[Vwdiesel] 50A fuses

Bart Wineland bwinelan at allegheny.edu
Sun Dec 26 16:24:25 EST 2004

I'll probably catch heck for this but when I last lost a g.p. fuse I traced 
it out on a piece of aluminum house siding and cut it out to get me by. It 
seems similar in gauge and I kept the dimensions correct. It has been there 
for a year or so.  I know I need to get some of the real ones though.
Hey -3 here Christmas morning and my jetta parked in a unheated garage with 
no block heater (yet) started up. Stalled once or twice but took right off 


At 02:48 PM 12/26/2004 -0600, you wrote:
>Where can I get the 50A glow plug fuses besides the stealership?
>After horsing around with my daughters car for two days trying to figure 
>out why it wouldn't start, I decided to take a closer look at the fuse 
>because I have had loose screws leave me stranded before. I found that the 
>PO had taken pieces of  two fuses and mounted them together so they were 
>touching and this was acting as the fuse. One side had shifted so that 
>there wasn't good electrical contact anymore and I had no glow plugs. When 
>I looked at the fuse initially, it looked OK. I didn't think of taking the 
>screws out to see if the contact was dirty or if it was a cobbled two 
>piece fuse.  It burns me up when I find  a shortcut that
>either a PO or "mechanic" has taken that  causes me to spend a lot of time 
>determining why things don't work like they are supposed to!
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