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1994 Volkswagen Jetta Question: radio/lighter/trunk release



jet head, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Somerset, NJ, December 31, 2009, 07:01

bought 94 jetta for daughter radio has trim lights on but no lcd,lighter was jammed into socket.removed lighter .tried the "pull the fuse and replace thing,didn't work.noticed that all three are on the same fuse,tried replacing with new still no good ,any help out there for fustrated dad?

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  • Answer #1

    dandd December 31, 2009, 11:44

    Sounds like your lighter socket is shorted, which is not uncommon. First, disconnect the battery and then remove the whole socket and tape off the power and ground leads, then retest your system.

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  • Answer #2

    some guy January 03, 2010, 18:23

    there is a fuse on the back of the radio (5amp or 7.5amp) just for the radio in addition to the other fuse (15 amp?) in the box. was the lighter/radio fuse blown and did you replace it? did the lighter/trunk release start to work? does the new fuse blow? radio lighting is not controled by these fuses.

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