or feel the retaining clip "click".

Re-attach the plastic hinges at the bottom of the interior access cover and pop the top edge back in to place.

For more, check out my other 2008-2015 Mitsubishi Lancer DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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