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I am trying to locate the relay panel on my 99 vw passat 2.8 gls. My electric cooling fan was broken so I replaced it last night and tested it on the battery to verify it works- but it is not getting power from the plug. My guess is that one of the relay switches/fuses are blown. When I removed the old fan, I could see where the wires were burned and had obviously touched. I am not sure if the relay panel is under the dash or hood. Thanks for any help! Emily

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Open the drivers door .. on the end of the dash (normally covered by the door) is a panel .. pop off that panel and the fuses are there .. of course fix the problem that caused the wires to burn then locate the fuse .. not easy since they give you a really cryptic guide to the fuses .. of course you should be able to see one thats blown .. if you cant read the gliphs then call a dealer to find out which fuse is which .. the relays are also behind the fuses .. again not marked except by big numbers stamped on each but no guide .. there are two fans .. the driver side is the cooling fan ..the passenger side is the air conditioner .. that is operated by a pressure switch in front of the condenser (front of car under gril on passenger side) .. .. likely a coolant temp switch operates the cooling fan .. actually i can check that if you need more info ..

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