Question about 1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet
Sounds like you have a positive wire grounding out on your vehicle. Look around under the dash for any tell tell signs of arcing to ensure you do not have a bare wire somewhere.
As far as the Fuel pump and relay...what I do is jump the fat, flat, wide terminals where you unplug the relay with a fused jumper wire. ( basically a wire the has 2 male blade connectors on each end with a fuseable link in-line betweem them)
With your battery connected and the key off you should hear a loud humming or buzzing sound when you jump those wide terminals in the #2 slot of your fuse box.
If you get the noise, it's the relay, if no noise,make sure you are jumping the correct terminals and assume the pump is bad. $100 repair either way if you go the the auto parts store.
Hope this helps!
Posted on Sep 11, 2010
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