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Nissan Qashqai / Rogue Sport Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
How to change a blown electrical fuse or a faulty relay in a 2nd generation 2014 to 2021 Qashqai or Rogue Sport.

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2020 Rogue Sport 2.0L
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Right (Driver) Side
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Bolt Behind Headlight
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Nissan Qashqai and the 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport (USA) in checking or changing a blown fuse or a faulty relay in either the engine bay or the interior passenger compartment electrical panels.

Owners of other Nissan, Infiniti or related Renault vehicles such as the Rogue, X-Trail, Note, Versa, Altima, Maxima, Sentra, Juke, Kicks, Murano, Pathfinder, Armada, Frontier, Titan, Quest, NV200, Q50, Q60, QX50, QX60, QX80 and Renault Kadjar may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

This 2020 Rogue Sport is equipped with "low profile" mini blade electrical fuses.

Please be sure to check the old fuses in your vehicle before you buy new ones. Some older Nissan and Infiniti models are instead equipped with standard mini blade electrical fuses.

The tools needed for this procedure include a 10mm socket with a 1/4" drive ratchet or a Phillips head screwdriver and a flat head screwdriver or a pop rivet removal tool.

The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the right (driver) side of the MR20DD 2.0L I4 engine bay.

In order to access the engine bay fuse boxes, you'll first have to remove the cold air intake (CAI) assembly.

Locate the black metal bolt at the middle of the air intake assembly just behind the driver side headlight housing.



 

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Loosen Counterclockwise
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Black Bolt Removed
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Pry Out Center Button
Loosen the bolt by turning it in the counterclockwise direction with a 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet or a Phillips head screwdriver.

Set the bolt aside in a safe place.

There are two round black plastic pop rivet fasteners along the front edge of the air intake that attach it to the radiator cover.

Gently pry out the smaller round button in the center of each fastener with the small flat head screwdriver.

Then pry out the base of each fastener with the pop rivet removal tool or a flat head screwdriver.

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Pull Out Base of Fastener
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Remove 2nd Fastener
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Plastic Pop Rivet Removed
Set the two front pop rivets aside in a safe place.
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Release Rear Pop Rivet
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Rear Fastener Removed
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3 Pop Rivets & 1 Bolt
There is another pop rivet near the rear of the air intake assembly that attaches it to the top of the engine air filter housing.

Set the third pop rivet aside with the other fasteners.

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Pull Off Front Air Intake
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Pull Peg Out of Grommet
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Pull Off Rear Air Intake
Carefully pull the front half of the air intake out of the engine bay.

Lift up the rear half of the air intake to release the plastic peg from the rubber grommet.

Pull the rear half of the air intake out of the engine bay and set it aside in a safe place.

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Cold Air Intake Assembly
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Fuse Boxes Exposed
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Push In Release Tab
Once the air intake assembly is out of the way, you'll have easy access to the two engine electrical fuse boxes.

Push in the release tabs on the fuse box cover to release the retaining clips.

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Left Rear Release Tab
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Right Rear Release Tab
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Right Front Release Tab
There are four retaining clips holding the rear fuse box cover in place with two on the left side and two on the right side.
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Pull Off Plastic Cover
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Front Electrical Box
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Push In Release Tabs
Lift the cover straight off the rear fuse box.

The main electrical panel is actually mounted upside down in the box.

The smaller front fuse box cover is also held in place by four retaining clips. There are two release tabs on each side of the cover.

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Front Right Release Tab
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Pull Off Front Box Cover
Push in the four release tabs and lift the cover straight off the smaller front fuse box.

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

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Gently Pull Back Tab
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Release Retaining Clips
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Lift Out Fuse Block
To lift the main fuse panel out of the box, you'll have to release four retaining clips.

There are two clips on the rear edge and two clips on the front edge.

Use the flat head screwdriver to gently push the tabs out.

Lift the fuse panel out of the box and turn it over to access the fuses and relays.

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Pry Out Access Cover
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Access Cover Removed
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Fuse Location Diagram
The interior passenger compartment fuse block is located behind a plastic access cover on the right (driver) side outer edge of the dashboard.

Open the driver's door and locate the small notch at the middle of the trim cover on the outer edge of the dashboard.

Use the flat head screwdriver or a plastic trim panel removal tool to pry out the cover.

There is a fuse location diagram on the back side of the access panel.

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Interior Fuse Panel
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Plastic Fuse Puller Tool
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Place Tool Over Fuse
There should be a white plastic fuse puller tool included at the top middle of the interior fuse panel.

Remove the tool from its slot.

Place the smaller end of the tool over the fuse you'd like to check or change.

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Pull Out Old Fuse
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Old Fuse Removed
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Hold Up To Light Bulb
Pull the old fuse straight out of the socket.

To check the condition of the old fuse, hold it up to a light bulb.

If the thin plastic bar or "band" in the translucent plastic center of the old fuse appears to be burnt or broken, the old fuse is most likely "blown" and should be replaced.

Push a new "low profile" mini blade electrical fuse of the same amperage rating (e.g. 5A, 10A, 15A, 20 amps) straight into the socket.

If the metal strip in the middle of the old fuse appears to be intact, the old fuse is probably still good.

Since new fuses are so inexpensive, it should still be replaced as part of your electrical problem troubleshooting process.

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Low Profile Mini Blade
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Push In New Fuse
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Replace Fuse Puller Tool

If you would like to add a hard wired power source for an automotive accessory such as a Bluetooth adapter, radar detector, auxiliary gauge, dash camera / dashcam or a GPS unit, install an "Add-A-Circuit" Fuse Holder Tap.

If you suspect that a faulty relay is your problem, the easiest way to troubleshoot the problem is to simply replace the relay with a new one of the same amperage rating.

If you have a digital multimeter tool, you can test the old relay.

Once you are done checking or replacing the fuses, push the plastic tool back into its socket.

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Re-Insert Tabs - Front
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Push To Secure Cover
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Replace Fuse Block
Re-insert the tabs on the front edge of the access cover back into their slots.

Then close the rear edge of the cover and push on it to secure the retaining clips.

Lower the primary fuse panel back down into the box.

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Push On Plastic Cover
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Fuse Location Diagram
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Push To Secure Clips
Lower the plastic covers down into place.

Push on the covers to secure the retaining clips.

You should feel or hear the retaining clips "click" securely into place.

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Fuse Box Cover Secured
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Line Up Intake & Box
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Push Peg Into Grommet
To re-assembly the cold air intake assembly, first lower the back edge of the rear air intake into the slot on the engine air filter housing.

Push the peg into the rubber grommet.

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Push In Rear Pop Rivet
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Replace Front Air Intake
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Re-Insert Front Fasteners
Make sure the smaller round button or "pin" in the center of each plastic fastener is in the raised and unlocked position.

Replace the rear fastener that secures the back half of the air intake to the engine air filter housing.

Push the two other fasteners into place along the front edge of the air intake assembly.

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Spin In Metal Bolt
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Tighten Bolt Clockwise
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Air Intake Re-Assembled
Spin in the black metal bolt a few turns in the clockwise direction to make sure it doesn't become cross threaded.

Tighten the bolt in the clockwise direction with the 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet until it is snug.

You can also use a Phillips head screwdriver to tighten the bolt.

Double check that the cold air intake assembly is properly installed.

Test the electrical component that you were having issues with such as the horn, A/C, stereo, power windows, tail lights, headlights, interior lights, power driver's seat, etc.

If you are still having the same electrical problem, there may be a shorted out wire or the component itself needs to be replaced.

Please check out all of the 2014-2021 Nissan Qashqai / Rogue Sport DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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