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Infiniti QX60 Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
How to check or change a blown electrical fuse or a faulty relay in a 1st generation 2013 to 2020 Infiniti QX60.

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2020 QX60 3.5L V6
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Right (Driver) Side
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Gently Pull Back Tab
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020) Infiniti QX60 luxury SUV in checking or changing a blown fuse or a faulty relay in either the engine bay or interior passenger compartment electrical panels.

Owners of other Infiniti and Nissan vehicles such as the JX35, Q50, Q60, QX50, QX80, Pathfinder, Murano, Rogue, Armada, Kicks, Frontier, Titan, NV, NV200, 370Z, GT-R, Leaf, Maxima, Altima, Sentra and Versa might also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

This 2020 QX60 is equipped with the relatively newer style of "Low Profile" mini blade electrical fuses.

Please double check the old fuses in your SUV before purchasing new ones.

The earlier model years may have standard mini blade electrical fuses.

There should be a white plastic fuse puller tool included on the interior passenger compartment electrical panel.

If the tool is missing, you can use a pair of needle nose pliers with rubber insulated handles.

Make sure the ignition switch is set to "OFF". I would also recommend disconnecting the "-" negative terminal on the 12V battery for extra safety.

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

The square black plastic fuse box is situated to the right of the engine air filter box and behind the driver side headlight housing and near the 12V automotive battery.

The electrical panel is secured in the box by four retaining clips with one near each of the corners.



 

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Release Right Rear Clip
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Left Front Retaining Clip
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Right Front Tab
Gently pull back the tab on each retaining clip to release the engine bay fuse panel.

Avoid using excessive force to prevent from breaking the plastic tabs.

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Lift Out Fuse Panel
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Small Fuse / Relay Box
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Pull Off Small Box Cover
Carefully lift the electrical panel out of the box.

Nissan and Infiniti usually have upside down electrical panels.

So you'll have to carefully turn over the panel to access the fuses and relays with out damaging the wires.

Try to avoid stressing or pulling too hard on the electrical wires to prevent from dislodging them from the connectors or damaging the vinyl rubber insulation.

There is also a small fuse and relay box to the right of the main fuse box.

Push in the release tab on the small cover and lift it off the box.

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Driver Side Dashboard
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Pull Out Access Cover
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Access Cover Removed
The interior passenger compartment electrical panel is situated behind a plastic trim cover attached to the driver side of the dashboard.

The access cover is situated close to where the driver's left knee would reside while driving and near the hood release latch and the emergency / parking brake lever.

Insert the your fingers into the opening at the top of the cover and gently pull it out of the dashboard.

There is a fuse location diagram on the back side of the cover and also in your owner's manual.

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Fuse Location Diagram
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Interior Electrical Panel
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Fuse Puller Tool
The small white plastic fuse puller tool is situated on the middle left of the interior passenger compartment fuse block.

Pull the tool straight out of its socket.

If the tool is missing, you can use a pair of needle nose pliers with rubber insulated handles.

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Place Tool Over Fuse
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Old Fuse Removed
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Hold Up To Light Bulb
Place the jaws of the tool over the old fuse that you'd like to check or change.

Pull the old fuse straight out of the socket.

To check the condition of the old fuse, hold it up to a light bulb.

If the thin metal strip 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.

If the thin metal bar in the middle of the old fuse appears to be intact, the old fuse might still be in good working condition.

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

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Push New Fuse In Socket
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Replace Puller Tool
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Line Up Access Cover
Push a new "Low Profile" mini blade electrical fuse of the same amperage rating (e.g. 5A, 10A, 15A, 20A, 25 amps) straight into the socket.

If you would like to add a hard-wired 12 volt power source for an automotive accessory such as a digital gauge, a smartphone charger, a dash cam, a back-up camera, a radar detector or an LED lighted Uber / Lyft ridesharing service sign, you can install an "Add-A-Circuit" fuse tap adapter (also known as a piggy back fuse holder).

Use a digital multimeter to find either a "switched" or "hot / live" circuit depending on your needs for the device. A "switched" circuit will be off when the ignition is in the "Off" position and only supply 12 volt power when the ignition is in the "On" position. A constant or "hot" / live circuit will always supply 12V power even when the SUV's ignition is switched off. Be careful to not drain the 12V automotive battery if you choose a hot / live circuit that is always on.

If you suspect that a faulty relay is the cause of your electrical problem, the easiest way to troubleshoot the issue is to simply install a new relay of the same amperage rating.

Carefully pull the old relay straight out of the electrical panel and push in a new one.

You could also test the old relay with a digital multimeter tool.

Line up the plastic access cover with the opening in the dashboard.

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Pop In Plastic Cover
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Lower In Fuse Panel
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Push To Secure Clips
Gently snap the plastic access cover back into place.

The opening in the cover should be situated at the top.

Carefully turn over the engine bay fuse block and lower it down into the box.

Push on the top of the electrical panel to secure the four retaining clips.

You should hear or feel the retaining clips "click" securely into place.

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Replace Small Cover
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Fuse Panel Secured
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Fuse Change Complete
Push the cover back over the top of the small fuse and relay box until it clicks securely into place.

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

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

Be sure to write down the fuse change in your SUV's service records.

Please take a look at all of the 2013-2020 Infiniti QX60 DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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