How To Change A Car Fuse
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It is important to know how to change a car fuse. Not only is it a good skill to have, but it can save you from driving in the middle of the night only to realize
that your car has lost power.
You always want to have some extra fuses in the car and at home. This way, you are prepared in the event of an emergency. If you can change the fuse yourself, you
can save time and money. You want to always have the fuses in your car, as well as your home (i.e. have a back-up plan).
Fuses are relatively inexpensive, so it
should not be a problem to keep some extras on hand. Keep your extra fuses in your glove compartment so that they stay clean and they won't damaged.
To change the fuse, be sure to check the owner's manual so you know where the fuse box is located. There should be a chart or diagram of some sort in this manual.
If you do not have the manual, you can use a test light or voltmeter. When it comes to deciding which fuse is blown, connect the test lighter or voltmeter to a
chassis point (i.e. one exposed with metal) and then have the voltmeter touch the fuse's conductor.
If a fuse is working, it will have voltage on both sides. If a fuse is blown, it will be missing a charge on one side. This is the fuse you will replace. When it
comes to replacing the fuse, be sure that the fuse you have is the correct amp: If it's too high, you could start a fire or cause major damage to your car.
come in a mini, normal, and maxi range of sizes, and the first two categories are generally color-coded. If the largest or maxi fuse is needed, again, be sure to
check the amperage so that you know it is the right one for the job.
Then switch the fuses and you're ready to go!