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

Volkswagen Golf Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999

Average Mileage: 115,374 mi (51,124 mi - 160,000 mi)


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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    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

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  • Turning signals have just begun to keep blowing fuses

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