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2001 Saturn L200

The short wire that goes from battery to fuse control panel box is getting very hot. There is some visible melting on the box itself, but no visible melting or damage on wiring inside. The car had lost all power, but after inspecting this the car will start just fine now. Can anyone tell me what may be causing this wire to heat up?

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Does the A/C compressor run or does it blow the A/C fuse in the under hood fuse box?? If it's blowing the fuse you might have a bad A/C diode located in the underhood fuse block.It looks like a black fuse with a diagram on top of it.Pull it out & replace it & see if the problem is gone.These L series are notorius for having compressor problems,locking up,clutch coils going open.hope this helps

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