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The manual for my 2012 EOS 2.0 TSI did not include any electric fuse diagrams. Does anyone have any for my model that they can share with me? I am trying to determine, among other fuse issues, if a cigarette lighter issue I'm experiencing may be controlled by a fuse. Also, in searching for any burnt out fuses to fix this issue, I inadvertently removed a 25 amp fuse but don't know which slot to return it to. (I'm trying to plug a usb cellphone charger into the cigarette lighter, which doesn't seem to be working.) Help???
 

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Fuse diagrams tend to be VIN/model/year/month/day specific to your car when it was built. The manual with the car is the closest you can get to what fuses supply what. Look carefully at the fuse slots with an eyeglass, there are numbers on them and your manual refers to these numbers and their values, although IMHO they change those. Rule number 1 - Always take photos of your fuse boxes before pulling fuses!
 

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Fuse diagrams tend to be VIN/model/year/month/day specific to your car when it was built. The manual with the car is the closest you can get to what fuses supply what. Look carefully at the fuse slots with an eyeglass, there are numbers on them and your manual refers to these numbers and their values, although IMHO they change those. Rule number 1 - Always take photos of your fuse boxes before pulling fuses!
Thanks for responding. Unfortunately, my 2012 manual says that because fuse locations & functions are always being updated by VW that I should take my car to a VW specialist for the most current fuse diagram, which is not particularly helpful if this is something I physically could do myself. Trying to save myself the expense of going to a dealer for this.
 

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My EOS Tdi and manual is older. What they say in your manual is consistent with what I said earlier but worse because they have made more models and variants. There is no consistency with their fuse boxes worth taking a risk so the dealer will plug your VIN into their database and look up the fuse layout specific to your car. If you get your car serviced there, they might print something out for you. This isn't the V.W service shop way but I'll give you an idea to try at your own risk:

Where there there are empty slots, V.W may have wires in the loom but they shouldn't go anywhere. You must have a rough idea where you took out the fuse? Get a low amperage fuse the same size e.g 1-2 amp. Plug a lower power device into your accessory socket e.g just the cell charger with a power led. Go plug in the small test fuse in empty slots whilst somebody else watches for the charger power led to light. If the test fuse blows, you must have found a slot with something else connected? When you find the empty slot that works, fit the 25A fuse, check the cell charger works and take photos of the fuse layout in the engine bay and dash fuse boxes. make sure you can read all the fuse values or photoshop edit your photos.
 

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IMHO you should consider buying the 6000 page shop manual from an online seller. Even though that Export may be customized to your VIN, there will be several wiring diagrams some irrelevant and misleading, others nearly correct and one correct if you are lucky.
 
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