Volkswagen named in class action over fuse box/alternator Aug 24, 2012It sits outside so its exposed to the elements and since we use deicing salt on the roads up here that could have been a contributing factor. Cost was $800, half of that was labour, fwiw. I just Googled VW fuse problems and this came up. Volkswagen named in class action over fuse box/alternator cable assembly | Got a Class Action? Interior Fuse Box Location: 1998-2005 Volkswagen Beetle Click to view0:17If your Beetle is experiencing electrical problems, you should always check the fuses first, because they are relatively easy to check and cheap to change. Some Volkswagens have multiple interior fuse boxes including in the trunk - the video above will show you where the interior fuse box of your 2004 Beetle is located.