Dodge Avenger - 2012 Fuse Box Diagram

Dodge Avenger - 2012 Fuse Box Diagram

Air Bag Warning Light
You will want to have the air bags ready to
inflate for your protection in a collision. The
Air Bag Warning Light monitors the internal
circuits and interconnecting wiring associated
with air bag system electrical components. While the air
bag system is designed to be maintenance free, if any of
the following occurs, have an authorized dealer service
the air bag system immediately.
The Air Bag Warning Light does not come on during
the four to eight seconds when the ignition switch is
first turned to the ON/RUN position.
The Air Bag Warning Light remains on after the four to
eight-second interval.
The Air Bag Warning Light comes on intermittently or
remains on while driving.
NOTE:
If the speedometer, tachometer, or any engine
related gauges are not working, the Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC) may also be disabled. The air bags may
not be ready to inflate for your protection. Promptly check
the fuse block for blown fuses. Refer to the label located on
the inside of the fuse block cover for the proper air bag
fuses. See your authorized dealer if the fuse is good.
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder
(EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in
certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an air
bag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will
assist in understanding how a vehicle’s systems per-
formed. The EDR is designed to record data related to
vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of
time, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle
is designed to record such data as:
How various systems in your vehicle were operating;
Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts
were buckled/fastened;
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Ignition Off Operation
For vehicles not equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), the power sunroof switch
will remain active for 45 seconds after the ignition switch
is turned OFF. Opening either front door will cancel this
feature.
For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, the power sunroof
switch will remain active for up to 10 minutes after the
ignition switch is turned OFF. Opening either front door
will cancel this feature. The time is programmable. Refer
to
“Electronic
Vehicle
Information
Center
(EVIC)/
Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in
“Understanding
Your
Instrument
Panel”
for
further
information.
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
There are two 12 Volt (13 Amp) electrical power outlets
on this vehicle. Both of the power outlets are protected by
a fuse.
The instrument panel power outlet, located below the
climate control knobs, has power available only when the
ignition is ON. This power outlet will also operate a
conventional cigar lighter unit.
NOTE:
To preserve the heating element, do not hold the
lighter in the heating position.
Instrument Panel Power Outlet
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
A second power outlet is located inside the center con-
sole.
The center console power outlet is powered directly from
the battery (power available at all times). Items plugged
into this power outlet may discharge the battery and/or
prevent the engine from starting.
NOTE:
To ensure proper operation a MOPAR
²
knob
and element must be used.
CAUTION!
Do not exceed the maximum power of 160 Watts
(13 Amps) at 12 Volts. If the 160 Watt (13 Amp)
power rating is exceeded the fuse protecting the
system will need to be replaced.
(Continued)
Center Console
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CAUTION! (Continued)
Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs
only. Do not insert any other object in the power
outlets as this will damage the outlet and blow the
fuse. Improper use of the power outlet can cause
damage not covered by your New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
Power Outlet Fuse Locations
1 — #16 Fuse 15 A Blue Cigar Lighter Instrument Panel
2 — #11 Fuse 15 A Blue Power Outlet Inside Arm Rest
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
With Tip Start
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the
“Normal Starting” or “Extreme Cold Weather” proce-
dures, it may be flooded. To clear any excess fuel, push
the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and hold it.
Then, turn the ignition switch to the START position and
release it as soon as the starter engages. The starter motor
will disengage automatically in 10 seconds. Once this
occurs, release the accelerator pedal, turn the ignition
switch to the LOCK position, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then
repeat the “Normal Starting” procedure.
CAUTION!
To prevent damage to the starter, wait 10 to 15 sec-
onds before trying again.
After Starting
The idle speed will automatically decrease as the engine
warms up.
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
The engine block heater warms the engine, and permits
quicker starts in cold weather. Connect the cord to a
standard
110-115
Volt
AC
electrical
outlet
with
a
grounded, three-wire extension cord.
