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How To Identify Your Vehicle’s Fuse Type?

Why do I need to know fuse type?

Car's Fuse Box

Chances are, you ended up reading this short article because you opted for hardwiring your dash cam (or any other car accessory). Generally, hardwiring is preferred if you'd like the accessory to be installed more or less permanently in your vehicle. However, if you're planning to use help of a professional car electrician or arrange our Auckland-based mobile dash cam installation service, you don't need to worry about finding out the fuse type as it's something that is taken care of by the sparky.

If you're willing and qualified to install the accessory yourself, the easiest way to pull this off is by plugging directly into your car's fuse box using a Add-A-Circuit Fuse Tap Adapter. This is where knowing the fuse type comes into play: since these fuse adapters come in different shapes, you need to order one that is compatible with your car's fuse.

Fuse Box Type Identification

If you have a spare fuse from your car's interior fuse box on hand, please compare it with the below chart to identify what fuse type it is.

Car Fuse Types

Alternatively, please follow this Fuse Type Identification Guide or watch the video guide below.

Video Guide

Useful Hacks

  • As a final resort and in case you do not have access to your car, you may try to google your way around. A search query like 'Toyota Corolla 2018 Fuse Type' in Google or YouTube, most likely, will return a relevant answer.
  • There are some rules of thumb can be applied, such as most newer (2005+) Japanese cars would use the Micro Low-profile fuse. The European cars usually have a combination of Mini and ATO fuses while the American and Korean brands are usually equipped with the Mini or Micro2 (2014+) ones. That said, please don't take these assumptions for granted as the actual fuse type used in your car may vary.
  • Still unsure? Please contact us using the form below and we may be able to help!