Windshield Wiper Fuses
The windshield wiper motor is protected by a circuit
breaker and a fuse. If the motor overheats due to heavy
snow, etc., the wiper will stop until the motor cools.
If the overload is caused by some electrical problem,
have it ?xed.
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
The wiring circuits in the vehicle are protected from
short circuits by a combination of fuses and circuit
breakers. This greatly reduces the chance of ?res
caused by electrical problems.
Look at the silver-colored band inside the fuse. If the
band is broken or melted, replace the fuse. Be sure you
replace a bad fuse with a new one of the identical size
If you ever have a problem on the road and do not have
a spare fuse, you can borrow one that has the same
amperage. Just pick some feature of the vehicle that you
can get along without ? like the radio or cigarette
lighter ? and use its fuse, if it is the correct amperage.
Replace it as soon as you can.
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
The engine compartment fuse block is located on the
driver side of the engine compartment. See Engine
Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for more
information on location.
To remove the cover, push in on the tab on the end of the
cover and lift. To reinstall the cover, line up the tab and
push down on the cover until the tab clicks into place.
Notice: Spilling liquid on any electrical components
on the vehicle may damage it. Always keep the
covers on any electrical component.