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Ford EcoSport Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
How to change a blown electrical fuse or a faulty relay in a 2nd generation 2013 to 2021 Ford EcoSport.

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2020 EcoSport 1.0L I3
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Driver Side of Engine Bay
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Primary Fuse & Relay Box
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Ford EcoSport compact SUV 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 Ford or Lincoln vehicles such as the Fiesta, B-Max, Escape, Edge, Bronco Sport, Explorer, Expedition, Transit, Focus, Mondeo, S-Max, Puma, Kuga, Endura, Everest, Ka, Figo, Endeavour, Aviator, Corsair, Nautilus and Navigator may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

This 2020 EcoSport Titanium is equipped with both Micro2 fuses and also standard mini blade electrical fuses.

Please check the fuses in your vehicle before purchasing new ones.

No tools are required to access the two fuse blocks.

If the plastic fuse puller tool is missing, you can use needle nose pliers with rubber insulated handles.

The first two steps are to open the hood and move to the right (driver) side of the engine bay.

The primary electrical panel is located just behind the driver side headlight housing and to the right of the 12V automotive battery.



 

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Push In Release Tab
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Push In Front Release Tab
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Pull Off Fuse Box Cover
The fuse box cover is held in place by two retaining clips.

Push in the release tab on the rear edge of the cover.

Then push in the release tab on the front edge of the cover.

Carefully pull the cover straight off the top of the fuse box.

There is a fuse location diagram located inside the owner's manual.

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Engine Bay Fuse Panel
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Move To Glove Box
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Open Glove Box
The interior passenger compartment fuse block is located behind the glove box and the upper storage compartment.

Open the glove box and empty out the contents.

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Right Side - Damper Arm
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Pull Back - Pop Out
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Detach Damper Arm
Move to the right outer side wall of the glove box and locate the black plastic damper arm.

Firmly pull the damper arm back towards yourself to move the button head mount out of the smaller hole and into the larger hole.

Pull damper arm off the side of the glove box.

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Push Down Left Side Tab
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Release Right Side Tab
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Glove Box Detached
The glove box is also held in place by two plastic retaining tabs.

Push down on the tabs until the rubber bumpers can be removed from behind the dashboard.

Detach the plastic hinges on the bottom of the glove box from the mounting bars on the dashboard.

Set the glove box aside in a safe place.

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Pull Out Storage Drawer
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Storage Drawer Removed
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Interior Panel Exposed
Next, gently pull out the upper storage compartment.

It is held in place by a few friction fasteners.

Set the storage compartment aside in a safe place.

If you'd like to replace or upgrade the glove box light bulb, now would be a good time since you have easy access to the bulb socket.

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Interior Fuse Block
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Needle Nose Pliers
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Pull Out Old Fuse
Once the glove box and upper storage compartment have been removed, you'll be able to see the interior electrical panel.

Use the needle nose pliers to grasp the old fuse that you'd like to check or change.

Carefully pull the old fuse straight out of the socket.

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Old Fuse Removed
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Hold Up To Light Bulb
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Old Micro2 Fuse
To check the condition of the old fuse, hold it to a light bulb.

If the thin plastic 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.

Push a new fuse of the same amperage rating (e.g. 5A, 10A, 15A, 20 amps) straight into the socket.

This 2020 EcoSport was equipped with both Micro2 fuses and also standard mini blade fuses.

Please check the fuse you need to replace before buying new ones.

If the metal strip in the middle of the old fuse appears to be intact, the old fuse is probably still good.

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

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Push In New Fuse
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Small Relay Removed
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Check Mini Blade Fuse

If you would like to add a hard wired power source for an automotive accessory such as a Bluetooth adapter, radar detector, auxiliary gauge, dash camera / dashcam or a GPS unit, install an "Add-A-Circuit" Fuse Holder Tap.

If you suspect that a faulty relay is your issue, the easiest way to troubleshoot the problem is to just replace the relay with a new one of the same amperage rating.

If you have a digital multimeter tool, you can test the old relay.

To remove an old relay, grasp it with the needle nose pliers and carefully pull it straight out.

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Standard Mini Blade
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Large Relay Removed
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Storage Compartment
Push the storage compartment back into place.
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Re-Attach Hinges
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Push Down Tabs
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Re-Attach Damper Arm
Line up the plastic hinges on the bottom edge of the glove box with the mounting bars.

Re-attach the hinges.

Raise the glove box towards the dashboard.

Push down the two tabs to re-insert the rubber stops behind the storage drawer.

Insert the small button head mount on the damper arm into the larger hole on the right side wall of the glove box.

Push the damper arm forward to pop the button head into the smaller hole.

Make sure the damper arm is securely attached.

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Close Glove Box
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Push On Fuse Box Cover
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Fuse Cover Secured
Replace the contents and close the glove box.

Lower the black plastic cover over the fuse box in the engine bay.

Push on the cover to secure the two retaining clips. You should feel or hear the retaining clips "click" securely into place.

Test the electrical component that you were having issues with such as the horn, A/C, stereo, power windows, tail lights, headlights, interior lights, power driver's seat, etc.

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

For more, check out all of the 2013-2021 Ford EcoSport DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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