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Remove the fuse panel bolts, move it away from the fender and follow the wire to see where it goes. Hard to know which one you're talking about. Top or bottom one.

Two small fender lag bolts and one phillips head screw hold it on. A voltmeter meter and 12 volt test light with sharp probe for penetrating wire insulation helps for tracing and checking voltage.

Those old 1960 technology German fuses have very little surface area to make electrical contact at the ends and often have corrosion and they totally suck... The resistance makes them hot and eventually cooks them.
One quick and easy upgrade for the fuel pump fuse is put in a blade fuse holder with thick wires and a rubber cap. Radio Shack sells them for about $6.

Strip and put the ends of the wires into the holes in the fuse panel that the wires going to the fuse go into and snug down the screws that hold them in place and put a 25 amp blade fuse in the fuse holder. If you installed one or two bosch 044 fuel pumps that draw a little more current than the stock ones then a 30 amp fuse may a good idea.
That one fuse supplies fuel pump power to both relays and both pumps. You can also use an ampmeter to check current draw across the fuse mount contacts.
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