It usually is a gray or black rectangular metal box with a door on the front, located in a basement, garage or closet on a wall close to the electric meter. Lay the rubber mat on the floor in front of the fuse box and stand on it. Open the box door and turn on the flashlight to inspect the fuses. How to Check a Fuse at the Home Fuse Box | Home Guides Was this helpful? Remove and Replace an Old Fuse Box | DoItYourself Take the lid off of the fuse box, and then remove all of the fuses using your screwdriver. Unhook the wires using a pair of pliers, and leave them in place. Unscrew the fuse box from the wall and remove. Step 3 - Add the New Fuse Box. You can now start to add the new fuse box. Remove all of the front panel, and place the back against the wall. 17 Best Fuse Box Ideas images | Covered boxes, Electric The fuse box in the laundry is a bit of an eyesore, as well as wasted wall real estate. So we made this: It camoflauges the fuse. Have your home improvement center cut you a inch thick piece of MDF board big enough to cover that grey panel.