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    1981 Vw rabbit has melted parking light fuse, doest show a charge and the radio goes off and on when I flick certain lights. (Brights, turn signal, brake) I bought a new alternator and it wasthe same thing. Volts read good on battery but lnce i jump it and turn it on the volt readout diminishes. I need help.

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    Re: electricsl issues

    Have you replaced the grounds from the battery to the frame and the frame to the engine/tranny with new cables with ends?
    Melted the Fuse or the fuse blew, they are 2 different issues.

    So you are saying after you start the car the battery light stays on, even if you blip the throttle to 1200 rpms for a few seconds?

    If the Battery is bad, as in Bad or low on charge, then it might not charge....

    Need you to go through the fuses one at a time and see it they are blown.
    Take one out, look at it and then meter it, good return bad replace and move on.

    What was the Amperage of the fuse that blew as that sounds as of you have a direct short to ground between the 12V for the parking lights.

    If you leave the "parking light Switch off what happens?
    What do Divorces, Great Coffee and Cars all have in common?
    They all Start with good GROUNDS.
    Replace all of them that you can, 99 percent of flakiness will disappear.


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    Re: electricsl issues

    It turned out to be a drain in the radiator relay. I removed it causr i have a manual fan switch. Good charge now and no drain. All lights work. Also put a ground strap to my alternator cause it didn't have one and it seemed like it wouldn't hurt. Went ahead and got new relays for other stuff juat for good measure. I did redo all grounds. Thanks for the reply. So the moral of the issue is check your relays and grounds. I guess.

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