HELp!!! 2003 Audi TT Alternator Fuse wire gets HOT!

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JohnyB1978

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Driving home the other day and the yellow Batt light came on. Car died shortly after. I popped hood and could smell something melting. The fuse box that sits above the battery was melting. I noticed the one coming off the alternator was the one causing the problem.

I sent for a new fuse box and reconnected the wires. The same wire coming from the alternator gets hot quick. Any ideas what could be causing this wire to get extremely hot? Possibly a bad alternator?

Thanks!
 
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Replace the cable from the alt to the fuse box... it has a poor mechanical crimp on the wire and is causing resistance.... the more amps you push through that resistance, the hotter it gets.

Also, we live in a proper society here, please post an Auto-Scan. ;)
 
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Extremely common issue on the Audi, VW Skodas etc of that era that use the same battery top fuse box. Solution is what Jeff said above
 
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