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    Thread: 2000 Beetle 2.0 fuel pump fuse blows

    1. 08-03-2012 09:46 AM #1
      2000 Beetle 2.0 Automatic
      fuel pump fuse blows after driving it about 10 miles Fuse #29 it is a 15 amp fuse ALSO airbag LIGHT and also ABS light on
      also does anyone have a picture of the relays under ther dash
      Last edited by droggo; 08-03-2012 at 01:23 PM. Reason: more info

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      2000 VW Beetle GLS 2.0L, 1996 Nissan Maxima GLX
      08-03-2012 10:34 AM #2
      I hope this is not the problem...
      "In cold weather, water in the fuel may freeze in the pump causing the circuit to overload and the fuse to fail."


      Researching at the moment...

      Edit:
      Info:
      "The electrical current that operates the fuel pump is controlled by a relay and protected by a 15-amp fuse. This helps to handle the high current load of the pump and also ensures that the pump will not continue to run in the event of an accident or if the engine stalls. If, for any reason, electric power to run the pump is interrupted, the engine will not run."
      Last edited by heart_crafter; 08-03-2012 at 10:59 AM.
      novice in car repair; learning everyday by experiencing and researching.

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