So I started searching the web just like every other time we have had issues with this car. A 3-9 amps drain is a hell of a drain and the ecu does stop activated for that long. Question for owners of late-model Volkswagens - My fiance has a 2005 Jetta which she typically drives only on the weekend, meaning it can sit for 6 days or more between being driven. How old is the battery? Changed the battery; it was the original one. You will have to soon anyway. Usually this occurrs after two weeks of being parked, but the last time was after only 8 days. It started two Decembers ago when the battery died after sitting two days, charged it up and ran fine for another month or so and then had to charge it again.
I then started toward my next stop and had reached 25 mph when the side airbag in the driver's seat exploded. They said my battery was fine. I did a little search on the internet and I now see they have a history of brakelight switch failures on Jettas and beetles. Merry Christmas to you and yours! My brake lights go on in the middle of the night, uncharging the battery and every morning I have to get a jump start. I seem to remember the Germans wiring their cars so the radio would work with out the key.
When I called Volkswagen dealer service to repair it, they denied any recall. There was a small noise from the engine compartment and a shutter as the mechanical power steering failed when the engine stalled. Fully charge the battery and tighten and clean all the connections. I turned the knob and the problem has now gone away completely. I want to solve this myself because I heard labor on repairing a Volkswagen will cost me a ton of money.
Battery draw will be less because the solenoid is disconnected but will remain constant. If this had happened on the freeway, a more serious accident could have occurred. In January the battery kept dying. The abs lights were not on while the car was at the last shop before this dealership. Good luck and Merry Christmas! The dealership people are trying to tell me that that is normal for a volkswagen, and that after 10 days, it usually won't be able to start on its own.
This was the fifth time the car has been at the dealers. If the switch stays on when the door is closed, the dome lights stay on until the battery is dead. Be sure all extra lights are off. Vw beetle 1999 battery draining. So is there a possibility that the alternator needs to be replaced?? The best part of all this? But this was never an issue the past 3.
Your new battery now reads 0. I traveled to my next stop and the lights in the back seat went out. The vehicle was not repaired. So the next day I took the battery back to where I bought it and they recharged it saying that the battery was not the problem. We took the car home. The roof would sometimes open of its own accord when I started the car. Find out more about our.
Hi there, You should start with a current draw test, this is where you place an Amp meter between the battery pos + and the battery cable, with doors closed and key out read off the currant draw in Amps, if above say. After the 3rd time they replaced the module that controls the central electrical system I was told this module had been upgraded 9x by vw since my 07 vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a independent mechanic where the vehicle was diagnosed but the technician could not find the failure. I was told to take the car home and that was that. I called a volkswagon repair shop and they said there was a recall on it and I should not have to pay.
They make contact with the turning armature inside the alternator. Tony answered 5 years ago for more clarification my all interior lights still power on, and the exterior lights work too, but the headlights are getting dimmer each time I try, I think. Thank you very much for sharing this enlightening fact. Normally you'd check for circuits by measuring amperage with car off or pull fuses to isolated the draw, but yours is so bad, it must be a big wire somewhere Hello again, well i just did a test on my battery now that it is charged and good to go, i removed my power cable off the battery and switched my voltmeter to 10A and took a reading a found that somewhere in my car i am pulling 3. Sep 16, 2012 check for any current is consume after the car is park, see for that any of the car electriacl component is consuming current which make the battery dry up or dead. Battery light luminated and engine stalled.
Kept the car one week. We are now starting it up every few hours, and when it goes dead, we jump it and run it until it's recharged. If nothing is found, then the problem probably lies beyond. Then again, so could associated wiring. A fully charged battery will run the radio for days and still have enough power to start the car. They came again, tested battery, said battery being drained; said it's not alternator.