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Fuel pump of my car works only when i give voltage to the fuel pump from a battery direct to the pins. I replaced relay but still does not work when i start the motor. I think that the wires must cause the problem, what can i do to detect it ?

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You either take an meter to the wires to check for continuaty through the wires, [ VW has had corrosion issues with connectors, check those close.] and to ground. good luck.

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