Volkswagen Air Cooled 1949-1969 Repair Guide

Fuses

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Fig. Fig. 1 Fuses Applications



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Fig. Fig. 2 Fuses Applications



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Fig. Fig. 3 View of a typical fuse box used on all Volkswagen vehicles-note that the locations of the 16 amp fuses are not always the same from model-to-model or from year-to-year



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Fig. Fig. 4 The fuse block is located under the dashboard



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Fig. Fig. 5 The fuses can be removed from the block by pulling them out carefully

All major circuits are protected from overloading or short circuiting by fuses. A 12 position fusebox is located beneath the dashboard near the steering column, or located in the luggage compartment on some air conditioned models.

When a fuse blows, the cause should be investigated. Never install a fuse of a larger capacity than specified, and never use foil, a bolt or a nail in place of a fuse. Make sure to always carry a few spares in case of an emergency. There are 8 amp (white) fuses and 16 amp (red) fuses in a typical VW fusebox. To replace a fuse, pry off the clear plastic cover for the fusebox and depress a contact at either end of the subject fuse.

 
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