The engine block heater cord is bundled under the hood
between the headlight assembly and the Totally Inte-
grated Power Module (Fuse Box) on the driver’s side of
the vehicle.
The engine block heater must be plugged in at least one
hour to have an adequate warning effect on the engine.
WARNING!
Remember to disconnect the engine block heater
cord before driving. Damage to the 110-115 Volt
electrical cord could cause electrocution.
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 2.4L
1 — Engine Coolant Reservoir
7 — Air Cleaner Filter
2 — Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
8 — Engine Oil Fill
3 — Automatic Transmission Dipstick
9 — Coolant Pressure Cap
4 — Brake Fluid Reservoir
10 — Engine Oil Dipstick
5 — Integrated Power Module (Fuses)
11 — Washer Fluid Reservoir
6 — Power Distribution Center (Fuses)
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.6L
1 — Engine Coolant Reservoir
5 — Air Cleaner Filter
2 — Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
6 — Engine Oil Dipstick
3 — Brake Fluid Reservoir
7 — Engine Oil Fill
4 — Integrated Power Module (Fuses)
8 — Washer Fluid Reservoir
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FUSES
Integrated Power Module
The Integrated Power Module is located in the engine
compartment near the air cleaner assembly. This center
contains cartridge fuses and mini fuses. A label that
identifies each component may be printed on the inside
of the cover. Refer to the graphic below for FUSES/TIPM
location.
Cavity
Cartridge
Fuse
Mini Fuse
Description
1
40 Amp
Green
Power Top Module
– If Equipped
2
20 Amp
Yellow
Brake Vacuum
Pump
Integrated Power Module
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Cavity
Cartridge
Fuse
Mini Fuse
Description
3
10 Amp
Red
Center High
Mounted Stop
Light (CHMSL)/
Brake Switch
4
10 Amp
Red
Ignition Switch
5
20 Amp
Yellow
Trailer Tow – If
Equipped
6
10 Amp
Red
Power Mirror
Switch/Climate
Controls
7
30 Amp
Green
Ignition Off Draw
(IOD) Sense 1
8
30 Amp
Green
Ignition Off Draw
(IOD) Sense 2
Cavity
Cartridge
Fuse
Mini Fuse
Description
9
40 Amp
Green
Battery Feed –
Power Seats – If
Equipped
10
20 Amp
Yellow
Instrument Panel/
Power Locks/
Interior Lights
11
15 Amp
Lt Blue
Selectable Power
Outlet (Inside Cen-
ter Arm Rest)
12
13
20 Amp
Yellow
Ignition/Cigar
Lighter
14
10 Amp
Red
Instrument Panel
15
40 Amp
Green
Radiator Fan Relay
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Cavity
Cartridge
Fuse
Mini Fuse
Description
16
15 Amp
Lt. Blue
Sunroof – If
Equipped
17
10 Amp
Red
Wireless Control
Module (WCM)/
Clock/Steering
Control Module
(SCM)
18
40 Amp
Green
Auto Shutdown
(ASD) Relay
19
20 Amp
Yellow
Audio Amplifier –
If Equipped
20
15 Amp
Lt. Blue
Radio
21
10 Amp
Red
Siren – If Equipped
Cavity
Cartridge
Fuse
Mini Fuse
Description
22
10 Amp
Red
Ignition Run – Cli-
mate Controls/Hot
Cupholder – If
Equipped
23
15 Amp
Lt. Blue
Auto Shutdown
(ASD) Relay 3
24
25 Amp
Natural
Sunroof – If
Equipped
25
10 Amp
Red
Ignition Run —
Heated Mirrors - If
Equipped
26
15 Amp
Lt. Blue
Auto Shutdown
(ASD) Relay 2
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Cavity
Cartridge
Fuse
Mini Fuse
Description
27
10 Amp
Red
Ignition Run – Oc-
cupant Classifica-
tion Module
(OCM)/Occupant
Restraint Control-
ler (ORC)
28
10 Amp
Red
Ignition Run —
Occupant Classifi-
cation Module
(OCM)/Occupant
Restraint Control-
