How to Replace the Fuses in a Ford Focus

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Introduced in 2000, the Ford Focus continues production every year. Although this line of cars is still relatively new, you can experience a fuse blowout. When this happens, exchange it for a working new fuse in minutes.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Fuse puller
  • Same rating fuse

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Shut off the ignition in your Ford Focus before you replace a fuse. Find the fuse box near the brake pedal, below and to the left of your steering wheel.

  2. 2

    Pull the panel cover to open the box and access the fuses. Check the inside of the cover for a listing of fuse locations. For example, a 2000 Ford Focus houses the horn fuse in slot 34.

  3. 3

    Use the fuse puller that's in the fuse box to remove the fuse. If a fuse is blown, the wire in the middle of it will be severed or melted.

  4. 4

    Replace the blown fuse with a new one of the same rating. In the horn example referenced in Step 2, the fuse has a 20-amp rating.

  5. 5

    Shut the fuse panel door and check the new fuse once you restart the Focus.

Tips and warnings

  • There is a power distribution in the engine compartment that houses the high current (or maxi) fuses. So if you need to replace one of these, such as for the anti-lock brake system, look for it there.

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