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Chrysler 300 Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
How to check or change a blown electrical fuse or relay in a 2nd generation 2011 to 2017 Chrysler 300 with photos.

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2016 Chrysler 300 Fuse Box
Push Tab To Release Clip
Release Rear Retaining Clip
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017) Chrysler 300, 300C or 300S sedan in checking or changing a blown fuse or a faulty relay in either the engine bay or the trunk electrical panels.

Owners of other Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM vehicles such as the Town & Country, 200, Pacifica, Avenger, Charger, Journey, Challenger, Dart, Durango, Magnum, Grand Caravan, Grand Cherokee, Renegade, Wrangler, Compass, Liberty, Patriot, ProMaster, 1500 and C/V Tradesman minivan may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

This 2016 Chrysler 300C is equipped with the relatively newer style of low profile mini blade fuses.

A yellow plastic fuse puller tool is included on each of the two electrical blocks. If the tool is missing, you could use a pair of needle nose pliers with rubber insulated handles.

Pull Off Fuse Box Cover
Fuse Location Diagram
Engine Bay Fuse Panel
The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the left side of the vehicle.

The engine bay fuse box is located on the left side of the car and behind the windshield washer fluid filler tube.

Gently push in the tabs on the front and rear edge of the fuse box cover to release the retaining clips.

Lift the cover straight off the top of the fuse box and turn it over.

There is a fuse location diagram on the underside of the fuse box cover and also another one in your owner's manual.

Yellow Plastic Puller Tool
Squeeze End - Open Jaws
Open Trunk Lid
There is a yellow plastic fuse puller tool located at the left rear corner of the engine bay fuse block.

If the fuse or relay you'd like to check is not in the engine bay fuse box, it should be located in the second electrical panel in the trunk.

Open the trunk lid and lift the carpeted mat and the floorboard.

Lift Trunk Floorboard Mat
Spare Tire & Fuse Box
Push In Left Side Tab
The second fuse block is located at the right (passenger side) rear corner of the trunk near the spare tire and behind the 12V automotive battery.

Gently press in the tab on the left (driver) side of the fuse box to release the cover.


Lift Off Fuse Box Cover
Trunk Electrical Panel
Place Jaws Over Old Fuse
Turn over the fuse box cover to view the fuse location diagram and access the fuse puller tool.

Squeeze the end of the fuse puller tool to open the jaws.

Place the jaws over the old fuse you'd like to check or change.

Pull Out Old Fuse
Hold Fuse Up To Light
Push In New Fuse
Pull the old fuse straight out of the socket and hold it up to a light bulb.

If the thin metal strip or "band" in the translucent plastic center of the old fuse appears to be burnt or broken, it is most likely "blown" and should be replaced with a new fuse of the same amperage rating.

If the metal bar in the middle of the old fuse appears to be intact, the old fuse might still be good. Since new fuses are so inexpensive, you should still replace the old fuse as part of your electrical issue troubleshooting process.

Push a new low profile mini blade fuse of the same amperage rating (5A, 10A, 15, 20, 25, etc) straight in to the socket.

(Some older Chrysler vehicles are equipped with the taller standard mini blade fuses. Check your old fuses before buying new ones.)

Replace Fuse Puller Tool
Push On Fuse Box Cover
Replace Trunk Box Cover
Replace the fuse puller tool on to the engine bay electrical panel or the underside of the trunk fuse box cover.

Push the fuse box covers down in to place to secure the retaining clips.

Check the component were you were having problems with such as the radio, horn, power windows, interior lights, 12V outlet, headlights, tail lights, window wipers, gauges, A/C system, etc.

If you are still having the same issue, you may have a shorted wire some where or the electrical component itself needs to be replaced.

For more, check out all of my 2011-2017 Chrysler 300 DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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