If anyone find a permenant solution to the problem let me know. Fuse Box Burned Twice Already Since I Bought The Car Eight Month Ago. This car has a mind of it's own. Volkswagen needs to recall the to parts and pay for them. And one of the 3 times the mechanic said I had to replace a melted fusebox.
I did some research on that and omg there were so many people who had the same problem. Bought a new alternator before I realized what the actual problem was. The head lights flicker and burn out about ever three months My son has a 2001 New Beetle he was driving down the road his battery light came on and the car died, he was able to coast onto a side street and not get hit. I have a 2001 1. Replaced the whole fuse box hooked everything back up. I am having the same issue!!! So after struggling in 102 degree weather to get all the new parts in so I can get to work in the morning I start the car and my epic light is on. It is built into the hazard light button on your dash.
I will be calling everyday and flying to their headquarters in Michigan if I have to do so. Now I Had To Replace The Alternator And Its Getting Really Expensive To Own This Car And Just Mainly Afraid That It Would Catch On Fire While My Wife Is Driving It. I had same problem on my daughters 1998 beetle. The radio was replaced and solved the issue. All of them together didn't make sense.
He said he could get into it more extensively if they kept the car to try to mimic the problem. My cooling fans no longer work along with a plethora of other electrical problems. I have contacted the lawyers involved in this lawsuit. Throttle sensors and crank position senors are the worst. When the fues holder finlly goes, be careful not to drive in traffic, the car will over heat due to the 2nd cooling fan does not run either. Wipers slowly dying out even on fastest setting, and can barely hear heat blowing when turned on full blast; also when starting car immediately after stopping, it doesn't start, but after 5 mins it does start.
Can't wait for the call from the mechanic! I went and had my check engine light read and everything and anything was listed for the code so now I wonder if it has messed up my computer. I just bought a 05 bug I've had it for a month and its been to the shop just about once a week. I never broke down ever in my life. It worked fine for four days then tonight it started doing the same thing it did before I bought the new battery the first time. Good luck decifering the pictures.
The next day I took my kids to the bus stop and came back home. I want them to at least reimburse me for parts and time to fix it. My car isn't safe to drive but it's the only car I have and I can't afford a new to me car. I had it towed this time they looked further into the problem, it turns out the a cable rubbed against the engine block eventually it shorted to ground causing the alternator to blow. Finally was able to travel home. Neat trick make a car that has electrical complaints galore already and then ad what else? My car almost caught fire yesterday.
The fuse box in my 2011 Audi A3 with 29,000 miles also just melted resulting in the loss of all light and turn signal functions. I finally just decided to sell it back to the dealer and not deal with the electrical problem hassles. Replaced the ignition switch and everything was fine, so I thought. This is very costly for a known problem. I would take this viral if something was to happen to her.
We are really frustrated because now we are hearing this is a known issue. Also replaced the alternator wiring harness the rep that I talked to said the cable after time becomes resistant and needs to be replaced. My 19 year old daughter just bought a 2004 Beetle convertible. Today my car started smoking while I was in a drive thru. We thought we had fixed this problem again but my husband drove the car last month and broke down on the way home.