View Full Version : Lack of Power (Blown Fuse!!)

22-11-2005, 10:38 PM
Hello everybody, found the forum today and there is a lot of interesting stuff on it. I am hoping that someone can help me with a problem I'm having with my '00 Bora TDi (110).

Over the last couple of weeks it seems to keep losing all of its getup and go, at first I thought that the turbo had blown but there was no smoke evident?? I called out the RAC to have a look at it and the guy changed a fuse that had blown (15 amp) and when I drove the car it was fine.

The car then carried on running fine for a couple of weeks until I was driving home from London last week when the same thing happened, sure enough the fuse had blown again. I popped in another one and off I went.

The only common element to this happening is that on each occasion is has happened when the outside temperature has dropped to below freezing. I am due to drive to Glasgow this weekend coming and am not that confident in doing around 700 miles in the car without taking a large supply of 15 amp fuses with me!!

If anybody has experienced this problem what seemed to rectify the problem.

Thanks in advance for any replies.


23-11-2005, 10:29 AM
Hi, Thanks for joining the site :)

Not sure on the fuse causing the problem , but a real common cause on TDi engines for loss of power, is the air flow metre, or MAF sensor, same thing just different term for it.

These cost around 80.00 plus vat I belive.

Hope this helps


23-11-2005, 11:19 PM
Thanks for the prompt reply, luckily a friend of mine is a parts manager for a VW dealer in Kent so I'll give him a call.

Thanks :D :D