Red switch?

Asked by Sep 13, 2016 at 07:11 AM about the 1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr STD Hatchback

Question type: General

I have a red switch under right side if
dashboard what us it for??

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If it looks like the photo, that is an inertia switch for the fuel pump. It is triggered in an accident to cut off the power to the fuel pump to prevent fire if the fuel lines are ruptured. Only a fairly sharp impact will trip it. These are available at www.rockauto.com and other places.

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