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How to Change the Radio Fuse on a 2005 Honda CR-V

by Justin Cupler

Honda released a new compact SUV in 1997, the CR-V. By releasing this smaller SUV, Honda provided its customers the utility of an SUV without the bulk. With the addition of a four-cylinder engine, the 1997 CR-V became a perfect fit for Honda buyers. In 2002, Honda redesigned the CR-V, eliminating its somewhat boxy style for a more modern look. This first redesign of the CR-V lasted through the 2006 model year. The 2005 CR-V came standard with an AM-FM radio that also included a CD and cassette player. A fuse protects the radio from electrical faults by breaking the circuit in the event of electrical surges or shorts.

Open the interior fuse panel door --- which is located under the steering wheel to the right of the driver's side of the dashboard --- by pulling the bottom of the door outward and pulling the door down.

Locate the radio fuse --- it's the third fuse from the right in the bottom row of fuses on the panel. Remove the fuse by grabbing its outer edges and pulling it outward with a slight wiggling motion.

Press a new 7.5 amp fuse into the radio fuse slot.

Insert the tabs on the door in the slots in the dashboard. Pivot the door downward and press it toward the dashboard until the door snaps into place.

Tip

  • If your CR-V continues blowing fuses, there may be a severe electrical problem. In this case, have the CR-V's electrical system evaluated.

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About the Author

Justin Cupler is a professional writer who has been published on several websites including CarsDirect and Autos.com. Cupler has worked in the professional automotive repair field as a technician and a manager since 2000. He has a certificate in broadcast journalism from the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. Cupler is currently studying mechanical engineering at Saint Petersburg College.

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