i tried to put a fuse in and it wont stay in what do i do

Asked by Jun 09, 2017 at 11:21 PM about the 1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I was having issues with my car all of a sudden,and found out it was missing a
fuse,so i go to put the fuse in and it wont stay up in the spot it just fall right
out.what do i do to fix that

5 Answers


Do you know what fuse it is?There are a few in the fuse panel that are blank slot,s for future add on,s that have know clips to hold fuse in.

Best Answer Mark helpful

If the fuse won't stay where it is supposed to go, you need a new fuse box.


A new fuse box is the ideal way to fix it, however you can drop down the box locate the circuit that has the problem from the back side then cut and splice in a fuse holder on that circuit with the correct amperage fuse, make sure you solder and shrink wrap all the connections, if you can't shrink wrap then use liquid electrical tape, may take more than one coat to provide proper protection.

how do you pull the gold thing out of the fuse box


You don't, you cut the wires off from the back side, those will then be soldered and shrink wrapped onto one end of the fuse holder, then the other end of the fuse holder will be spliced into the power wire on the other side of the broken fuse box connector, effectually removing that circuit from the fuse box altogether.

Your Answer


Looking for a Used Firebird in your area?

CarGurus has 658 nationwide Firebird listings starting at $4,999.


Pontiac Firebird Experts

  • #1
    Samuel Moore
  • #2
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
267 Great Deals out of 30,511 listings starting at $4,200
Used Chevrolet Corvette
103 Great Deals out of 15,839 listings starting at $4,500
Used Ford Mustang
317 Great Deals out of 38,894 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford F-150
2,603 Great Deals out of 222,391 listings starting at $1,222
Used Jeep Wrangler
328 Great Deals out of 20,144 listings starting at $2,900
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
1,920 listings starting at $3,000
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
964 listings starting at $3,300

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.