Fuses and relays - location and renewal
1 The main fuses and relays are located in a box in the engine compartment on the righthand side of the bulkhead. The circuits protected are identified by symbols on the underside of the fusebox cover. On certain models, additional relays and fuses are located in various positions beneath the facia panels. If uncertain of the location of an auxiliary relay or fuse, it is suggested that a Ford dealer is consulted, as the relay and fuse locations vary substantially depending on model.
2 Always renew a fuse with one of identical rating and never renew it more than once without finding the source of the trouble (usually a short circuit). Always switch off the ignition before renewing a fuse or relay, and when renewing the wiper motor fuse keep the hands clear of the wiper linkage as it may return to the parked position. Note that the fuses are colour-coded as follows: 10A Red
3 Access to the fuses and relays in the fusebox is gained by removing the loose cover and spring clip (if fitted), pulling the plastic clip and removing the cover. All fuses and relays are a push fit (see illustrations).
3.3a Remove the loose cover for access to the fusebox cover
3.3b Fusebox cover removed to expose fuses and relays (1.8 CVH model shown)
The fuse/relay plate can be released from the fusebox for access to the wiring by carefully levering the plastic lugs around the perimeter of the plate.
4 For details of direction indicator/hazard warning flasher relay removal and refitting, refer to the relevant Section of this Chapter.
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