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Dodge Avenger Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
How to check or change a blown electrical fuse in a 2011 to 2014 Dodge Avenger sedan with photo illustrated steps.

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2012 Avenger Fuse Box
Press To Release Two Clips
Lift Off Fuse Box Cover
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the updated (2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014) Dodge Avenger sedan in troubleshooting an electrical problem by checking or changing a blown fuse.

Owners of other Chrysler Group vehicles with similar fuse panels such as the Dart, Challenger, Durango, Charger, Grand Caravan, 200, 300, RAM C/V Tradesman, Jeep Patriot, Compass and Cherokee may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

Assortment boxes of new mini blade fuses in a variety of amperage ratings (e.g. 5, 10, 15, 20, 25) can be purchased at Wal-Mart, Pep Boys, Advance Auto Parts, Napa or online at Amazon.

To remove a fuse, you'll need a pair of needle nose pliers with rubber insulated handles.

Fuse Location Diagram
Engine Bay Fuse Panel
Relays Under Plastic Cover
All of the fuses and relays for the Avenger are located in the "Integrated Power Module" on the right side of the engine bay.

Press the two release tabs on the rear edge of the fuse box cover and lift it straight off.

There is also a smaller rectangular cover just behind the fuse block that protects four relays.

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

Grab Fuse With Pliers
Hold Up To Light Source
Push In New Mini Blade Fuse


Gently grab the old fuse that you'd like to check or change with the needle nose pliers that have rubber insulated handles.

Hold the old fuse up to a light source.

If the thin metal strip in the translucent center of the fuse appears to be broken or burnt the fuse is most likely "blown" and needs to be replaced.

If the thin metal bar inside the old fuse is 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 process.

You may also check the old fuse with a multimeter tool.

Gently push a new mini blade fuse of the same amperage rating (e.g. 5, 10, 15, 20, 25) straight in to the socket.

Line Up Fuse Box Cover
Push Cover Down In Place
Fuse Replaced
Line up the fuse box cover over the block and gently push it down in to place.

If the electrical problem, such as the wipers, lights, radio, door locks or A/C system not working, is still not resolved by replacing the fuse, you may have a shorted wire or the component needs to be replaced.

For more, check out my other Dodge Avenger Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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