Volkswagen Polo 5 / 6 – fuse and relay

Volkswagen Polo produced in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 as Mk5. In 2016, the car underwent restyling and the updated model was also produced in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and to the present as Mk6. In some countries it is known as Volkswagen Polo Vento or Volkswagen Polo Sedan. In our material, we will show a d esignation of the fuses and relays of the Volkswagen Polo Mk5 Mk6 with boxes diagrams and their photographs, as well as the places where they are located. Let’s highlight the fuse responsible for the cigarette lighter.

The purpose of the fuses in the boxes may differ from the material presented, and depends on the year of manufacture and the level of equipment (trendline, comfortline, etc.) of your car. In case of difficulty, contact your nearest dealer.

Passenger compartment

Fuse box

It is located under the steering column, behind the protective cover.


On the right-hand drive vehicle this panel is mirrored.

Protected components

1 5A Control unit in dash panel insert, ABS control unit, Mobile telephone operating electronics control unit
2 10 / 15A Steering column switches, windshield washer pump, rear window wiper motor
3 5 / 7.5A Fuel pump relay, engine control unit
4 7,5A Steering column switches (2A) Combination switch
5 Reserve
6 5A Instrument cluster control unit
7 5 / 15A Headlight beam direction controller, Number plate light
8 10A Injectors or reserve
9 5 / 7.5A ABS control unit, ASR / ESP switch, Data bus diagnostic interface
10 5 / 7.5A Head unit, Vehicle speed sensor, automatic transmission selector, power package control unit, ignition switch
11 5A Headlight beam direction regulator, geared motors in headlamp units, Cruise control system switch
12 5A Door mirror adjustment switch
13 15A Automatic transmission control unit, automatic transmission multifunction switch, automatic transmission selector
14 5 / 10A Airbag control unit (SRS)
15 5A Heated windscreen waterjets
16 5 / 10A Parktronic control unit
17 10 / 15A Warming up of lambda probes and clan of the fuel vapor recovery system
18 5 / 7.5A Control unit in dash panel insert, fog lamp in the left rear lamp
19 5 / 7.5A Parking light relay, audio head unit, electrical accessories control unit, ignition and starter switch
20 5 / 10A Control unit in dash panel insert, steering column switches, Terminal 30 voltage supply relay, heat output relay
21 10 / 15A Power package control unit, directional lamps, interior lighting with a delayed switch-off, trunk lighting
22 5 / 10A Diagnostic connection, air conditioning control unit, climate control unit, key lock solenoid in the ignition switch
23 7.5 / 10A Electrical control unit, engine control unit, automatic transmission control unit, automatic transmission switch (manual mode) 5A Selector lever Rain sensor
24 5A Power package control unit, heating elements for outside mirrors
25 5 / 7.5A Refrigerant pressure sensor, air conditioning compressor relay, cooling fan control unit, air conditioning control unit, diagnostic socket, heating and ventilation control unit, diagnostic socket
26 7.5A Air mass meter / 10A Power steering control unit
27 5 / 15A Reversing lamp switch in the right rear lamp
28 10A Lambda Sensor
29 20A Ignition coils
30 15A Canister solenoid valve, coolant pump,
EGR cooler changeover valve
31 10A Injector cylinder
32 10A Fuel pump, 30A Engine control unit
33 5A Clutch pedal position sensor, brake light switch 10A Radiator fan control unit
34 7.5A Right block – headlamp (high beam) 15A Control unit in dash panel insert 20A High beam
35 15/20A Engine management system
36 10 / 15A Fuel pump or injectors 20A Relay for fuel supply in the pressure line 7.5A Right main beam bulb
37 25A Driver’s seat heating regulator, front passenger seat heating regulator, front seat heating control unit
38 7.5А Left block – headlight (high beam), control unit of instrument cluster 30A Control unit for automatic gearbox
39 10 / 15A Right headlamp (low beam)
40 30A Heater fan switch, heater fan control unit
41 15A Rear window wiper motor
42 15 / 20A Cigarette lighter fuse
43 15 / 20A Electrical package control unit, direction indicator lamps, brake signal lamps
44 15A Ultrasonic burglar alarm sensor, burglar alarm siren
45 15 / 30A Navigation control unit, audio head unit, multimedia control unit
46 20 / 30A Head lamp washers / Power package control unit (sound signal)
47 20 / 30A Electrical control unit (wiper motor)
48 25A / 30A Central locking, Luggage compartment door lock actuator, Fuel filler flap electric actuator
49 5 / 15A Reversing lamp / Fuel pump relay
50 25 / 30A Driver’s door control unit
51 25 / 30A Front passenger door control unit
52 30A Rear left door control unit, rear right door control unit
53 30A Heated rear window
54 15A Fog lights
55 15A Ignition coils
56 40A Heated windshield relay
57 5 / 7.5A Side light bulbs in the left headlamp and left tail lamp
58 5 / 7.5A Side light bulbs in the right headlamp and right tail lamp
59 10 / 15А Left block – headlight (low beam)
60 15A DRL / Audio

The fuse number 42, 15 or 20A, is responsible for the cigarette lighter.

Example of a table with designation



Relay box

Most electrical circuits in the vehicle are protected by fuses. Powerful current consumers are connected via relays. The main relay box is located under the dash on the left side (driver’s side).



  • R1 – reserve;
  • R2 – windscreen heating relay (depending on configuration);
  • R3 – starter blocking relay;
  • R4 – fuel supply relay on the pressure line;
  • R5 – power supply relay;
  • R6 – reserve;
  • R7 – front parking light relay;
  • R8 – fuel pump relay;
  • R9 – air conditioning relay;
  • R10 – relay contact “X”;
  • R11 – R15 – reserve.

Engine compartment

The fuse box is located on a plastic holder above the battery in the engine compartment.



1 25A ABS control unit
2 30A Cooling fan motor control unit, cooling fan motor
3 5A Cooling fan motor control unit
4 10A ABS control unit
5 5A Power package control unit
6 Reserve
SA1 150 / 175A Generator
SA2 Reserve
SA3 110A Ignition switch, light switch, steering column switches, relay for unloading contacts of the ignition switch, fuel pump relay, fuel supply relay when opening the driver’s door, low beam relay, fuse circuits 4, 20, 56, parking light relay, terminal 30 power supply relay
SA4 50A Power steering control unit
SA5 40A ABS control unit
SA6 40A Cooling fan control unit
SA7 Reserve

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