Add-On Electrical Equipment
Notice: Don’t add anything electrical to your vehicle
unless you check with your dealer ﬁrst. Some
electrical equipment can damage your vehicle and
the damage wouldn’t be covered by your warranty.
Some add-on electrical equipment can keep other
components from working as they should.
Your vehicle has an airbag system. Before attempting to
add anything electrical to your vehicle, see Servicing
Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle on page 1-62.
Windshield Wiper Fuses
The windshield wiper motor is protected by a circuit
breaker and a fuse. If the motor overheats due to heavy
snow or ice, the wiper will stop until the motor cools.
If the overload is caused by some electrical problem,
have it ﬁxed.
Power Windows and Other
Circuit breakers in the fuse panel protect the power
seats. When the current load is too heavy, the circuit
breaker opens and closes, protecting the circuit until the
problem is ﬁxed.
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
The wiring circuits in your vehicle are protected from
short circuits by fuses. This greatly reduces the
chance of circuit overload and ﬁre caused by
There are two fuse blocks — the underhood fuse block,
and the instrument panel fuse block.
To identify and check fuses and relays, refer to the
Fuse Usage Chart on the inside surface of the
fuse panel door.