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      08-06-2012 04:26 PM #1
      Hey all,

      So I was very surprised to find there is no fuse map to let me know what fuses go to what device. This being my first VW, is this normal for it to not be anywhere?

      Does anyone know where to find this?

      Thanks for any help!

      Andy

    2. 08-06-2012 04:52 PM #2
      Apparently not available. Something about too many fuses and too many different configurations to do it simply.

      Dodgy excuse, if you ask me.

      Yours
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      08-06-2012 09:21 PM #3
      I cannot provide a set of drawings, but I will try to answer any fuse questions you may have.

    4. 08-06-2012 10:50 PM #4
      Do you know if there is an open spot in the panel on the drivers side? I plan to use an add a circuit to hard wire my Escort. Thanks in advance

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      08-06-2012 10:59 PM #5
      A2resource.com has some good pinouts for fuseboxes in mk1 and mk2 cars that tell you where the wires run to from the fuses
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      08-07-2012 02:21 AM #6
      Just look closely at the fuse panel. In the upper section of each fuse slot, you may see a contact. This is the power bus that is fed from either the front fuse panel or from a relay (on with key on), etc. All you have to do is use a voltmeter to determine if the circuit is always hot or hot with the key on. then you use the appropriate repair wire to add a fuse holder to the bottom location and wire it to your accessory. It is not difficult, but takes some dash disassembly and some knowledge of car wiring. There is a very good how-to add a circuit here:

      http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=62584

      I found very good details on repair wires and VW contacts here:

      http://www.passatplus.de/umbauteile/...r/stecker5.htm

      and here:

      http://www.my-gti.com/601/addition-o...abbit-fuse-box

      Here is a picture of my fuse panel after adding two 5 Amp circuits for an underhood LED and for my RVC controller in slots 36 & 37 - these are always hot. You can see in the upper part of slot 5 and 14, the contact for the power, both of these are switched on with the key in my B7.


      You can always add an entirely new circuit by running a new feed from the front fuse panel where the mains are and using both ends of an empty slot. One thing that I haven't found yet is one of the power feed 'combs' that plugs into the upper section and provides the power to several slots from a common feeder. You can see those in the gti thread where the fuse panel is flipped over. You have to remove all the fuses in order to slide the purple pin lock block that fraction in order to get the contact into the fuse block. Once you slide it back into place, the new contact is not only held in place by the 'pin locks' on the contact, but also by the physical presence of the magenta block preventing it from pushing out when you install the new fuse.
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      08-07-2012 08:51 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Wildbillfromaville View Post
      Do you know if there is an open spot in the panel on the drivers side? I plan to use an add a circuit to hard wire my Escort. Thanks in advance
      I used a fuse-buddy to share off of the bottom-most 30 amp fuse, which is for the 12v power outlets. They are only hot when the key is on.

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      08-07-2012 01:02 PM #8
      I got this a while back:

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...highlight=fuse

      But I have yet to verify that it is accurate yet.
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      08-07-2012 05:14 PM #9
      I used slot 5 with an "add a fuse" from autozone to power my GPS unit. It works great.

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      08-07-2012 05:54 PM #10
      need to verify exact locations, but both the mk6 and the passat have similar fuse panels

      http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index....010#msg1677010
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      08-09-2012 02:49 PM #11
      Thanks all for the great replies! In a prior post I had an issue with a rodent eating through the wires on my AC switch. I fixed the wires but the AC still wouldn't turn on. Thought I'd check the fuse for the AC but realized I didn't know which one. Anyway, checked all the fuses and they were all fine.

      I've since dropped the car off at the dealer so they could address other things (headliner) and I'm having them check out the AC now too.

      Andy

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      08-09-2012 08:02 PM #12
      FYI: There are multiple fuses associated with the A/C. The A/C control module uses a 20A fuse at position F25--at least on a 2012 Passat TDI SEL. That same fuse also protects the Climatronic control unit and the Automatic transmission control module. The 40A fuse at position F40 also poweres the A/C control module and fress air blower.
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      08-16-2012 02:47 AM #13
      Here's a listing of fuses for NMS Pssat. The columns are self-explanatory. The 2 yellow 5A fuses are my DIY's. note that not all are used (evidenced by the blank) on the TDI. Others are used. I guess it depends on how your vehicle is configured. But this is at least a start. Working on the underhood fusebox.

