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Relay Panel Access and Relay Replacement
 
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Pelican Technical Article:

Relay Panel Access and Relay Replacement

Jared Fenton

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$5 to $50

Talent:

**

Tools:

10mm socket

Applicable Models:

VW Jetta GL (1999-05)
VW Jetta GLS (1999-05)
VW Jetta Wolfsburg (1999)

Parts Required:

Relay panel

Hot Tip:

Remove the lower dash panel for access

Performance Gain:

Access to relays

Complementary Modification:

Replace fuses as needed

In some instances, you'll need to change a relay or control module on your Mk4 Jetta. The relay panel for the Mk4 Jetta is located up underneath the driver's side dashboard. You'll need to remove the lower dashboard panel to gain access. See our article on Lower Dashboard Panel Removal for more information.

Loosen and remove the two 10mm nuts (green arrows) holding the relay panel to the chassis.
Figure 1

Loosen and remove the two 10mm nuts (green arrows) holding the relay panel to the chassis.

Pull the relay panel down and out from underneath the dashboard.
Figure 2

Pull the relay panel down and out from underneath the dashboard. You now have access to remove the individual relays and modules.

If your car is equipped with a multifunction steering wheel, the module is located in the slot indicated by the green arrow.
Figure 3

If your car is equipped with a multifunction steering wheel, the module is located in the slot indicated by the green arrow. Simply pull the old module out of the socket and install the new relay in its place.

If your car is equipped with daytime running lights, the relay is located in the slot indicated by the green arrow.
Figure 4

If your car is equipped with daytime running lights, the relay is located in the slot indicated by the green arrow. Simply pull the old module out of the socket and install the new relay in its place.

If your car is equipped with fog lights, the relay is located in the slot indicated by the green arrow.
Figure 5

If your car is equipped with fog lights, the relay is located in the slot indicated by the green arrow. Simply pull the old module out of the socket and install the new relay in its place.

The starter interlock relay is located in the slot indicated by the green arrow.
Figure 6

The starter interlock relay is located in the slot indicated by the green arrow. Simply pull the old module out of the socket and install the new relay in its place.


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