Cruze Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
How to check or change a blown electrical fuse in a first generation 2011 to 2015 GM Chevy Cruze with pictures.
Engine Bay Fuse Box
Press Front Release Button
Press Rear Release Tab
automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners
of the first generation (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and maybe also the 2015
GM Chevrolet Cruze in checking or changing a blown electrical fuse
in either the engine bay or interior passenger compartment fuse panels.
Owners of other General Motors vehicles such as the Spark, Sonic, Volt, Malibu, Camaro, Corvette, Impala, Equinox, Traverse, Suburban, Tahoe, Avalanche, Colorado, Silverado, Express, Cadillac ATS, XTS, CTS, SRX, Escalade, Buick Verano, Regal, LaCrosse, Encore, GMC Sierra, Terrain, Acadia, Yukon and Savana may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.
Assortment boxes of replacement mini blade fuses and relays with various amperage ratings (e.g. 5, 10, 15, 20) can be bought at Wal-Mart, Advanced Auto Parts, Auto Zone, Napa and online at Amazon.
A white plastic fuse puller tool is included at the top right of the engine bay fuse box. I
f the tool is missing, you can also use a pair of needle nose pliers.
Fuse Location Diagram
Engine Bay Fuse Box
Remove Fuse Puller Tool
The engine bay fuse box is located at the right rear area of the engine bay next to the 12V car battery and near the shock tower.
Press the release buttons on the front and rear edges of the black plastic rectangular cover before pulling it straight off the panel.
On the underside of the cover, you'll find a fuse location diagram. There is also another one in your owner's manual.
Pull off the white plastic fuse puller tool at the near the top right of the panel.
Squeeze Tool - Open Jaws
Place Tool Over Fuse
Pull Out Old Fuse
the larger end of the tool to open the jaws and place them over the fuse you
want to check or change.
Pull the old fuse straight out of the panel and hold it up to a light source.
Hold Fuse To Light Source
Push In New Fuse
By Driver's Left Knee
|If the thin metal
strip inside the old fuse appears to be intact, the fuse is most likely
Since new fuses are so inexpensive, you should still replace the fuse as part of your troubleshooting process.
Push a new fuse of the same amperage rating (2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40) straight in to the socket.
The interior fuse panel in the passenger compartment of the vehicle is located just in front of where the driver's left knee would on the lower dashboard.
Pull Off Fuse Box Cover
Interior Fuse Panel
Place Tool Over Old Fuse
|Insert your finger
in to the hole at the top of the rectangular black plastic cover and gently
pull it out of the dashboard.
Behind the cover you'll see the smaller fuse panel. There is a fuse location diagram on the underside of the cover and also another one in your owner's manual.
Repeat the steps above to check if a fuse has been blown by a short circuit. When in doubt, replace any suspected fuses with new ones.
Push a new mini blade fuse of the same amperage rating (5, 10, 15, 20, 25) straight in to the socket.
Pull Out Old Fuse
Re-Insert Fuse Panel Cover
Interior Cover Replaced
|Insert the bottom edge of the interior fuse panel cover in first and then gently pop in the top edge.
Replace Fuse Puller Tool
Push On Fuse Panel Cover
|Push the fuse
puller tool back in to place at the right rear area of the engine bay fuse
Line up the fuse box cover and gently snap it back in to place.
If changing the blown fuse has not fixed your electrical problem, you may have a wire that is shorted or a faulty component that needs to be replaced.
check out my other
Chevrolet Cruze Repair & Maintenance Guides.
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