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What is this? A fuse box?

SteveBrickNJ

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2003 VW Beetle went dead. The AAA Battery Service guy said he did not want to attempt to jump start it because of this looking in need of servicing...
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Clamman73

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There might be something unrelated going on…i don’t know but check this out.
 

SteveBrickNJ

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Original Poster
There might be something unrelated going on…i don’t know but check this out.
I read it. Thank you for sharing that. The car in the article was a 2001. There was a class action lawsuit. The VW corporation re-did the design in 2002 so it should not be the answer regarding my daughter's 2003.
My daughter's VW was so blazing hot a couple of weeks ago,
The first thermostat that was put in worked for 24 hours and then we were back in the blazing hot problem again.
The mechanic said it must have been "defective" and he put in another one.
Now 2 weeks late this problem.
I'm done with THAT mechanic.
My daughter's car will be evaluated by someone else tomorrow.
@Clamman73 , I am grateful for your help.
Tomorrow I will let you know what happens ;)
 
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SteveBrickNJ

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The car is being evaluated by a business I've gone to for over a decade....
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They say my theory of the car's coolant system failing twice causing a melted fuse box cover and melted wires is wrong.
Wrong. Wrong Wrong.
It has to be an electrical issue that caused the WIRES to melt like that.
A new fuse box is being delivered to them at 1pm.
We'll likely need a new battery as well.
 

SteveBrickNJ

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End result, $423 which reflects 1)Labor 2) A new battery 3)A new fuse box
Mr. Tire's Representative stated: "There was an electrical shortage in the battery, causing the alternator to compensate and thus the alternator over charged...over compensated...that caused the burned wires associated with the fuse box"
Thank you @Clamman73
You were a great help !
 
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