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Hi. My car died on me the other day. Someone tested the battery and determined the alternator was bad. As many others have done from other sites I've looked at, they replaced the alternator, only to have the same issue. The dashboard lights went on, then the lights flickered, then the dashboard went blank. After replacing the alternator and having the same issue myself, the fuse box cover was taken off, only to find the black alternator cable was burned at the connector, and there seemed to have even been a small fire. I called a VW dealer, and no one there could give me an answer as to how to fix this, for just replacing the wire and fuse box will create the same problem, as it's something faulty with the system. I saw VW was even sued for this, but I'm sure nothing came of it, as no one was seriously injured or killed. Ugh. Has anyone found a workaround or a solution to getting this part repaired. I need my car for work and appointments, but am hesitant to bring it in somewhere, as this isn't fixing why it's happening in the first place. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.