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      08-16-2012 05:07 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by vw norm View Post
      Here's a listing of fuses for NMS Pssat. The columns are self-explanatory. The 2 yellow 5A fuses are my DIY's. note that not all are used (evidenced by the blank) on the TDI. Others are used. I guess it depends on how your vehicle is configured. But this is at least a start. Working on the underhood fusebox.

      That's awesome Norm! Thanks a lot. I wonder if you have this as a higher res jpeg or even a PDF?

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      08-16-2012 09:10 PM #15
      I couldn't figure how to post the file as it is a PDF. I guess I can pm it to you.
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    16. 08-16-2012 09:33 PM #16
      I'd love a copy too, please.

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      08-17-2012 02:27 AM #17
      A PDF of the fuse list is here:
      http://pogoplug.com/s/GEJSE79r1gg/
      Use at your own risk as your car may differ from this list.

      Sorry that the first link wasn't working - this one should be good!
      Last edited by vw norm; 08-18-2012 at 01:16 AM.
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      08-17-2012 04:51 PM #18
      Link isn't working for me.

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      08-18-2012 01:17 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by goodmonkey View Post
      Link isn't working for me.
      Yes - I messed up with the link.Try this now:

      http://pogoplug.com/s/GEJSE79r1gg/
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      08-18-2012 03:23 AM #20
      Works like a champ! Thanks so much!

    21. 04-21-2013 11:11 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by vw norm View Post
      Just look closely at the fuse panel. In the upper section of each fuse slot, you may see a contact. This is the power bus that is fed from either the front fuse panel or from a relay (on with key on), etc. All you have to do is use a voltmeter to determine if the circuit is always hot or hot with the key on. then you use the appropriate repair wire to add a fuse holder to the bottom location and wire it to your accessory. It is not difficult, but takes some dash disassembly and some knowledge of car wiring. There is a very good how-to add a circuit here:

      http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=62584

      I found very good details on repair wires and VW contacts here:

      http://www.passatplus.de/umbauteile/...r/stecker5.htm

      and here:

      http://www.my-gti.com/601/addition-o...abbit-fuse-box

      Here is a picture of my fuse panel after adding two 5 Amp circuits for an underhood LED and for my RVC controller in slots 36 & 37 - these are always hot. You can see in the upper part of slot 5 and 14, the contact for the power, both of these are switched on with the key in my B7.


      You can always add an entirely new circuit by running a new feed from the front fuse panel where the mains are and using both ends of an empty slot. One thing that I haven't found yet is one of the power feed 'combs' that plugs into the upper section and provides the power to several slots from a common feeder. You can see those in the gti thread where the fuse panel is flipped over. You have to remove all the fuses in order to slide the purple pin lock block that fraction in order to get the contact into the fuse block. Once you slide it back into place, the new contact is not only held in place by the 'pin locks' on the contact, but also by the physical presence of the magenta block preventing it from pushing out when you install the new fuse.
      VW Norm, I'm unclear if all the fuses need to be removed if I want to add another contact to lets say fuse 5 in the above picture.

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      04-22-2013 01:50 AM #22
      Yes. In order to add a contact with repair wire to feed a new device in the lower portion of fuse slot 5, you need to
      1: take a picture of your fuse box as is, before you do anything
      2. remove all the fuses

      See this link for detailed information on how to disassemble and add a new circuit. Seems complicated, but once you do it, its not too bad. http://www.my-gti.com/601/addition-o...abbit-fuse-box
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    23. 04-22-2013 11:45 AM #23
      When unlocking the pink block, is there a chance that other wires might become loose?

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      04-22-2013 11:49 AM #24
      not unless you release the contact retainer that is holding each one in place. This is a little tang that prevents the contact from being pulled from its receptacle unless you use a release tool to get it out.
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