Cadillac Escalade: Fuses and Circuit Breakers - Electrical System - Vehicle Care - Cadillac Escalade Owner's ManualCadillac Escalade: Fuses and Circuit Breakers

If the vehicle is a hybrid, see the hybrid supplement for more information.

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

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

If you ever have a problem on the road and don't have a spare fuse, you can borrow one that has the same amperage. Just pick some feature of your vehicle that you can get along without– like the radio or accessory power outlet– and use its fuse, if it is the correct amperage. Replace it as soon as you can.

    Windshield Wipers
    If the wiper motor overheats due to heavy snow or ice, the windshield wipers will stop until the motor cools and will then restart. Although the circuit is protected from electrical overload, overlo ...

    Engine Compartment Fuse Block
    The Engine Compartment Fuse Block is located in the engine compartment, on the driver side of the vehicle. Lift the cover for access to the fuse/relay block. If the vehicle is a hybrid, see the hy ...

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    Avoiding flat spots
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    Antifreeze
    In the winter when it is anticipated that the outside temperature will drop below 328F (08C), check antifreeze to assure proper winter protection. For additional information, see “Engine coo ...