Volkswagen P1361: Cylinder 3 Ignition Circuit Open Circuit

Is your scanner showing Volkswagen P1361?
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Volkswagen P1361: Cylinder 3 Ignition Circuit Open Circuit

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What Does The Volkswagen P1361 Code Mean?

Key on or Engine started, battery voltage at least 11.5v, all electrical components off, ground connections between engine and chassis well connected, and the ECM detected the voltage of the ignition was outside the designed parameters.

What Are The Potential Causes Of The Volkswagen P1361 Code?

  • Fuel pump relay faulty
  • Camshaft position sensor has failed
  • Engine speed sensor has failed
  • Circuit wires have shorted to ground or are open
  • Ignition coils with power output stages are faulty
  • ECM has failed

Recommended Parts

Below are some recommended auto parts to help you address the trouble code affecting your vehicle and get it running smoothly again:

>>> WORKPRO 582-piece Crimp Terminals, Wire Connectors, Heat Shrink Tube, Electrical Repair Kit
>>> Twippo 372Pcs Waterproof Wire Connectors Kit
>>> Fuel Pump Relay #372
>>> Genuine Volkswagen Cam Shaft Position Sensor
>>> Volkswagen Engine Crankshaft Position Sensor
>>> Volkswagen Engine Control Module
>>> VW Volkswagen Ignition Coil

Note: During the purchasing process, please check carefully whether the part you want to buy fits your car!

Reference Sources

Volkswagen P1361, DTCDECODE.

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