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Chevrolet Aveo Electrical Fuses Replacement Guide
How to check or change a blown electrical fuse or relay in a 1st generation 2007 to 2011 GM Chevy Aveo sedan.

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Aveo Engine Bay Fuse Box
Press In Release Tab
Pull Off Fuse Box Cover
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the revised first generation (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011) GM Chevrolet Aveo sedan in checking or changing a faulty or "blown" fuse or relay in either the engine bay or interior passenger compartment electrical panels.

Owners of other General Motors vehicles such as the Buick Verano, Regal, LaCrosse, Cascada, Encore, Enclave, Envision, GMC Canyon, Sierra 1500, Terrain, Yukon, Denali, Savana, Spark, Sonic, Cruze, Malibu, Impala, Volt, Camaro, Corvette, SS, Trax, Equinox, Traverse, Tahoe, Suburban, Colorado, Silverado and Express may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The Aveo is equipped with standard mini blade fuses. New fuses can be purchased at Walmart, Advance Auto Parts, Pep Boys, Napa or online at Amazon.

A plastic fuse puller tool is included on the engine bay electrical block.

If the tool is missing, you may also use a pair of needle nose pliers with rubber insulated handles.

Fuse Location Diagram
Engine Bay Electrical Block
Driver Side of Dashboard
The first step is to open the hood.

The engine bay fuse box is located on the right side of the engine bay just behind the 12V automotive battery.

Press in the release tab on the right (driver) side of the fuse box before lifting off the cover.

Turn over the fuse box cover to view the fuse location diagram. There is also another diagram in your owner's manual.

The interior passenger compartment fuse block is located behind a plastic access cover on the left (driver) side of the dashboard.

Pull Off Fuse Box Cover
Interior Fuse Panel
Pull Out Old Fuse
Open the driver's door and locate the plastic rectangular shaped access cover.

Insert your finger in to the notch and gently pull out the access cover.

Turn over the cover to view the fuse location diagram. There is also another diagram in your owner's manual.

Place the fuse puller tool or your needle nose pliers over the old fuse you'd like to check or change.

Gently pull the old fuse straight out of the socket.


Old Fuse Removed
Hold Up To Light Source
Push In New Fuse
Check the the old fuse by holding it up to a light source such as a light bulb.

If the thin metal strip inside the center of the old fuse appears to be intact, the old fuse is most likely still good. But since new fuses are so inexpensive, it should still be replaced as part of your troubleshooting process.

If thin metal bar inside the translucent plastic middle of the old fuse appears to be burnt or broken, the fuse is most likely "blown" and needs to be replaced with a new fuse.

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

Push On Fuse Box Cover
Re-Insert Access Panel
Snap Cover In To Place
Lower the engine bay fuse box cover down in to place.

Re-insert the tabs on the interior fuse box cover back in to place and then snap in the rear edge.

Check the electrical component that you were having issues with such as the gauges, radio, window wipers, headlights, tail lights, interior lights, horn, etc.

If you are still having the same electrical problem, you may have a wire shorted somewhere or the component itself might be faulty.

If the gauges in your instrument cluster panel stopped working (speedometer, RPM / tachometer, fuel / gas level and engine coolant temperature) you will need to check the 10 amp "Cluster" and also the 10A "Cluster / Room Lamp" fuses which are both located in the interior passenger compartment fuse panel on the left (driver) side of the dashboard by the door.

For more, check out my other 2007-2011 GM Chevrolet Aveo DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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