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1999 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Question: What size replacement fuse does the vehivle radio use.

 

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George1234, 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, Gloucester City, NJ, April 20, 2010, 09:01
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This is the first time the radio stopped working. What is the location of the fuse in the fuse panel.

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, April 20, 2010, 11:22
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    Check your owners manual for the fuse size and location: http://repairpal.com/automobile-owners-manuals-online

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    Visitor, December 17, 2010, 06:42

    There is no place in my manual for a radio fuse. I had guy at auto store pull each individual fuse and check them. EVERYONE of the fuses was fine. Also read separate section on the radio, says to enter special code if you remove or its tampered with. The codes co-inside with the buttons on the radio. ALL but 3 of the code buttons didn't even match my radio. This thing is a piece of crap. Everything on it has feel off or broke and I bought it less than 2 yrs ago. Driver window won't roll up or down (it used to,but it hurt yr ears terribly from the screeching), cup holder/charger in-port fell off, handle broke off passenger side seat that lets seat up to get in backseat, both "oh crap" handles broke (never used them myself, but one day they just fell off in the floor), back window leaks (little window behind driver seat, does not open) well not really leak, FLOODS the inside of my Beetle when its parked nose down in driveway (up to my ankles in floor board), trunk opens sometimes (when it feels like it), shuts off while driving down the road, brakes just stop working when it gets cold (its winter right now, FUN!!!), alarm goes off for NO reason in the middle of the night and wakes up everyone in the neighborhood and WILL NOT turn off (until it feels like it), sometimes locks or unlocks,sometimes don't with key auto switch, headlights and taillights blow out ALL the time, check engine light permanently on, check coolant light beeps and comes on ALL the time (check coolant levels, they are totally fine), glove box handle broke off and fell in the floor while I was driving down the road, reads c.d.s sometimes, sometimes not (when it feels like it), sometimes gives c.d.s back, sometimes not(when it feels like it), horn starts blowing for no reason, interior light comes on and WILL NOT turn off (again just when it feels like it), and now the latest thing, starts to crank and shuts itself off. (I guess it doesn't want to). Look, no one EVER told me I was purchasing "Herby the Love Bug", If he is upset because I NEVER talk to him except to cuss him out, someone should tell me really!!! I will pay more attention to him and send more time with him if he will stop all this crazy madness and just cooperate, even half the time. I'll pet him, and kiss him, and hug him, whatever. I would love to get rid of him, but he worth less than I owe (WAY LESS, THANKS TO HIS UNWILLINGNESS TO COOPERATE), but please don't tell him, he might run away!!! DON"T EVER BUY ONE OF THESE VEHICLES!!! The cuteness does not make up for the never ending broken parts and meltdowns this car has! I have read forum after forum about these cars and its all the same complaints! I thought it was me, but no, it's the car! I'm just waiting for the door to just fall off, because it is tired of holding it on. AND DON"T for a second think the dealership will cut you a break because your in there every other day! LOL Nope they just give you a ridiculous total and smile and wave! I'm surprised they don't say, "See you again tomorrow!!!!".

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    Visitor, December 21, 2010, 12:24

    oh my gosh, if I didn't know better, I would have thought I had wrote the above statement, I've had just about the same luck with my vw. Never again.

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    Visitor, December 21, 2010, 12:20

    there is an actual fuse in the radio, you have to pull it out and replace, I just called my dealership because mine needs to be fixed and they said its about 85.00 to replace.

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    Visitor, February 11, 2011, 11:31

    I just replaced the fuse in my daughters radio in her 1999 vw beetle - total DIY project. Purchase or borrow the tool to pull out the radio (ordered mine online for $30) including 2 day shipping- has tools to remove 5 different radio's. Pull the radio and replace the 10 amp fuse on the back left side near the wiring harness. Just be careful not to unplug the power supply or you will have to have the radio code to get the radio to work again. 20 minute job tops.

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