High mileage driver found
I realize you are electrical Jesus, but you do lack reading comprehension. Another shop replaced that fuse panel twice. I replaced the cable after fuse panel #2 (again, not replaced by me) cooked itself. I replaced the cable because I can use a multimeter and determined it had high resistance. That fixed the problem, the problem has not returned. On that particular car, or any of the other cars I have replaced the corroded and green, rotten alternator cables on. Green inside a wire generally indicates corrosion, and corrosion causes resistance. I'm sure, being the prophet of all things electrical, that you already know that.I read the post, but I also thought it funny the guy that sees hundreds of Beetles never bothered to figure out what the real problem was because he said he did not have time. After the 2nd or maybe 3rd one I saw, I would have sorted out 100% what the problem was.
Have a good night, electrical Jesus. I hope one day my automotive abilities can measure up to yours, but in the meantime, I'm just going to have to settle with being a capable and successful VW master technician.