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How to adjust rear brake on a 1991 VW jetta, there's no adjuster

No guessing, the right way please..lol thanks

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    thank you, i'll check it out

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THIS VEHICLE HAS SELF ADJUSTING BRAKES SO IF THEY DO NOT ADJ MUST BE SELF ADJ IS FROZE UP WILL NEED TO TAKE WHEEL OFF THEN DRUM & WORK ON FREEING UP SELF ADJ

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1991 VW Jetta fuse diagram


Here is the fuse diagram you need see following text description 90-98 Golf-Jetta-Beetle Fuse Box Diagram
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Fuse locations for options not shown can be found in the corresponding wiring diagrams.
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1 - Headlight, Low Beam, Left (56b) 10
2 - Headlight, Low Beam, Right (56b) 10
3 - License Plate Lights (5
4 - Rear Window Wiper And Washer System 15
5 - Windshield Wiper/Washer 15
6 - Fresh Air Blower, A/C (X) 20
7 - Tail Lights, Right (58R) 10
8 - Tail Lights, Left (58L) 10
9 - Rear Window Defogger 20
10 - Fog Lights 15
11 - Headlight, High Beam, Left (56a) 10
12 - Headlight, High Beam, Right (56a) 10
13 - Horn (15) 10
14 - Back-Up Lights 10
15 - Engine Electronics (15) 10
16 - Power Sunroof, Front Map/Reading Light 15
17 - Emergency Flashers (15) 10
18 - Fuel Pump (FP), Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S)
Control Module 20
19 - Coolant Fan, A/C Relay (30) 30
20 - Brake Lights (30) 10
21 - Interior Lights, Clock, Luggage Compartment
Light (30) 15
22 - Cigarette Lighter, Radio, Luggage Compartment
Release 10

Separate Fuses
(Located above the relays)
- Fuse for ABS hydraulic pump relay 30
- Fuse for ABS main relay 30
- Fuse for A/C 30
- Fuse for power windows 20
- Fuse for cruise control 5
- Fuse for cigarette lighter 15
In the engine compartment above the brake booster:
- Glow plugs 50
Note: The Glow plug fuse should be changed by your authorized Volkswagen dealer only.

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