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Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
How to check or change a blown electrical fuse or relay in a 3rd generation 2011-2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

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2015 Outlander Sport Fuse Box
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Retaining Clip - Front Edge

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017) Mitsubishi Outlander Sport in checking or changing a blown fuse or a faulty relay in either the engine bay or interior passenger compartment electrical panels.

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

This 2015 Outlander Sport is equipped with the slightly taller standard mini blade fuses.

Other Mitsubishi models might be equipped with the relatively newer low profile mini blade fuses. (Please check first before buying new fuses.)

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

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Gently Pull Tab Forward
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Lift Off Fuse Box Cover
The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the right side of the SUV.

The engine bay fuse box is located on the right (driver) side of the engine bay next to the air filter box and the 12V automotive battery.

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

Lift the cover straight off the top of the fuse box.

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Fuse Location Diagram
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Puller Tool - Right Rear
Turn over the cover to view the fuse location diagram.

There is also another fuse location diagram in your owner's manual.

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

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Fuse Puller Tool Removed
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Driver Side Dashboard
Lift the fuse puller tool out of its holder.

The interior passenger compartment electrical block is situated at the bottom left (driver) side of the dashboard just in front of where the driver's left knee would normally reside.

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Pry Out Access Panel
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Access Cover Removed
Use a plastic pry bar tool to gently remove the access cover at the small notch on the left side.

Remove the left side of the car and pull the two plastic tabs on the right side out of the dashboard.



 

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Fuse Location Diagram
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Interior Fuse Panel
Turn over the access cover to view the fuse location diagram.

There is also another fuse location diagram in the owner's manual.

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Place Tool Over Fuse
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Old Fuse Removed
Squeeze the end of the tool to open the jaws.

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

Pull the old fuse straight out of the socket.

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Hold Up To Light Bulb
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Push In New Fuse
To check the old fuse, hold it up to a light source.

If the thin metal bar or "strip" in the translucent plastic middle of the old fuse appears to be burnt or broken, the old fuse is most likely blown and needs to be replaced with a new fuse of the same amperage rating (e.g. 5A, 10A, 15A, 20A, 25A).

This 2015 Outlander Sport is equipped with standard mini blade fuses. The newer models might have the relatively newer low profile mini blade fuses. Please check your car before buying new fuses.

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

Push a new fuse of the same amperage rating straight in to the socket.

If you suspect that a relay is faulty, the easiest way to verify the problem is by simply replacing it with a new one. (Or you can use a multimeter to check the old one.)

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Replace Fuse Puller Tool
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Push On Fuse Box Cover
Replace the fuse puller tool at the right rear corner of the engine bay fuse block.

Lower the engine bay fuse box cover back in to place and push it down to secure the retaining clip.

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Re-Insert Plastic Tabs
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Pop In Outer Edge
Re-insert the two plastic tabs on the inner edge of the interior passenger compartment fuse panel access cover in to the dashboard.

Gently pop in the left side of the cover.

Check the electrical component that you were having issues with such as the radio, headlights, windshield wipers, tail lights, horn, rear wiper, power windows, door locks, interior lights, A/C system, gauges, etc.

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

For more, check out all of my 2011-2017 Mitsubishi Outlander DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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