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Mitsubishi Mirage Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
How to check or change a blown electrical fuse or relay in a 6th generation 2012 to 2016 Mitsubishi Mirage.

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2015 Mirage Fuse Boxes
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Retaining Clip - Front Edge
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Push In Release Tab

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the sixth generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, & 2016) Mitsubishi Mirage in checking or changing a blown fuse or a faulty relay in either the engine bay or the interior passenger compartment electrical panels.

Owners of other Mitsubishi vehicles such as the Lancer, Outlander, Galant, Montero, Eclipse, 3000GT, Endeavor, Raider, Diamante, Attrage, Carisma, Colt, Grandis, Magna, Pajero, Space Star and the revised 2017 Mirage may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

This Mirage hatchback is equipped with the relatively newer style of low profile mini blade fuses.

There should be a white plastic fuse puller tool included on the engine bay electrical panel.

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Pull Off Fuse Box Cover
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Fuse Location Diagram
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Push In Release Tab
The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the right (driver) side of the engine bay.

The engine bay fuse box is located just to the right of the 12V automotive battery.

There is also a small relay box in front of the 12 volt car battery.

Gently press in the release tab on the front edge of the fuse box cover before pulling it straight off.

Turn over the cover to view the fuse location diagram.

Press in the release tab on the left side of the relay box before lifting off the cover.

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Small Fuse Box Cover
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Engine Bay Electrical Block
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Plastic Fuse Puller Tool
There is a relay location diagram on the underside of the cover.

Remove the white plastic fuse puller tool from the front left corner of the engine bay electrical panel.

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Driver Side Dashboard
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Pull Out Access Panel
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Access Cover Removed
The interior passenger compartment electrical block is located behind a rectangular shaped access cover on the left side of the dashboard close to where the driver's left knee would reside while driving.

Gently pull out the access panel and turn it over to view the fuse location diagram.



 

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Fuse Location Diagram
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Interior Fuse Panel
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Place Jaws Over Old Fuse
Pinch the end of the fuse puller tool to open the jaws.

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

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Pull Out Old Fuse
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Hold Up To Light Bulb
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Push In New Fuse
Pull the old fuse straight out of the socket and detach it from the tool.

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

If the thin metal strip in the translucent plastic center of the old fuse appears to be burnt or broken, the old fuse is most likely faulty or "blown" and should be replaced with a new one of the same amperage rating.

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.

If necessary, you can also use a slightly taller standard mini blade fuse which will just stick out of the socket a bit.

If the metal band or bar in the middle of the old fuse appears to be intact, the old fuse is most likely still good. Since new fuses are so inexpensive, the old fuse should still be replaced as part of your electrical issue troubleshooting process.

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Replace Fuse Puller Tool
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Re-Insert Plastic Tabs
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Pop In Access Cover
Replace the fuse puller tool in to its socket at the front left corner of the engine electrical panel.

Re-insert the two tabs on the right side of the interior fuse block access cover and pop in the left side to secure it in place.

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Engine Bay Fuse Box Cover
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Push On Fuse Box Cover
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Replace Small Box Cover
Line up the engine bay fuse box cover and push it back in to place.

You should hear or feel the retaining clip "click" when the cover is secure.

Push the small relay box cover back in to place.

Test the electrical component you were having problems with such as the radio, power windows, headlights, tail lights, window wipers, horn, gauges, A/C system, etc.

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

For more, check out all of my 2012-2016 Mitsubishi Mirage DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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