Seat Leon >> Changing a fuse

If a fuse has blown it must be replaced

Fig. 160 Left side of dash

Fig. 160 Left side of dash panel: Fuse box cover

Fig. 161 Fuse box cover

Fig. 161 Fuse box cover in engine compartment

Fuse cover underneath the steering wheel
– Switch off the ignition and the component concerned.
– Identify the fuse for the failed component.
– Take the plastic clip from inside the fuse cover, fit it onto the blown fuse and pull the fuse out.
– Replace the blown fuse (which will have a melted metal strip) with a new fuse of the same ampere rating.

Fuse cover in engine compartment
– Switch off the ignition and the component concerned.
– Prise off the fuse cover in the engine compartment by pressing the tabs towards the centre of the cover  fig. 161.
– Identify the fuse for the failed component.
– Take the plastic clip from inside the fuse cover (at left-hand end of the dash panel), fit it onto the blown fuse and pull the fuse out.
– Replace the blown fuse (which will have a melted metal strip) with a new fuse of the same ampere rating.
– Carefully fit the fuse cover back on to ensure no water can enter the fuse box.

The individual electrical circuits are protected by fuses. The fuses are located behind a cover at the left-hand end of the dash panel and on the left-hand side of the engine compartment.

The electric windows are protected by circuit breakers. These reset automatically after a few seconds when the overload (caused for example by frozen windows) has been corrected.

Colour coding of fuses

WARNING

WARNING

Never “repair” damaged fuses and never replace them with fuses with a higher rating. Failure to comply could result in fire. This could also cause damage to other parts of the electrical system.

Note
• If a newly replaced fuse blows again after a short time, the electrical system must be checked by a qualified workshop as soon as possible.
• If you replace a fuse with a stronger fuse, you could cause damage to another location in the electrical system.
• Always keep some spare fuses in the vehicle. These are available from SEAT dealers.

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    Fuses on left side of dash panel
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