Difficult to Diagnose Electrical Issues Are Typically Due to Ground Issues on Volkswagen Golf

Electrical issues that are difficult to diagnose—and sometimes intermittent—are typically due to ground wiring issues. The most troublesome ground locations are under the battery or at the engine.

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Average mileage: 120,132 (51,124–160,000)
11 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
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my turn signals stop working whenever i put on the brakes or do not work at all when headlight switch is on. have not found the reason yet but suspect a faulty ground. would be happy to hear if anyone else has this problem
1996 Volkswagen Golf 160,000 mi,
The car won't start put new starter in twice the batterywas put in march alternator is good the lights work hear a clicking but won't turn over
Car quit while driving it cranks but doesn't start . Cleaned elect connects , grounds etc changed crank sensor . Checked timing belt changed coil still no start hate to through it away what can I do to diagnose without speeding a lot and still not running
Turning signals have just begun to keep blowing fuses
it is displaying green light and making some sound i.e alarm