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Toyota Prius Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
How to replace a blown electrical fuse in a third generation 2010-2015 Toyota Prius hybrid hatchback with pictures.

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Engine Bay Fuse Box
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Press Release Tab
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Pull Off Fuse Box Cover

This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015) Toyota Prius hybrid hatchback in replacing a blown electrical fuse in the engine bay or passenger compartment fuse boxes.

Owners of the previous 2nd generation 2004-2009 Prius and other Toyota, Lexus or Scion vehicles such as the Yaris, Corolla, Matrix, Camry, Sienna, Avalon, Highlander, RAV4, FJ Cruiser, Venza, 4Runner, Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra, IS250, ES350, tC, FR-S, iQ, xD, and xB may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The Prius is equipped with low profile mini blade fuses which can be purchased at Walmart, any auto parts store or online at Amazon.

No extra tools are needed to replace any fuse in either of the fuse boxes.

The white plastic fuse puller tool is located at the front driver side corner of the engine bay fuse box.

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Fuse Location Diagram
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White Fuse Puller Tool
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Fuse Puller Tool Removed
The first step is to open the hood of the vehicle.

Then locate the black plastic rectangular fuse box at the front right (driver side) area of the engine bay.

Press the release tab at the front of the fuse box and lift off the top cover.

To find a specific fuse, use either the diagram on the underside of the fuse box cover or the diagram in the owner's manual.

Remove the white plastic fuse puller tool located at the front right (driver side) corner of the fuse box.

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Under Dash - Driver Left Knee
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Look Above Parking Brake
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Pull Off Fuse Box Cover
The 2nd fuse box is located in the passenger compartment near the driver's left knee.

Look under the dashboard just to the right and above the emergency / parking brake foot lever.

Pull off the white plastic panel that covers the interior fuse box. Use the fuse diagram on the cover or the one in the owner's manual.



 

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Attach Fuse Puller Tool
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Fuse Removed
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Hold Up To Light Source
Pinch the end of the white plastic fuse puller tool to open the jaws and place them on the desired fuse.

Release the tension on the end of the fuse puller tool and pull the fuse straight out of the socket.

To check if the fuse is "blown" or "short circuited" hold it up to a light source.

If the metal strip inside the fuse appears to be intact, it is most likely still good.

Since fuses are so inexpensive, it should still be replaced as part of your electrical problem troubleshooting.

If the thin metal bar in the translucent plastic middle part of the fuse appears to be broken or disconnected, the fuse is blown and must be replaced.

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Push Fuse Straight In
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Fuse Replaced
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Replace Fuse Box Cover
Push a new low profile mini blade fuse of the same amperage rating (10, 15, 20, etc.) straight into the socket.

Snap the interior fuse box cover back in place.

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Attach Fuse Puller
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Hold Fuse Up To Light
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Push In New Fuse
Repeat the same steps for checking or replacing a fuse in the engine bay fuse box.
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Replace Fuse Puller Tool
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Replace Fuse Box Cover
Replace the fuse puller tool at the front right (driver side) corner of the fuse box.

Lower the top cover over the fuse box and push it down until the retaining clip at the front clicks into place.

For more, check out my other Toyota Prius DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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