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How to Replace the Fuses in Nissan Cars

by Contributing WriterUpdated June 12, 2017

The fuses inside the car and under the hood are two different sizes. The fuses under the hood can also be used inside the car, but the fuses inside the car cannot be used in the boxes under the hood. When checking a fuse, look at the single wire inside the fuse. If the wire is broken the fuse is bad. Always replace a fuse with another with the same amp rating.

Under The Hood:

 How to Replace the Fuses in a Nissan Altima

Replacing the Fuse

The passenger compartment fuse box has a fuse puller in the center of it. You can use this to pull the fuses from the passenger compartment box and the boxes under the hood. Turn the ignition and headlight switches off before checking or changing a fuse. Most of the fuses will be labeled on the box covers. Remove a cover by pushing the tab and pulling up on the cover. To remove the fuse, push the fuse puller over the fuse and pull. To replace, simply push the fuse into the slot.

 How to Replace the Fuses in a Nissan Sentra

Start by turning off the car. Locate the main fuse box under the dashboard of the passenger compartment of your Nissan Sentra.

Pull the cover down to open and towards you to remove it. Read the inside panel of the fuse box to figure out the location of the fuse you must replace.

Use the fuse puller inside to remove the appropriate fuse. Look at the wire in the middle of the fuse to see if it's burnt.

Replace the blown fuse with a new one of the same rating. Verify the fuse's rating against the inside cover of the fuse box. For example, the 2006 Nissan Sentra has a 10 amp mini fuse.

Push the fuse in and close the cover. Check the fuse once the car is started.

Items you will need

  • Fuse puller

  • Same rating fuse

 How to Replace the Fuses in a Nissan Maxima

Turn off your Maxima before you begin work with the fuses. Locate your two fuse boxes.

Find one fuse box in the engine compartment close to the driver's side. The other has most fuses that you may need and is on the driver's side under the instrument panel.

Open the fuse box and check the inside of the cover for a list of each fuse location.

Pull out the fuse you suspect of being blown and inspect it. If the wire inside is burned out, the fuse is blown and needs replacing.

Push a replacement fuse of the same amperage into the open slot.

Replace the fuse box lid and start the Maxima. Try out the new fuse to make sure it works.

Items you will need

  • New fuse of same rating

 How to Replace the Fuses in a Nissan Pathfinder

Turn off your Pathfinder. Then find the two fuse boxes--one in the engine compartment behind the battery and the other in the passenger compartment under the dashboard.

Pull down the appropriate fuse box cover to open it. Read the listings on the inside cover to locate the fuse that needs removed.

Remove the fuse using a fuse puller or squeeze it between your thumb and index finger. Check the wire inside and verify it's burned.

Replace the blown fuse with a new one of the same rating. Verify the fuse rating against what's listed on the fuse box. For example, a 2004 Pathfinder uses 3 mini fuses in the passenger compartment of 10 amperage for the instrument cluster.

Close the fuse box cover and start the Pathfinder. Check your new fuse and make sure it works.

Items you will need

  • Fuse puller

  • Same rating fuse

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