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1998 Volkswagon Beetle - Overheating

Do you know where the thermo switch is?

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Hi,

To my knowledge, the thermal switch is normally located attached to the radiator. This senses the coolant's temperature inside the radiator and upon reaching a predetermined level switches on the radiator fan. Further, to my understanding, either the A/C or the heater must be engaged for the fan to activate.

As to your other concern, overheating; In my country, most overheating issues on Volkswagen models are resolved by:

  • entirely removing the thermostat (not applicable in cold regions);
  • wiring the fan to switch on once the engine is running (with or without the A/C or heater being turned on);
  • replacing the radiator thermal switch for the fan to a lower temp.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

The Thermo switch is located on the left lower side of the radiator. It is best viewed from under the car with the left lower splash shield removed. From under the car look past the drain tube and you will see the brass nut and electrical connector. Thats it.

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

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