Buick Encore: Electrical System / Fuses and Circuit Breakers

Buick Encore 2020-2022 Owner's Manual / Vehicle Care / Electrical System / Fuses and Circuit Breakers

The wiring circuits in the vehicle are protected from short circuits by a combination of fuses and circuit breakers. This greatly reduces the chance of damage caused by electrical problems.

Danger

Fuses and circuit breakers are marked with their ampere rating. Do not exceed the specified amperage rating when replacing fuses and circuit breakers. Use of an oversized fuse or circuit breaker can result in a vehicle fire. You and others could be seriously injured or killed.

Buick Encore. Fuses and Circuit Breakers

Warning

Installation or use of fuses that do not meet GM’s original fuse specifications is dangerous. The fuses could fail, and result in a fire. You or others could be injured or killed, and the vehicle could be damaged.

See Accessories and Modifications and General Information.

To check a fuse, look at the silver-colored band inside the fuse. If the band is broken or melted, replace the fuse. Be sure to replace a bad fuse with a new one of the identical size and rating.

Fuses of the same amperage can be temporarily borrowed from another fuse location, if a fuse goes out. Replace the fuse as soon as possible.

    Electrical System Overload

    The vehicle has fuses and circuit breakers to protect against an electrical system overload. When the current electrical load is too heavy, the circuit breaker opens and closes, protecting the circuit until the current load returns to normal or the problem is fixed...

    Engine Compartment Fuse Block

    To remove the fuse block cover, squeeze the clip and lift it up. Caution Spilling liquid on any electrical component on the vehicle may damage it. Always keep the covers on any electrical component...

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    Buick Encore 2020-2022 Owner's Manual: Gas Strut(s)


    This vehicle is equipped with gas strut(s) to provide assistance in lifting and holding open the hood/trunk/liftgate system in full open position. Warning If the gas struts that hold open the hood, trunk, and/or liftgate fail, you or others could be seriously injured...

    Buick Encore 2020-2022 Owner's Manual: If the On Indicator Is Lit for a Child Restraint


    If a child restraint has been installed and the ON indicator is lit: Turn the vehicle off. Remove the child restraint from the vehicle. Remove any additional items from the seat such as blankets, cushions, seat covers, seat heaters, or seat massagers...

    Categories

    Safety Locks

    The rear door safety locks prevent passengers from opening the rear doors from inside the vehicle.

    Manual Safety Locks

    Buick Encore. Safety Locks

    If equipped, the safety lock is located on the inside edge of the rear doors. To use the safety lock:

    Insert the key into the safety lock slot and turn it so the slot is in the horizontal position. Close the door. Do the same for the other rear door.

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