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05 vw beetle battery fuse panal melted replace it ck all

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05 vw beetle battery fuse panal melted replace it ck all wiring to it .ck fans alternate cable . customer beetle just burned to the ground
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 1 year ago.

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Was the alternator harness from the alternator to the fuse box replaced ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No but I did ck it for resists and felt for warmness also put deli lite on all connection drove it for 10 mile with everthing on we live in 110 deg ax heat after driving it reck. It everything ck out customer said before car cote fire smoke coming from ac switch in dash
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Please answer my replie
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 1 year ago.

the way to check that wire is to perform voltage drop while the alternator is charging and over .100 v drop on the wire resistance is built up which then creates heat and then smoke comes next. there also may have been an issue with the a/c switch inside . bad contact which then high resistance and heat and then smoke

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