ler (ORC)
29
Hot Car (No Fuse
Required)
30
20 Amp
Yellow
Ignition Run –
Heated Seats – If
Equipped
Cavity
Cartridge
Fuse
Mini Fuse
Description
31
Spare
32
30 Amp
Pink
Auto Shutdown
(ASD) Relay 1
33
10 Amp
Red
Switch Bank/
Diagnostic Link
Connector/
Powertrain Control
Module (PCM)
34
30 Amp
Pink
Anti-Lock Brakes
(ABS) Module – If
Equipped/
Electronic Stability
Control (ESC)
Module – If
Equipped
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Cavity
Cartridge
Fuse
Mini Fuse
Description
35
40 Amp
Green
Anti-Lock Brakes
(ABS) Module – If
Equipped/
Electronic Stability
Control (ESC)
Module – If
Equipped
36
30 Amp
Pink
Passenger Door
Module (PDM)/
Driver Door Mod-
ule (DDM)
37
25 Amp
Natural
Power Top Module
– If Equipped
CAUTION!
When
installing
the
Integrated
Power
Module
cover, it is important to ensure the cover is prop-
erly positioned and fully latched. Failure to do so
may allow water to get into the Integrated Power
Module, and possibly result in an electrical system
failure.
When replacing a blown fuse, it is important to
use only a fuse having the correct amperage rating.
The use of a fuse with a rating other than indicated
may result in a dangerous electrical system over-
load. If a properly rated fuse continues to blow, it
indicates a problem in the circuit that must be
corrected.
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INSTALLATION OF RADIO TRANSMITTING
EQUIPMENT
Special design considerations are incorporated into this
vehicle’s electronic system to provide immunity to radio
frequency signals. Mobile two-way radios and telephone
equipment must be installed properly by trained personnel.
The following must be observed during installation.
The positive power connection should be made directly to
the battery and fused as close to the battery as possible.
The negative power connection should be made to body
sheet metal adjacent to the negative battery connection.
This connection should not be fused.
Antennas for two-way radios should be mounted on the roof
or the rear area of the vehicle. Care should be used in
mounting antennas with magnet bases. Magnets may affect
the accuracy or operation of the compass on vehicles so
equipped.
The antenna cable should be as short as practical and
routed away from the vehicle wiring when possible. Use
only fully shielded coaxial cable.
Carefully match the antenna and cable to the radio to
ensure a low Standing Wave Ratio (SWR).
Mobile radio equipment with output power greater than
normal may require special precautions.
All installations should be checked for possible interfer-
ence between the communications equipment and the
vehicle’s electronic systems.
NOTE:
• Do not exceed the maximum power of 160 Watts (13 Amps) at 12 Volts. If the 160
Watt (13 Amp) power rating is exceeded, the fuse protecting the system will need to
be replaced.
• Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs only. Do not insert any other object in
the power outlet as this will damage the outlet and blow the fuse. Improper use of
the power outlet can cause damage not covered by your new vehicle warranty.
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FUSES
Integrated Power Module (fuses)
• The Integrated Power Module (fuses) is located in the engine compartment near
the air cleaner assembly. This center contains cartridge fuses and mini fuses.
