He said he could get into it more extensively if they kept the car to try to mimic the problem. I have a 2004 new beetle, it looses power while I'm driving it kicks back on real quick, but its like someone has turned it off for like one one thousandth of a second. I've seen people put the bigger quality cable from the alternator to the fuse box by running it above the radiator with wire ties to the fuse box. My car almost caught fire yesterday. Find the cause of this and fix it. I am currently waiting for the third box i just order. My father has a 02 Jetta tdi.
It was the fuse block melting. Does it take a death or many to have this fixed? I was a forklift mechanic for many years ,so I dealt with Big batteries n lots of melting wires. Bottom line is that the cable feeding from the alternator to battery is too small and running way to hot. I have had the same problem 2 times with my 2005 volkswagon convertible beetle. The fuse box that sits on the battery had caught fire.
Once full would last a fifty mile round trip to daughters job. Answer ,The design defect that was made here was the wiring period. Whatever is causing this issue is also causing acceleration failure. Disconnect battery positive first ,then negative 10mm. Just replaced it and charged the battery 2 days ago. This time fuse box on top of battery melted.
Next remove part of the stock so the end will fit the new fuse box. This will be the second alternator in 4 yrs. Thanks so much for your help! If it was the wrong gauge or something, it wouldn't melt around the fuse but likely elsewhere or wouldn't provide enough current to cause any damage. Just melted the wire in the fuse box on top of the battery. And I want to sell this car but don't want to be responsible for someone else being stranded. Do I need a new fuse box?? Now for the best part. Had to have car towed back to garage and now waiting to see what they say but I have been told by several people who looked at vehicle it is the fuse box that sits on top of the battery.
After a couple of months of modest use, I had to replace the entire fuse box. Scared it's going to catch fire while I'm driving my daughter to school. No help from Volkswagon and part is expensive! I'm having same problems as everyone? The fuse was holding together. I have already missed 2 days of work. The test for this is voltage drop under load. Why is the wire getting so hot, Could there be a problem with my alternator? The ammeter on the charger was showing very high current for a first couple of hours. None of the electrical parts were working so we had to work from the inside to get the trunk open, and luckily all of my papers from the glove box.
I have only driven 300 miles, put in one tank of gas, and don't know where to turn for help. Now it won't pick up any speed and the rmps just keep going up and the car won't Move, the fuse box is now melted looking for a solution to fix the now melted fuse box. So I listen for any motors, relays, etc. The fuse box melted and I was stranded, had to be towed home. Is there a cheaper fix then 450 for window 600 for fuse is and altenator. Please someone help us consumers get what we deserve back. Consider reinforcing crimped connections with solder.
But I'm too worried to drive my bug farther than I can get towed home. I have this same issue, I have replaced 2 fues boxes in my daughter's 2005 Bettle convertable due to fues melts. The 150 amp fuse melted the fuse box and connection where the alternator wire connects to the fuse box. Happened again 1 week later. Browse other questions tagged or.
I am awaiting to hear back from the Volkswagen corporate office. Own up to this problem Volkswagen I'm tired of being left stranded! Replaced fuse box - don't see how this really a permanent fix if the replacement has same design flaw. I've heard this might help, at least temporarily. And later on that day i went to have it checked, no luck there, they said the battery was smoking. I put one in from Internet that did not work very long.