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Volkswagen Passat B3 (1988 - 1993) Fuse Box Diagram

avatar Jonathan Yarden Mar 25, 2021 · 5 min. read

In this article you will find a description of fuses and relays Volkswagen, with photos of block diagrams and their locations. Highlighted the cigarette lighter fuse (as the most popular thing people look for).
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Year of productions: 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993

Fuse box


Volkswagen Passat B3 - separate relays above fuse/relay panel

Fuse arrangement according to the numbers on fuse panel from left to right)

Fuse Ampere rating  [A] Circuits protected
1 10 Headlight, low beam, left
2 10 Headlight, low beam, right
3 10 Instrument panel lights, license plate lights
4 15 Rear window wiper (wagon)
5 15 Windshield wiper/washer
6 20 Fresh air fan
7 10 Side marker and taillights, right
8 10 Side marker and taillights, left
9 20 Rear window defogger
10 Open
11 10 Headlight, high beam, left
12 10 Headlight, high beam, right
13 10 Horn
14 15 Back-up lights, heated windshield washer nozzles
15 10 Deceleration fuel cut-off, fuel pump after run
16 15 Instrument cluster lights, glove compartment light
17 10 Emergency flashers
18 20 Fuel pump, oxygen sensor heater
19 30 Radiator cooling fan, A/C relay
20 10 Brake lights
21 15 Interior lights, cigarette lighter, digital clock
22 10 Radio

Relay location on fuse/relay panel

R1 A/C relay
R2 Rear window wiper (wagon)
R3 Open
R4 Load reduction relay
R5 Low coolant level control unit
R6 Emergency flasher relay
R7 Open
R8 Intermittent wash wipe relay
R9 Seat belt warning system control unit
R10 Open
R11 Horn relay
R12 Fuel pump relay
Separate relays above fuse/relay panel
R13 Back-up light fuse (auto. trans.)
R14 Radiator cooling fan after run control unit
R15 ABS hydraulic pump relay
R16 ABS relay
R17 Open
R18 Open
R19 A/C relay
R20 Starter cut-outback-up light relay
R21 ABS hydraulic pump fuse/power window fuse
R22 ABS valves fuse
R23 Cruise control fuse/automatic shoulder belt system fuse
R24 Open

Connections and plugs on fuse/relay panel

Volkswagen Passat B3 - fuse box (connections and plugs)

Symbol Description
A1 Headlight wiring harness (yellow)
A2 Headlight wiring harness (yellow)
B Open
C Headlight wiring harness (yellow)
D Optional equipment wiring harness (green)
E Instrument wiring harness (green)
F Engine compartment wiring harness, right (white)
G1 Engine compartment wiring harness, right (white)
G2 Engine compartment wiring harness, right (white)
H1 Steering column switch wiring harness (red)
H2 Steering column switch wiring harness (red)
J Steering column switch wiring harness (red)
K Rear wiring harness (black)
L Rear wiring harness (black)
M Rear wiring harness (black)
N A/C wiring harness (green)
P Rear window defroster wiring harness (blue)
Q Instrument wiring harness (blue)
R Light switch wiring harness (blue)
S Engine compartment wiring harness, right (white)
T Two-point connector (green)
U1 Instrument cluster wiring harness (blue)
U2 Instrument cluster wiring harness (blue)
V Multi-function indicator wiring hamess (green)
W Six-point connector (green)
X Warning lamp wiring harness (green)
Y Single connector, terminal 30
Z1 Single connector
Z2 Single connector, terminal 31
30 Single connector, terminal 30
30B Single connector
31 Single connector, terminal 31

WARNING: Terminal and harness assignments for individual connectors will vary depending on vehicle equipment level, model, and market.

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