Volkswagen Golf 3 – fuse and relay

The 3rd generation Volkswagen Golf compact car was produced in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002 with gasoline and diesel engines. Delivered worldwide in various body styles: convertible, sedan, station wagon and hatchback. In this article you will find a designation of the fuse and relay boxes diagram of the 3rd generation Volkswagen Golf, its location and a photo-example of execution. Separately, we note the fuse responsible for the cigarette lighter. If the generation is not suitable, study the information for the 2nd and 4th, respectively.

Volkswagen Golf 3

Depending on the country of delivery, year of manufacture and vehicle equipment, it is possible to find other versions of the main fuse and relay box.

Passenger compartment

It is located at the bottom of the dashboard on the driver’s side, behind the protective cover. To remove it, press the buttons – latches.

Block access

The box itself looks something like this:

golf fuse box photo 3


golf fuse box diagram 3


110A Left headlight – low beam, headlight range control motors
210A Low beam – right headlight
310A License plate lamps
415A Rear door glass cleaner and washer
515A Cleaners, washers, headlight washers
620A Heater fan
710A Front and rear dimensions – right
810A Front and rear dimensions – left
920A Heated rear window
1015A Fog lights
1110A High beam – left headlight
1210A High beam – right headlight
1310A Signal
1410A Reversing lights, washer nozzle heaters, central locking, power door mirrors, seat heater, cruise control, power windows
1510A Speedometer, intake manifold heater
1615A Illumination of the instrument cluster, ABS indicator, SRS indicator, sunroof, Thermotronic heater system
1710A Hazard lamps, direction indicators
1820A Fuel pump, heated oxygen sensor
1930A Radiator fan, air conditioning relay
2010A Stop lights
2115A Interior lighting dumps, trunk lighting lamp, central locking, sunroof
2210A Radio, fuse, radio

The fuse number 22, 10A, is responsible for the cigarette lighter.


1Air conditioner relay
2Rear window wiper / washer relay
3Relay, electronic engine control unit
4Relay for main ignition circuits
6Relay – turn signal interrupter
7Headlight washer control unit
8Relay for intermittent operation of the windshield wiper / washer
9Seat belt not fastened indicator relay 1995
10Fog lamp relay
11Horn relay
12Fuel pump relay
13Intake manifold heater relay
15Pump relay ABS
16Reversing light relay (Ecomatic)
17Headlamp High Beam Relay (Ecomatic)
18Low beam relay (Ecomatic)
19Fuse 30A – air conditioning, Climatronic 2.0 / 2.8 (1993)
20Start inhibit switch relay
21Oxygen sensor relay
22Seat Belt Not Fastened Indicator Relay (1995)
23Vacuum pump relay (Ecomatic)
24Thermal fuse (20A) – Power windows

Engine compartment

On vehicles with diesel engines, the glow plug power supply circuit is protected by a high power fuse in the form of a fusible link.

Glow plug insert

On some models, when the radiator cooling fan is turned on, a fusible link can also be used.

Comments 3

  • Hi, i have 1994 VW golf Cabriolet, sunroof, soft top, doesn’t work!!
    could you please help me to find out what’s the issue and what should i do? (i have a mechanic shop)


  • Hi there.
    I think I have a loose relay under driver dash. Intermittently the engine won’t start but when I tap the area hard it will.
    Could you tell me how I work out which relay I need?

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