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Nissan Frontier Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
How to check or change a blown electrical fuse or relay in a 2nd generation 2005 to 2016 Nissan Frontier truck.

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2016 Frontier 4.0L V6
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Two Fuse Boxes - Left Side
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Gently Pull Out Tab

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation "D40 Series" (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Nissan Frontier pickup truck in checking or changing a blown fuse or faulty relay in either the engine bay or interior passenger compartment electrical panels.

Owners of other Nissan or Infiniti vehicles such as the Navara, Versa, Maxima, Juke, Rogue, Altima, Xterra, Pathfinder, Murano, Cube, Armada, Leaf, Quest, Sentra, Teana, 370Z, GT-R, Titan, G25, G37, M35, QX56, QX60 and M37 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

This Frontier has standard mini blade fuses which can be purchased at any auto parts store, Walmart or online at Amazon.com.

(Your vehicle may have low profile mini blade fuses.)

A tan plastic fuse puller tool in included in the center of the interior passenger compartment electrical panel.

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Pull Out 2nd Tab
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Fuse Location Diagram
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Large Box - Push In Tab
The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the left (passenger) side of the engine bay.

The two fuse boxes are located near the blue plastic windshield washer filler tube cap.

To release the cover on the smaller fuse box, gently pull out the two retaining clips.

Pull off the fuse box cover and turn it over to view the fuse location diagram. There is also another fuse location diagram in your owner's manual.

To release the cover on the larger fuse box, gently push in the two tabs to release the retaining clips.

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Push In Tab To Release
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Push In Left Side Tab
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Pull Off Fuse Box Cover
Once you've pushed in the release tabs on both the left and right side of the large fuse box cover, pull it straight off.

Turn over the cover to view the fuse location diagram.

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Fuse Location Diagram
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Two Glove Boxes
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Open Lower Glove Box
The interior passenger compartment electrical panel can be accessed through the lower glove box.

Open the lower glove box and locate the rectangular shaped plastic access panel on the right side.

On this 2016 Frontier, the plastic access cover was missing.

Pull out the bottom edge of the cover and set it aside in a safe place.



 

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Pull Off Plastic Cover
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Remove Fuse Puller Tool
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Place Tool Over Old Fuse
The white / tan plastic fuse puller tool is located in the center of the interior fuse panel.

Pull the fuse puller tool straight out of its socket.

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Old Fuse Removed
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Hold Up To Light Bulb
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Push New Fuse In To Socket
Place the tool over the old fuse you'd like to check or change and pull it straight out.

Check the old fuse by holding it up to a light source.

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

Make sure you buy standard mini blade fuses unless your vehicle is equipped with the shorter "low profile" fuses.

If the metal bar in the middle of the fuse appears to be intact, the old fuse is most likely still good, but 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 (e.g. 5, 10, 15, 20, 25) straight in to the socket.

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Replace Fuse Puller Tool
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Push On Plastic Cover
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Push On Fuse Box Cover
Replace the fuse puller tool in to the center of the interior electrical panel.

Push the interior electrical block access cover back in to place. (It was missing on this Frontier.)

Push the larger engine bay fuse box cover down in to place.

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Secure Retaining Clips
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Replace Small Cover
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Electrical Fuse Replaced
Push the smaller engine bay fuse box cover down in to place until you hear or feel the retaining clips "click" securely in to place.

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

If you are still having the same problem, you may have a shorted wire some where or you need to replace the electrical component itself.

For more, check out my other Nissan Frontier DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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