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Electrical Hi Guys! I have a 1994 VW fox. Recently the blower, windscreen wipers and the sprayers stopped working. I have checked all the fuses, and theyre all fine. Does that electrical system run off a relay? If so, where is that relay located? I really cant afford to send it in to an auto-electrician. I would prefer to do the job myself as i have an electrical and electronics backround... Thank you Nathan

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Hi.check the fuses again and make sure they are clean and have a good contact,you mention relays i cant see a single relay that would knock out all what you have discribed.
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