2001 Chevrolet Malibu Change the Fuses

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Your 2001 Chevrolet Malibu contains three fuse boxes that, like the fuses in your home, protect your car's wiring system. If an electrical device in your car, such as the radio or the interior lights, has a problem and draws too much power, the fuse controlling it will blow, stopping electricity from flowing and protecting the wiring inside your car. If that happens, you will need to replace the blown fuse to restore power to the device.

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[edit] Change the Fuses

  • Turn off your car's engine.
  • Use your owner's manual to identify where the affected fuse is. Open the fuse panel by grasping the handle and pulling out.
  • Identify the blown fuse. To remove a fuse, grasp it between your fingers and give it a firm pull. If you need to remove a fuse from the engine compartment, there is a special tool in that fuse box. The element of the damaged fuse will look burned or separated.
  • Replace the damaged fuse with a new one.
  • Replace the door of the fuse compartment. Do this by inserting the door's hooks into the slots and then pushing the rest of the door into place.

[edit] Tips & Warnings

  • If you need a new fuse immediately and do not have one handy, you can use a similar-size fuse from a nonessential device, such as the radio, as a temporary replacement.
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