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Smart Fortwo Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
How to check or change a blown electrical fuse or relay in a 2nd generation 2008 to 2014 Smart Fortwo city car.

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2013 Smart Fortwo
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Driver Side Dashboard

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014) Smart Fortwo compact city car in checking or changing a blown electrical fuse or a faulty relay.

Owners of any Smart Fortwo models or trim levels such as the coupe hatchback, cabriolet or "cabrio", electric, pure, passion, forfour, prime and proxy may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

This 2013 Smart Fortwo was equipped with standard mini blade electrical fuses.

Replacement fuses can be purchased at any auto parts store, Walmart or online at Amazon.

If the plastic fuse puller tool is missing from your electrical panel, you can use a pair of needle nose pliers with rubber insulated handles.

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Main Electrical Fuse Panel
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Gently Grab Old Fuse
The electrical fuse and relay block is located under the driver side of the dashboard.

Your Fortwo might be equipped with a plastic fuse puller tool.

If the tool is missing you can instead use a pair of needle nose pliers.

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Pull Out Old Fuse
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Hold Up To Light Bulb
Gently grip the old fuse that you would like to check or change with the needle nose pliers and pull it straight out of the socket.

Hold the old fuse up to a light bulb to check its condition.

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

If the metal strip 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, I recommend changing it as part of your electrical issue troubleshooting process.

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Push In New Fuse
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Blown Fuse Replaced
Push a new fuse of the same amperage rating straight in to the socket.

Check the electrical component you were having problems with such as the radio, wipers, power windows, power door locks, headlights, tail lights, etc.

If you are still having the same issue, you might have a shorted wire some where or the component itself needs to be replaced.

For more, check out all of my 2008-2014 Smart Fortwo DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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