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My top stoped working on my 1998 vw cabrio where is the top motor

Does the motor for the top have a fuze and can i jump the motor because the swtch may be bad it just stoped

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Ya should have a fuse under the hood or its probly a relay and if the switch is bad you can by pass it temp to get it to close but dont do it long term or you will fry the wiring

Posted on May 16, 2009

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"my daughters 1998 vw cabrio has a top that won\'t go up or down. i need to find the fuse for it. i know it\'s not the motor or hydrylics i have already checked those out. so that leaves the button or the fuse... but i don\'t have a diagram for the fuse box. Please help. "

Here's the list and link for the fuse locations.

Fuse/Relay Locations on 1996 VW Cabrio.

Fuses, left to right:
1. Head light, low beam, left
2. Head light, low beam, right
3. Instrument & License plate lights
4. Glove box light
5. Wiper/washer
6. Fresh air fan
7. Tail light & side marker, right
8. Tail light & side marker, left
9. Rear window defogger
10. Fog lights
11. High beam & indicator, left
12. High beam, right
13. Horn
14. Backup lights
15. Open
16. Dash warning lights
17. Emergency flasher & turn signals
18. Fuel pump
19. Radiator fan & AC
20. Brake lights & cruise control
21. Interior lights & digital clock
22. Radio & cigarette lighter

Relays

1. AC
2. Rear window wiper
3. Digilant control unit
4. Load Reduction
5. Open
6. Emergency flasher
7. Fog lights
8. Intermittent wiper
9. Seat belt warning
10. Open
11. Horn
12. Fuel pump
13. Radiator cooling fan
14. Starting interlock
15. Open
16. Open
17. Open
18. Daytime running lights
19. Auto trans
20. Open
21. AC & power seats
22. Power windows
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