Volkswagen Polo 3 Classic fuse and relay

The 3rd generation Volkswagen Polo is also known as the Polo Classic. Produced in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001 with sedan and hatback bodies. This model was restyled in 1999. Accordingly, these changes also affected the electrical circuit of the car. In our material, we will show the general arrangement of the Volkswagen Polo 3 Classic electronic control units and describe in detail the fuse and relay boxes. Separately, we highlight the cigarette lighter fuse.

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Location of control units


general arrangement of blocks


1ABS electronic control unit
2Heater / A / C blower motor resistor – in the heater block
3Air conditioning / heater control unit
4Accumulator battery
5Central locking control unit – on the right side of the luggage compartment
6Diagnostic Connector (DLC) -> 08/99
7Diagnostic connector (DLC) -09/99> – behind the ashtray
8Electronic engine control unit – on the resonator of the intake system
9Cooling fan motor control unit
10Relay fuse box, engine compartment
11Relay fuse box, instrument cluster 1
12Relay fuse box, instrument panel 2
13Xenon headlight control unit (left)
14Xenon headlight control unit (right)
15Glow plug control unit – near fuse box, dashboard relay 2
16Glow Plug Relay – Near Fuse Box, Instrument Cluster Relay 2
17Headlight range control unit – on the left side of the luggage compartment
18Sound signal – behind the bumper
19Electronic immobilizer control unit
20Ambient temperature sensor
21Driver’s seat heating control unit – under the seat
22Seat heating control unit, passenger – under the seat
23SRS electronic control unit
24Electronic gearbox control unit – on the resonator of the intake system

Passenger compartment

It is located under the dashboard on the driver’s side and is covered by a protective cover.

Block location

Type 1

photo of the unit in the cabin 2


Scheme 1Designation

1A / C compressor electromagnetic clutch relay
2Rear window washer wiper relay
4Relay for auxiliary ignition circuits
6Turn signal interrupter relay
7Headlight washer pump relay
8Relay for intermittent operation of the windshield washer cleaner
9Buzzer warning about left included dimensions
10Jumper (rear fog lamp)
11Jumper (beep)
12Fuel pump relay
13Glow plug relay
14Intake manifold heater relay
F1(10A) LH headlamp – low beam, headlight range control – left.
F2(10A) RH headlamp – low beam, headlight range control – right.
F3(10A) License plate lamp
F4(15A) Rear window wiper
F5(15A) Windshield washer wiper, windscreen washer nozzle heater
F6(20A) Heater blower motor, A / C relay
F7(10A) Lamps, front and rear – RH
F8(10A) Lamps and Tails – LH
F9(20A) Heated rear window
F10(15A) Rear fog lamp
F11(10A) High beam-left headlamp
F12(10A) High beam – headlamp right
F13(10A) Horn
F14(15A) Reversing lamps, door mirrors
F15(10A) Engine electrical equipment
F16(15A) Instrument panel
F17(10A) Turn signal bulbs
F18(20A) Fuel pump, oxygen sensor
F19(30A) Cooling fan motor relay
F20(10A) Stop lights
F21(15A) Interior lamps, central locking, instrument panel, diagnostic socket
F22(10A) Audio system, cigarette lighter
F25(50A) Glow plugs

In this version, fuse number 22 is responsible for the cigarette lighter.

Type 2

photo of the unit in the cabin


Scheme 2


110A oxygen sensor heater
25A license plate light
310A fuel injector
45A side light LH
55A side light RH
615A rear window wiper
77.5A guide indicators
95A headlight range control
107.5A interior lighting, glove box light, vanity mirror light
115A diagnostic connector, air conditioning
1210A Headlight, right
1310A Headlight left
1410A hazard warning light
1510A brake lights
165A ignition switch, switch
185A heated mirrors
1915A signal
2010A Telematics
215A Electronic gearbox control unit
2215A alarm system
235A EGR, air mass meter, auxiliary heater relay, glow plug relay
245A clutch pedal switch (Diesel)
255A Selector level switch (automatic transmission)
267.5A air conditioning, centrally controlled door locking system, electric windows, electrically heated mirrors, navigation system
275A instrument cluster
285A speedometer sensor device, automatic engine locking device
297.5A reversing lights, heated washer jets, headlamp alignment
305A EGR valve
3110A motor control
325A Fuel Control Unit Shutdown (Diesel)
3310A Electronic control unit gearbox
3410A ignition transformer
3525A hatch
3615A motor control
3715A motor control
3825A Power Window Drivers
3925A electric window for passengers
4015A fuel pump
4115A central locking, alarm system
4215A radio, navigation
4315A front and rear fog lamps
4415A left headlight corrector
4515A right headlight corrector
4615A cigarette lighter
4720A headlight washer
4820A heated rear window
4925A Heated Fan Motor
5015A wipers
5115A heated seats

The fuse number 46 at 15A is responsible for the cigarette lighter.

As you can see from the example photo, the relay box in this version is located behind the fuse box. There may be the following elements:

  1. Alarm relay
  2. Windshield Washer Relay
  3. Relay for auxiliary ignition circuits
  4. Fuel pump relay
  5. Heated mirror relay

Engine compartment

It is located in the battery cover. Consists of high power fuses and fuses.

block under the hood polo classic


1(110A) Generator
3(50A) Glow plugs
4(50A) Diesel: Glow plugs. (30A) Gasoline: Air conditioning heater
5(30A) ABS / ESP system
6(30A) ABS / ESP system
7(30A) Cooling fan motor
8(20A) Air conditioning / heater
9(10A) Air conditioning / heater

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Comments 5

  • on type 2 where is fuel pump relay and which number is it

  • Hi i need help with my vw polo classic 1.6 98model, brake lights are not working and its headlight low beam but high beam is workin, fuse are new and bulbs are still working

  • Hi, my polo classic 1.6sedan was involved in an accident so from then i did have a horn or couldnt make use of a hooter…so i brought a new “hella” horn cos the old one was smashed.where the old was there are three cables and now i cant connect the new horn..when i do there is no hoooter/sound coming can i do it to fix my horn to hoot

  • Hello I 1999 VW Polo Playa Hatchback so I realised that the fuse are not connected in order the is a lot 10A from F1 till F5,15A/ from F6 to F8 so my fuse dnt have a layout how can I get 1 for my car

  • Hello I 1999 VW Polo Playa Hatchback so I realised that the fuse are not connected in order the is a lot 10A from F1 till F5,15A/ from F6 to F8 so my fuse dnt have a layout how can I get 1 for my car

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