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How to Replace Fuses 13-18 Subaru Forester

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How to Replace Fuses 13-18 Subaru Forester

Created on: 2017-12-21

Where to locate your fuse box and how to replace a blown or burnt out fuse on 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Subaru Forester.

  1. step 1 :Replacing the Fuse
    • Pull open the interior fuse panel cover
    • Read the legend on the inside of the fuse panel cover
    • Locate the fuse
    • Remove the fuse with needle nose pliers
    • To tell if the fuse is blown, the metal loop may be melted or broken
    • Press the fuse into place with needle nose pliers
    • Close the cover

Tools needed for replacement

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

    Needle nose pliers

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Hi, I’m Mike from 1A Auto. We’ve been selling auto parts for over 30 years!

To find your interior fuse panel, it's right here on the driver's side—just above your left knee. Just pull this little door down, and you can actually pop it right off from the clips. You're looking right at the fuse panel in here. Then it tells you right here what the fuses are. That points to the top, so you're looking at the fuse panel just like you're looking at this. It matches right up.

I can see those two open spots right in the middle there and then whatever fuse you're looking for, it should be marked on here and you can just find it on the fuse panel. There's a little note on here that the fuse puller and spare fuses are located in the engine compartment fuse box. To re-install this just clip it back on and push it up.

The under hood fuse panel is located over here. Push these two tabs together and lift the cover off. So actually flip it over so the arrows point to the front so that lines up.

Basically, this is a little map of your fuse panel. It's also this one, and this one here. The spare fuses are in the cover here. There's a fuse puller tool right here. You pull it straight out if you need to change a fuse.

For example, this is a 15 amp one. It says headlight, so HL is headlight high beam. If this fuse was blown and you wanted to change it, you take your little tool and just squeeze it together. It helps you pull it out. I'll look at this one. That's in good shape. That little U-shape in there is not broken, so this fuse is still good. You just have to put it back in.

If that U-shape was broken the fuse was blown. You have to kind of line it up where it needs to be like that and push it in place. I'll put the tool back. If you need to remove a fuse that's in the interior you can use this tool, and the spare fuses are under here in this fuse box under the hood. To replace this cover, we'll just take it, put it back, and it'll snap into place.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

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