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VW MKIII-A3/B4 TDIs This is a discussion about MKIII-A3/MkIII Jetta/Golf (<99.5) and B4 Passats (96,97) TDI's. Non TDI related postings will be moved or removed.

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Old November 9th, 2009, 22:37   #1
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Default 96 B4 coolant glow plug relay strip fuse

1996 passat wagon 5 spd. 204K

I have a blown strip fuse on the coolant glow plug relay (i think). For sure the fuse is blown but after reading a bunch of posts, I'm not positive that the unit is the for the coolant GPs. Unit is located in the engine compartment, on the driver side firewall, just to the left (passenger side) of the N75 valve. Anyone know the power rating on the fuse?

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Old November 10th, 2009, 06:21   #2
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50 amperes. Unfortunately the loose or corroded eyelet connections rating is much less, causes resistance (and heat) and often melts the insulating plastic to which the fastening screw is attached.
That fuse is for the three coolant heaters.
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If you don't mind an odd appearance, you can connect a fusible link wire between the two wires that connect to the strip fuse terminals.
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