Volkswagen Golf  6 – fuse and relay

The 6th generation Volkswagen Golf compact car was produced with hatchback, station wagon and convertible bodies in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. In our material, a designation of the Volkswagen Golf 6 fuse boxes and relays will be presented with diagrams and photo examples. Separately, we highlight the fuse responsible for the cigarette lighter.

Golf 6

If the generation of the model is not suitable, then read the description for 5 and 7, respectively.

Engine compartment

Located on the left side of the underbelly space and covered with a protective cover. Consists of two parts: 1 – relay and fuse box and 2 – high power fuse box.

block under the hood

Fuse and relay box


Block diagram under the hood f golf 6


R1ECU Relay / Fan Relay
R2Air blower pump relay / Automatic gearbox control relay
1(30A) Wiper motor
2(30A) Gearbox mechatronic unit
3(20A) Onboard supply control unit
4(20A) ABS control module
5(15A) Transmission control module (ECM)
6(5A) Instrument panel, Steering column control module
7(40A) Power supply relay cl. fifteen
8(15A) Audio system, Head unit (25A) Voltage stabilizer
9(5A) Telephone control unit
10(5A / 10A) Electronic engine control unit, Motronic power relay
11(20A) Auxiliary heater control unit, Auxiliary heater relay
12(5A) CAN data bus, gateway control unit
13(15A / 30A) Electronic engine control unit
14(20A) Fuel booster pump, Ignition
15(5A / 10A) Glow plug relay, Fuel pump relay, Lambda probe
16(30A) Lamps and headlights – right side
17(15A) Horn
18(30A) Audio system, Amplifier
19(30A) Windshield wiper / washer
20(10A) Coolant circulation pump (20A) Fuel pressure regulating valve
21(10A / 15A) Lambda probe heater, Central locking motor in front passenger door (20A) Brake vacuum pump
22(5A) Clutch pedal position switch
23(5A / 10A / 15A) Engine management system
24(10A) Engine management system (pump relay, injectors, etc.)
25(40A) ABS control unit
26(30A) Lights and headlights – left side, onboard supply control unit
27(40 / 50A) Glow plug control unit, Secondary air pump motor
28(30A) Terminal 15 power supply relay 2
29(50A) Thermal fuse 1 for driver’s seat adjustment
30(50A) Relay for unloading contact X

Fuse box

Type 1


Fuse-link diagram 1


  1. 150A / 200A – Generator
  2. 80A – Power steering control unit
  3. 50A – Radiator fan and its control unit
  4. 80A – Heating relay or Additional equipment
  5. 80A – Terminal 30, passenger compartment fuse box
  6. 40A – Low power heating relay
  7. 30/40 / 50А – Reserve

Type 2


Fuse links 2


  1. 150A / 200A – Generator
  2. 80A – Steering booster unit
  3. 50A – Radiator fan and its control unit
  4. 80A – Reserve
  5. 80A – Terminal 30, passenger compartment fuse box
  6. Reserve
  7. Reserve

Passenger compartment

Fuse box

Located at the end of the dashboard on the driver’s side, behind the protective cover.

access to the unit in the salon


photo of the fuse box golf 6


F1(10A) DLC connector, Engine control unit, Relay for auxiliary heater operation, Dimmer for switches and instrument cluster, Headlight range control, Adaptive cruise control unit, Brake light switch
F2(5A) ABS, ESP, Instrument cluster control unit, Engine control unit, Starter relay, Power steering control unit, Trailer detection control unit
F3(5A) Airbag control module
F4(5A) Oil level and temperature sensor, High pressure sensor, Engine oil level and temperature sensor, ASR and ESP deactivation button, Tire pressure indicator button, Airbag control unit
F5(10A) Left headlight control module
F6(10A) Right headlight control module
F12(10A) Door control module (driver), door control module (passenger), central locking
F13(10A) Diagnostic socket, light switch, rain and light sensor, fog lamp switch
F14(10A) Brake light switch (brake pedal position sensor), automatic gearbox control unit, Climatronic control unit
F15(20A) Button for unlocking, tailgate / tailgate handle, Onboard supply control unit, Central locking system
F16(10A) Rear view camera
F17(5 / 10A) Audio system, tilt sensor, alarm siren, signal relay
F19(5A) Crash data logger, Engine speed limiter control unit
F20(20A) Entry and start authorization control module, voltage stabilizer
F21(10A) Electronic steering column lock control module
F22(40A) Supply fan
F23(30A) Power windows, door control module
F24(20A) Onboard supply control unit
F25(25A) Multifunction control module (rear window heater, air conditioner control unit, heater and operating mode selection switch)
F26(30A) Rear door control module and glass lifters
F27(15A) Engine management (fuel pump)
F28(15A) Voltage stabilizer, Head unit
F30(20A) Automatic transmission control module
F31(20A) Brake vacuum pump
F32(30A) Inverter with socket, 12 V – 230 V
F33(25A) Luke
F34(15A) Power seats
F35(10A) Electronic damping control module
F36(20A) Headlamp washers
F37(30A) Heated seats
F38(20A) Horn relay, anti-theft alarm, convenience system central control unit
F40(40A) Heater / air conditioner
F41(15A) Glass cleaner motor
F42(20A) Cigarette lighter, 12V socket
F43(15A) Trailer control module
F44(20A) Trailer control module
F45(15A) Trailer control module
F47(5A) Instrument cluster control module
F48(5A) Mobile phone control electronics control unit, Voltage stabilizer, Magnetic field sensor for compass

The fuse number 42, 20A, is responsible for the cigarette lighter.

Relay box

It is located under the dashboard itself, behind the trim.

Golf 6 relay block location


Diagram of the whole block with golf relay 6

Upper relay box diagram

Relay circuit in the cabin

  1. Terminal + Ignition Switch Relay
  2. Horn relay
  3. Headlight washer relay
  4. Power circuit unloading relay
  5. Relay for electric window heating
  6.  or A – 30A Thermal fuse 1 for adjusting the position of the driver’s seat

General description of the functions performed by the onboard power supply control unit : Control of relay circuits, Control of lighting devices, Power distribution between consumers, Control of windshield wipers (via LIN), Control of rain and light sensors, Turning on the sound signal, Control of heated windows, windscreen and rear, Saving personal settings , Management of the interior monitoring system, tilt sensors and burglar alarms, Convenient locking / unlocking, Remote control (built-in antenna), Central locking (control of locks, doors, hatches and covers), Tire pressure monitoring system (separate logic module with a diagnostic address) , Control of door control units, Lighting for traffic in the daytime, Static adaptive lighting system.

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Comments 7

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    P0031 code. Bought new sensor but it didnt fix the issue. Is there a fuse or relay that might have blown?

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