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Inertia switch on 04 VW Passat

Is there an inertia switch on a 2004 VW Passat 1.8T? If so, where is it located. Some sites are saying there isn't one and others say there is but not giving a location.

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All these switches I have found are on the passenger side. Either in the trunk or behind the kick panel on the passenger side. Rarely do these go bad.. And they only need reset if you have a front end accident. If you are not getting fuel check the fuses and or the fuel pressure.

Posted on Nov 09, 2014


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SOURCE: location of blower motor on 99 vw passat

Hi JF.
I have a similar fault.
I have been told that it may well be the brushes in the motor. If they have worn down, then you get intermittant faults.
There is a way to get to the blower motor, by taking out the glove box. The motor casing can be seen. I have a description by someone who has completed it in 35 mins-ish - he swapped his brushes around by 180 degrees, which got the motor working, but new brushes would be a better fix in my opinion ( if u can find where to get them )

Anyway, You dont need to take the airibag out, but maybe loosen the bracket slighlty.

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SOURCE: location of vw passat thermostat

follow the water hose from radiator to the head of the motor then you will see a connection .under that connection is the thermostat

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

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SOURCE: need relay location

relay 1 engine compartment
fascia 2 relay 18 (if it is diesel) relay 10 (diesel again) and this could likely be the best candidate relay 4 fuel pump relay/glow plug relay

Now for the fuse box locations ... looking from the front of the car... the engine compartment fuse box is on the left side up near the firewall.
fascia two is the lowest of the two fuse panels on the drivers side under the dash to the right of the steering column (left if it was a right hand drive).

This took about 15 minutes to locate all the possible fuses, be that as it may if i missed it don't hesitate to ask me again.


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Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 sl2 saturn inertia switch

if you are refering to a inertia switch like on a ford that kills the fuel pump in a crash, the saturn does not have one

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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SOURCE: Where is the camshaft position sensor located in a 2001 VW Passat

when you are looking at the engine pull off the plastic cover on top then the front cover that covers you timing belt there is a wire harness tha goes right to it in the left upper coner two ten mil bolts and it comes off careful not to drop bolts down in belt that could be bad. it is that easy

Posted on Sep 01, 2009

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