Home Volkswagen Repair VW Fox: 1987-1993 Manual

This Volkswagen Fox Service Manual covers the model years 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992 and 1993. It includes the Fox and Fox GIL, GL Sport, Wagon and GL Wagon. This manual was created specifically to cover four-cylinder models built for sale in the United States and Canada. Information in this manual applies to all Fox models unless particular model names or other characteristics are used to denote differences.

Some of the information in this manual applies only to cars of a particular model year or range of years. For example, "1990 m.y." refers to the 1990 model year. The model year does not necessarily match the calencler year in which the car was manufactured or sold, To be sure of the model year of a particular car, check the vehicle identification number (VIN) on the car. Technical changes made in production within a model year are identified in this manual by listing the VIN for the first car produced with this change.

The VIN is a unique sequence of 17 characters assigned by Volkswagen to identify each individual car. 9BWZZZ30ZHP005670 is an example. Each of the 17 letters and numbers indicates certain facts about the car and its manufacture. VINs used to distinguish information in this manual usually refer only to the last eleven characters-,30ZHP005670 in the example above. Characters not relevant to parts or service may be represented by spaces, such as 30H005670.

Your Volkswagen’s VIN can be found on a plate mounted on the top of the instrument panel, on the driver’s side where the number can be seen through the windshield, and on an identification label in the luggage compartment. The 1Oth character is the model year code. "H" forthe 1987 model year, "J" for the 1988 model year, "K" for 1989, "N" for 1992, "P" for 1993, etc. This manual covers Volkswagen Fox for the model years 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992 and 1993, with these VINs:

1987: 9BW...30_HP 000 001 to 9BW...30_HP999 999
1988: 9BW...30_JP 000 001 to 9BW...30_JP999 999
1989: 9BW...30_KP 000 001 to 9BW...30_KP999 999
1990: 9BW...30_LP 000 001 to 9BW...30_LP999 999
1991: 9BW...30_MP 000 001 to 9BW...30_MP999 999
1992: 98W...30_NP 000 001 to 9BW...30_NP999 999
1993: 9BW...30_PP 000 001 to 9BW...30_PP999 999