Volvo models have for a long time maintained a top tier status in the automotive market around the world. But despite its popularity, the model is notorious for specific issues.
Some of the Volvo models have primary repair issues specific to them, such as blown fuses. Particular fuse boxes are under the dashboard, where they tend to accumulate water from outside. Over time, the components inside the fuse boxes corrode and malfunction.
Blown Fuses and What to do About It
A vehicle has various fuses that protect the electrical components and functions. They safeguard the vehicle’s electrical system against damage from overloading and short circuiting.
How do you tell you have a blown fuse in your vehicle?
When a temporary overload occurs, an electrical function or component blows a fuse and does not respond. In particular cases, the same fuse may blow repeatedly. This indicates there is a problem with the component. Contact your mechanic to have the issue diagnosed and corrected.
Replacing the Fuses in Your Volvo
Use the fuse diagram to locate the fuse before you do anything. When you locate it, pull it out for examination. The metal wire inside the fuse should be intact, and if not, you have a blown fuse on your hands and it needs replacement.
Only replace with a fuse with the same amperage and color as the original.
You may be tempted to use the fuse with higher amperage, maybe because it is the only one currently available, but don’t do that. Don’t use a foreign object either. Replacing the fuse with anything other than the recommended fuse will significantly damage the system, and in the worst case scenario, it can ignite fire as well.
If the fuses are not listed in the owner’s manual, don’t assume. Contact an authorized Volvo workshop or a certified mechanic for help.