Cavity
Cartridge Fuse
Mini Fuse
Description
1
40 Amp Green
Power Top Module (If Equipped)
2
20 Amp Yellow
Brake Vacuum Pump
3
10 Amp Red
Battery Feed — Center High
Mounted Stop Light (CHMSL)/
Brake Switch
4
10 Amp Red
Battery Feed — Ignition Switch
5
20 Amp Yellow
Trailer Tow — If Equipped
6
10 Amp Red
Power Mirror Switch/Climate
Controls
7
30 Amp Green
Ignition Off Draw (IOD) Sense 1
8
30 Amp Green
Ignition Off Draw (IOD) Sense 2
9
40 Amp Green
Battery Feed — Power Seats - if
equipped
10
20 Amp Yellow
Instrument Panel/Power
Locks/Interior Lights
11
15 Amp Lt. Blue
Selectable Power Outlet (Inside
Center Armrest)
13
20 Amp Yellow
Ignition/Cigar Lighter
14
10 Amp Red
Instrument Panel
15
40 Amp Green
Battery Feed — Radiator Fan Relay
16
15 Amp Lt. Blue
Sunroof – If Equipped
17
10 Amp Red
Ignition Off Draw (IOD) — Wireless
Control Module (WCM)/Clock/
Steering Control Module (SCM)
18
40 Amp Green
Battery Feed — Auto Shutdown
(ASD) Relay
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Cavity
Cartridge Fuse
Mini Fuse
Description
19
20 Amp Yellow
Ignition Off Draw (IOD) — Power
Amp Feed 2 - if equipped
20
15 Amp Lt. Blue
Ignition Off Draw (IOD) — Radio
21
10 Amp Red
Siren — If Equipped
22
10 Amp Red
Ignition Run — Climate
Controls/Hot Cupholder - if
equipped
23
15 Amp Lt. Blue
Auto Shutdown (ASD) Relay Feed 3
24
25 Amp Natural
Battery Feed — PWR Sunroof Feed
25
10 Amp Red
Ignition Run — Heated Mirrors - If
Equipped
26
15 Amp Lt. Blue
Auto Shutdown (ASD) Relay Feed 2
27
10 Amp Red
Ignition Run — Occupant
Classification Module
(OCM)/Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC)
28
10 Amp Red
Ignition Run — Occupant
Classification Module
(OCM)/Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC)
29
Hot Car (No Fuse Required)
30
20 Amp Yellow
Ignition Run — Heated Seats - If
Equipped
31
Spare
32
30 Amp Pink
Auto Shutdown (ASD) Relay Feed 1
33
10 Amp Red
Battery Feed — Switch
Bank/Diagnostic Link
Connector/Powertrain Control
Module (PCM)
34
30 Amp Pink
Battery Feed — Anti-Lock Brakes
(ABS) Module - if equipped/
Electronic Control Program (ESC)
Module - If Equipped
35
40 Amp Green
Battery Feed — Anti-Lock Brakes
(ABS) Module - If Equipped/
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Module - If Equipped
36
30 Amp Pink
Battery Feed — Passenger Door
Module (PDM)/Driver Door Module
(DDM)
37
25 Amp Natural
Power Top Module (If Equipped)
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
GETTING STARTED
• How do I install my LATCH Equipped Child Seat? pg. 11
• How do I fold down my rear seat? pg. 15
ELECTRONICS
• Which radio is in my vehicle? pg. 26, 28, 30, 39
• How do I activate the Audio Jack? pg. 27, 30, 33, 42
• How do I set the clock on my radio? pg. 26, 28, 31, 39
• How do I use the Navigation feature? pg. 36, 45
• How do I pair my cell phone via Bluetooth
®
with the UConnect™ Hands-Free Voice
Activation System? pg. 53
• How do I use my iPod
®
? pg. 52
How do I use my USB port to listen to audio through my touch-screen radio? pg. 52
• How do I configure my Universal Garage Door Opener (HomeLink)? pg. 60
UTILITY
• How do I know how much I can tow with my Dodge Avenger? pg. 64
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
• What do I do if my TPMS warning light is blinking? pg. 66
• How do I change a flat tire? pg. 71
• How do I Jump-Start my vehicle? pg. 76
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
• Where is my Fuse Block located? pg. 91
• What type of oil do I use? pg. 86
• How often should I change my engine’s oil? pg. 88
• What should my tire pressure be set at? pg. 93
FAQ (How To?)
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