How do I fix a blown car fuse?

My radio stopped working and my dashboard went blank, so I think at least one of the fuses in my car has blown. I want to save money and fix the issue myself. How do I fix a blown car fuse?

Talullah Blanco · Answered on Feb 11, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Fuses are designed to blow if they detect too much voltage in your car’s electrical circuit. The only way to fix a blown car fuse is to install a new fuse.
Replacing a blown fuse can be tricky, so make sure you know what you’re doing before proceeding. Always get a professional’s help if you’re unsure of what to do.
Here’s what to do to replace a blown fuse:
  • Locate your car’s fuse box and remove the cover
  • Identify the broken fuse
  • Remove the blown fuse with your fingers or pliers
  • Insert the new fuse in the same spot you removed the blown fuse
  • Re-cover the fuse box
  • Start your car to see if the electrical components are working again
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