Pontiac Firebird 1999-2002: Fuse Box Diagram

Here is everything you need to know about the fuse box diagram for your Pontiac Firebird.

By Charlie Gaston - February 24, 2016

This article applies to the Pontiac Firebird (1999-2002).

If you run into an electrical problem with your Pontiac Firebird, the first place you'll always want to check is your fuse box. Before you can access your fuses, however, you'll want to know exactly where your fuse box diagram is located and what the information contained within it actually means. Because your fuse box diagram is stamped directly on the box, that part is easy. However, reading it may require a little practice. Here's everything you need to know about the fuse box diagram in your Pontiac Firebird, and how you can use it to fix everyday electrical problems. Let's get started!

(1999-2002) Pontiac Firebird

Fuse Box Layout

Your fuse box diagram is outlined by the type of fuse (e.g., seats, air bag, cigarette lighter) and the kind of usage associated with each individual fuse that is currently (or has ever been) housed in the box (i.e., the factory fuses). The layout shows exactly where each fuse is located or positioned in the fuse box for easy retrieval. There is no need to guess or arbitrarily remove fuses. Simply follow the layout to the letter, and you'll find the fuse you need.

Figure 1. Fuse box layout.


When dealing with an ignition problem, you'll want to replace the ignition fuse. If it's missing, you'll need to check the red and yellow wires that are connected directly to the ignition. If you don't spot them, check your wiring diagram to see where those wires can be found.

Figure 2. Check your wiring diagram for missing wires.

Wiring Schematics

When tracing wires for any reason, it's highly recommended that you refer back to your car's factory-issued wiring diagram. Each model year could have its own wiring diagram based on that generation's particular specifications, so be sure to always use the correct one. When in doubt, refer to your owner's manual or contact Pontiac directly to request a copy for your records.

Figure 3. Wiring schematics should be used for all wiring jobs.

Common Questions

What is the best way to remove a fuse?

Grab the exposed end of the fuse with a fuse puller or a pair of tweezers, and then pull it up and away from the fuse box. Even if you are removing a fuse for the first time, there should be no need to exert much force. Simply grab and pull, and it should come out.

How do I identify a blown fuse?

The most obvious sign will be that a particular component no longer works. In other words, if the cigarette lighter fuse blows, then your cigarette lighter will no longer work. Visually speaking, though, a blown fuse is marked by a slightly burnt color and/or a broken strip in the center.

Is the 1998 Trans Am equipped with traction control?

If a 1998 Trans Am is equipped with traction control, it will contain regular production option (RPO) code NW9. There will also be a traction control fuse in the fuse box.

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