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Flat battery hello,since last few days by mark 3 golf automatic 1.8 on R reg battery is flat all the time,no matter for how long i drive and for how long i leave the car running but as soon as i switch off the car then battery will be flat straight away seems like car is not charging the battery and engine sound is kinda changed as well so please help me.thanks

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  • lumpyleaps Feb 25, 2009

    My Battery is always dead, although I have had it checked and it is fine. Also my key/ ignition won't take. I think the two are linked, as though the ignition keeps draining the battery whenever the car is stopped / not on. It's getting really bad as I can't go anywhere that I cannot hill start from.



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Check and see if the BELT to the generator is still ON& "TIGHT" and change the battery-then worry about the generator if that didnt help...;)

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