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I have a 2000 VW beetle tdi manual tranny and just spent over $1k in replacing a the cooling fans and fan control module after the a/c stopped working. Fore about 2 wks, everything worked fine but now the a/c isnt working again. The problem was noted on a hot day after driving about 2 hrs. The a/c stopped during this drive. When I stopped, the cooling fans stayed on for about 5 min. The shop where I had the work done have checked the R134 (which was normal) and then washed their hands of me. Now, I'm on my own. I've checked all the wiring and fuses (Battery fuse box and interior fuses). The compressor doesn't engage. The fan control module (fcm) has power to the 4 pin but none from the 14 pin. The compressor doesn't have power going to it at the plug attaching from the fcm. VW dealer says the parts are warrantied (Shop bought VW parts) but I have to buy another fcm and have my first part sent in to VW before they will reimburse me for the additional purchase. How do I know if the fcm is bad? Could it be something else? I HATE ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • sean_mills_9 Aug 22, 2010

    i checked the fuses you mentioned. Where are you getting the fuse numbers? I noted numbers in the interior fuse box and fuse numbers 3 and 8 are not 30a fuses. The only 30a fuses I found were attached to the fusebox on top of the battery lid.

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I WOULD CHECK FUSE -16- 10 AMP FUSE CHECK FUSE- 3 -30AMP FUSE AND CHECK FUSE - 8 - 30AMP FUSE CHECK ALL 3 FUSES THEY GO TO FAN CONTROL MODULE.I WOULD CHECK THEM FIRST BEFORE BUYING ANOTHER FCM. IF FAN CONTROL MODULE BAD YOU WILL GET A CHECK ENGINE LIGHT THE ECM WOULD WARN YOU ITS FAULTY.

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  • sean_mills_9 Aug 22, 2010

    I have checked the fuses mentioned. Where are you getting the fuse numbers? I checked the interior fusebox and fuse numbers 3 and 8 aren't 30a fuses. The only 30a fuses I found were attached to the fusebox on top of the battery lid.

  • Jonah Oneal Aug 23, 2010

    I AM LOOKING AT VOLKSWAGON HEATING AND AIRCONDITIONER SYSTEM FUSE ELECTRICAL DIAGRAM FUSE 3 FUSE 8 30AMP FUSES IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT.CHECK THEM SEE IF ANY OF THEM LOOK BLOWN.

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