My closest service manual is for a 2000. The 3.0L didn't show up until 2001 but the Power Distribution Center should be the same. Fuse 1 is likely for the automatic shutdown (ASD) relay which feeds the oxygen sensor heaters, injectors, and ignition coil pack. Measure the voltage on that fuse with a test light. If it lights up for one second after turning on the ignition switch, then turns off, that is the switched side of the ASD relay.
Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 AT 2:15 AM