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How do i reset the ecm on my 1998 beetle

Surges and the fan under hood stays on

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There are 2 components that control the fans on these cars. There is a thermo switch in the bottom of the radiator and also a fan control module, which is located below the battery. It has 2 10mm bolts holding it in place and 2 connectors going to it.

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SOURCE: 1998 VW Beetle inside hood release handle broken

Get a cutter and cut back the outer plastic or metal sheath over the inner cable core, then with the core exposed use a pair of locking pliers to pull the cable and hopefully release the hood latch.

Posted on Aug 27, 2012

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