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2004 vw beetle 2.0/ alt putting out 14.4, battery shows 12v and dropping. replaced blown and melted 110 fuse. 4ga wire overheated. Could nthis continue to be the culprit?

The wire that had overheated was on the fuse panel on top the battery compartment was black and closest to the + terminal. What does it go to? Or has anyone had that box melt/

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You have a short some where between your alt and battery. find it quickly. the next thing will be your alt frying itself.

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Hello and welcome to FIxYa!
Putting on wrong fuses on the box can cause this. It can be a faulty wiring too that's why it melted. You may need to replace the relays too for it can be the issue. You can't check the relay for it's sealed so replacement is really necessary. It's best to have it looked by an expert auto electrician too for this may need an on hand trouble shooting.
Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa! Have a good one!

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