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Anyone tried to replace I fuse in 2016 Model Evoque, here's
my experience..............

I was using the power socket in the boot when I blew the
fuse, I had been trying to use 1 of these adapters that made the power socket
into 2

No big deal I thought, replacing a fuse is straightforward,
it should only take 10 mins ""“ how wrong I was""¦

My first mistake was assuming the relevant fuse would be
located in the boot fuse compartment, near the power socket ""“ No how stupid of
me to make such an assumption

I referred to the manual, which identified that it was fuse
63 located in the front passenger glove compartment

Now the fuse compartment in the passenger side comprises in
fact 2 separate compartments, top and bottom, the manual does not specifically
say which I would need to access for fuse 63

Mistake number 2, after some difficulty (as I didn't want to
snap any clips or fixings) I removed the upper cover

Now I know my eyesight is not the best and I use reading
glasses but could I hell see the numbers on the fuses, even with a strong torch
it was difficult to see

I tried to take a photo to help explain

Anyway after studying the diagram on the panel fixing, it
was obvious that fuse 63 was in the lower section, so I would have to remove
the lower panel

I'm not so good as a contortionist, so after some difficulty
I manged to position myself half lying in the foot well ""“ (I pity the JLR technicians
having to do this regularly)

Next I was faced with removing 3 very stiff clips ""“ which
required hauling myself back out of the car and getting a plastic knife to help
ease them out ""“ then to re-manover myself back in with my head in the foot well

Now the manual says there is a pair of tweezers to remove
the fuse, (it's impossible to take out without something), I searched around
but couldn't find them so again had to get out and go and get by electrician's
tools which I fortunately had

Back in the foot well again, by now the discomfort was really
beginning to be show

Managed to take out the offending fuse and replace with 1 of
the spares

Then had to replace carefully the fuse component covers

Time to complete a straightforward task 75 mins!!!!

Body damage - fingers, back and knees!!


I know it would have been easy to take into my dealer, but it's
not that local and wouldn't have been able to do it until later week
 

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Bet you don't put that double adaptor back in again
 

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Mackem said:
Spiderman said:
Bet you don't put that double adaptor back in again
Yes I have learnt a valuable lesson Spider
Thanks for the info/warning, Mackem, as I have learned a valuable lesson myself:

Fuse replacement - "Professional technician only. Do not attempt at home."
 

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Mackem the red part in the middle of your photo are the tweezers. Squeeze them together and pull, they come out very easily. It's a doddle to replace a fuse if you use these. I have fitted a piggy back fuse for my dash cam. I used fuse number 50 something...its the fuse for the centre console 12v adapter.

Take a look and have a go with the tweezers, granted it is a squeeze, the main problem I had was it was dark when I changed a fuse, otherwise everyone, it is really simple.
 

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Thanks YDaT, I can see them now you have pointed them out
 

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Mackem.......come on man..........
 

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In all fairness to Mackem, they don't look much like "tweezers". Easy to spot when you know what a fuse removal tool looks like. Hopefully, those that have never seen one, have learned something
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Spiderman said:
Mackem.......come on man..........

Ha ha Spider, what a plonker I feel


Thanks rsquared I think a few of us will have learnt something from this
for me I'm getting too old for all this maintenance malarkey
 

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Rsquared you are too kind.......I was trying to make Mackem feel a right plonker......haha.....
I'd have missed it as well, but I'm far to proud to admit it!
Only pulling ya leg Mackem - why not try that adaptor again now
 

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That's what I love about this forum, the humorous banter
Im glad its nearly getting back to its normal self


Dont think I will be using the adapter again Spider, Its gone to the wheelie bin in the sky
 

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Mackem said:
Spiderman said:
Mackem.......come on man..........

Ha ha Spider, what a plonker I feel


Thanks rsquared I think a few of us will have learnt something from this
for me I'm getting too old for all this maintenance malarkey  
Mackem, I agree with the getting too old.
Also, I have the (dis)advantage of being a female that has never, ever replaced an auto fuse.
Age has its advantages, and I thought we had an LR assist button for that.....?
 

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Hi guys. Does anyone know what size the fuses are? I need to buy a piggyback holder for a dash cam feed. Are these are fuses standard or minifuses?
Advice appreciated.
Walt
 

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Hi guys. Does anyone know what size the fuses are? I need to buy a piggyback holder for a dash cam feed. Are these are fuses standard or minifuses?
Advice appreciated.
Walt

Hi Walt, I think they are mini fuses,
 

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Thanks Mackem. Off to fleabay I go then. BTW I'm waiting on a Rexing V1 2.7" wedgecam and a hardwire kit.
Walt
 

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That'll def be it then.
Thanks again
Walt
 

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I recently dropped a 1p coin in my front 12V socket. It's a perfect fit to make removal difficult. After extracting the coin the socket was dead. I had to go through the same process to change the fuse behind the glovebox. This was only after getting to the engine bay fuse box and the boot fuse box first! A bit fiddly to get the lower cover back on, but I think it took 20 minutes all-in. Glad Landrover keep a few spare fuses in each compartment.
Two lessons learnt:
1. Don't randomly drop coins in the centre console if your socket is uncovered.
2. Read the manual to find the correct fuse location before starting work.
 

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Norfolk Dave said:
I recently dropped a 1p coin in my front 12V socket. It's a perfect fit to make removal difficult. After extracting the coin the socket was dead. I had to go through the same process to change the fuse behind the glovebox. This was only after getting to the engine bay fuse box and the boot fuse box first! A bit fiddly to get the lower cover back on, but I think it took 20 minutes all-in. Glad Landrover keep a few spare fuses in each compartment.
Two lessons learnt:
1. Don't randomly drop coins in the centre console if your socket is uncovered.
2. Read the manual to find the correct fuse location before starting work.

Today I had a very similar issue.
I need to add to your learnings



1a..... Don't let kids play with the apple charging lead and drop the USB end into the 12V socket!!!
There after I had similar issues, dead socket. Good job it wasn't plugged in to the phone or worse...i.e. USB end plugged into the car and drop the phone connection end into the socket.


I did go against the grain and read the manual but it does't make the physical side and easier!!!
Also it says something like "spare fuses are supplied in the passenger compartment fuse box, see cover diagram".
Now I couldn't see any fuses marked as spare on the diagram or in the manual.
However there were fuses in the sun blind slot and rear console 12V socket (neither of which are fitted to my car) so I used one of those then thought better of it and went to halyards for a packet of them.

Edited by: kojak
 

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Fusebox

Hi all,

Question .... how the **** do you get access to the 'glovebox' fuses.

Obviously open the glovebox, but cannot feel and 'clips' to let it drop down completely.

Don't want to force it and need help!

Thanks:wink:
 
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