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Hi! I have a 2000 VW New Beetle,The ABS light comes on,The

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Hi! I have a 2000 VW New Beetle,The ABS light comes on,The Brakes light is blinking,the AC don't work(the fan is ok but no the AC Clutch)the outside Temp. don't work and the Fuse 9 and 13 soon as I turn on the keys blow off.I know that I have a short circuit,so how I can Fix this problem?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  vwnewton replied 8 years ago.
Hello, Jason here to help. Fuse 13 is brake lights if I recall, Fuse 5 is fan control module(cooling fans and a/c clutch control). Brake lights work? A/C clutch have 12v when needed? Let me know, Jason
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Hi! Happy Holidays,Jason I'm happy to hear you,yes,the break lights works,I check the break switch and everything is OK.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Jason,sorry,I make a big mistake,the fuse# XXXXX XXXXX & 9,no 9 & 13. sorry
Expert:  vwnewton replied 8 years ago.

Well then fuse 9 is for the ABS. 5 is the comfort system or fan control module. The fan control module is under the battery. Unplug it and see if fuse blows then, if not then unplug A/C compressor and retest with fan module hooked back up. Same with cooling fans. For the Brake issue. The Abs module could be faulty and the same thing, unplug and see if fuse blows. The ABS module is a fairly common issue but I havent seen a Fuse popper yet. If there was nothing prior to the issue like a accident/fender bender, or large repair or a bad battery fuse panel issue then what I have mentioned above is a good starting point in the diagnosis.

Let me know if this has helped, Jason

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.

Jason,bad news,I do everything that you said, but the fuse keep blowing.

Expert:  vwnewton replied 8 years ago.
Which fuse pops? 5 or 9.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.

Both,5 and 9,appreciate your input but it didn't help me find the short circuit,however I was able to fix the problem my self and I goin to tell you how: I disconnect the heater element on the seat and that took care of the whole problem.

Expert:  vwnewton replied 8 years ago.
Im happy to hear that you are fixed. Im sorry i wasnt of more help. I cant see the heated seats in the circuits for 5 and 9 though... I am not sure how they are connected, but if its fixed, Ok. IF it reoccurs, let me know, Jason

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