by Jeremiah Blanchard
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A Toyota Corolla has numerous electronic components that require fuses to function properly. Occasionally, a fuse blows or a short circuit may occur. When this happens, you will need to change the fuse. To change the fuse, you need to locate the fuse box. A Toyota Corolla has two main fuse compartments, and it’s great to know the location of both if you ever need to change a fuse.
Look under the steering wheel, to the left of the hood release lever. The inside panel of the fuse box is square with a plastic edge that is used as a handle. Pull the plastic edge to open the fuse box.
Release the hood lock by pulling the hood release latch under the steering wheel.
Raise the hood and then locate the battery.
Follow the battery cable into the passenger compartment of the vehicle. The lead wire will run to the fuse box. Depending on the year of your Corolla, the fuse box will have a black plastic or metal cover. Fuse boxes on newer Corolla models are labeled and will have a fuse reference diagram. Remove the cover to access the fuses.
- Consult your vehicle owner’s manual for a fuse diagram and the location of your fuse box.
- Always disconnect your battery power before changing fuses.
- Use only suitable fuses. Never try to force a fuse.