Sooner or later your MX5 will blow a fuse and unless you have
read this page, you may experience some difficulty in finding
the offending one.
The reason for this is that the MX5 has two fuse boxes.
The first one is handily situated in the engine bay just in
front of the driver and in most cases has the fuses nicely
labelled in English. I've included a diagram for these fuses in
case some are labelled in Japanese or in case the fuse box cover
Engine Bay Fuse Box
The second fuse box is in an extremely awkward place and, on
Japanese imported models, is labeled in Japanese (didn't they
know the cars would be exported to NZ later?). You have to be a
bit of a contortionist to get to this fuse box as it is under
the dash board, above the accelerator pedal against the right
The cover should contain a spare fuse and a fuse remover (little
black clothes peg looking thing). The fuses in this box are of
the more conventional blade type and cost less than 50p each
from a number of outlets. Obviously, replace the fuse with the
correct type and current rating. If your fuse is the correct
type and keeps blowing, there is a problem somewhere. Don't just
put in a bigger fuse!
Footwell Fuse Box
Thanks to the
of New Zealand for the above info