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2009-2013 Toyota Corolla Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
How to check or change a blown electrical fuse in a tenth generation 2009 to 2013 Toyota Corolla with pictures.

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2010 Corolla Fuse Box
Push Release Tab - Open
Diagram On Back of Cover
This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 10th generation (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013) Toyota Corolla in replacing a burnt out fog light bulb in the front bumper.

Owners of other Toyota, Lexus or Scion vehicles such as the Yaris, Matrix, Prius, Camry, RAV4, Sienna, Tacoma, Tundra, FJ Cruiser, Venza, Highlander, Avalon, Sequoia, Land Cruiser, IS 250, ES 350, GS 350, tC, xB, xD, iQ and FR-S may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

Assortment boxes of new low profile mini blade fuses in a variety of amperage ratings can be bought at various retailers such as Wal-Mart, Pep Boys, Advance Auto Parts or online at Amazon.

The white plastic fuse puller tool is located at the top middle of the engine bay fuse box. You can also use a pair of needle nose pliers to remove old fuses.

White Fuse Puller Tool
Pinch End - Place Over Fuse
Pull Old Fuse Straight Out
The engine bay fuse box is located at the right rear corner closest to the driver's seat.

Press the release tab at the front of the box and lift the top cover off. A fuse location diagram is included on the underside of the cover.

Pull out the white plastic fuse puller tool from the top middle of the engine bay fuse panel.

Pinch the ends of the fuse puller tool to open the jaws and place them over the fuse you want to check or replace.

Hold Fuse To Light Source
Push In New Fuse
Driver's Left Knee Dashboard
Pull the old fuse straight out of its socket and hold it up to a light source to see if it is "blown".

If the thin metal strip inside the fuse appears to be intact, it is most likely still good.

But since new fuses are so inexpensive, it should still be replaced as part of your electrical problem troubleshooting steps.

If the metal strip in the translucent plastic middle part of the fuse appears to be broken, the fuse is blown and must be replaced with one of the same amperage rating (e.g. "5", "10", "15").

The Corolla is equipped with the relatively newer style of low profile mini blade fuses. If necessary, you may also use the slightly taller standard mini blade fuses. They will just stick out a bit from the socket.


Interior Fuse Box
Release Tab At Front
Plastic Cover Removed
The interior passenger compartment fuse box is located underneath the dashboard in front of the driver's left knee near the hood release latch and OBD port cover.

Push the release button on the front edge of the cover which is closest to you, and pull it straight off.

Interior Fuse Panel
Place Puller Over Fuse
Pull Fuse Straight Out
Attach the fuse puller tool to the fuse you want to check or replace and pull it straight out.

Push a new fuse straight in to the socket.

Snap the interior fuse panel cover back in place.

Snap On Fuse Panel Cover
Replace Fuse Puller Tool
Push On Fuse Box Cover
Replace the fuse puller tool at the top middle of the engine bay fuse panel.

Lower the cover on to the engine bay fuse panel and push it in to place.

For more, check out my other Corolla DIY tutorials at the links below -

2009-2013 Toyota Corolla Repair & Maintenance Guides

2003-2008 Toyota Corolla Repair & Maintenance Guides

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