I had thought, seemingly incorrectly, it would just pull out. That is not true. So now I'm left with a dead FJ in the driveway. I'm assuming it's held in with some bolts somehow, so how do I get to the bolts to replace the part?
Oh, it was being completely distracted and stupid and crossing a jumpstart which resulted in said fuse being nuked. So, essentially: my momentary blink of insanity. I have jump started cars my whole life, and that's the first time I have done that.
Sadly, Its a MAJOR PITA!?
The fuse bolts in & requires some disassembly of the fuse box ? ???
There are several posts on how to remove it. There was also a post on how to "piggy-back" another fuse onto the blown one by removing the clear plastic cover & wedging the new one on top.
I HAD VERY MIXED RESULTS W/ THAT...
(I looked for the thread to link, but no joy)
More of a temp/emergency fix; contact was flaky & did all sorts of weird stuff off and on.
I finally did the side drill procedure to unbolt /replace, but a royal PITA!
Thank you all for the valuable help -- after spending about an hour trying to get that thing apart without breaking it, I finally gave up and took advantage of my free tow and had it taken to my local shop lest I do more damage in the process.