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Replace battery warning light

Had new battery and alternator
didnt know there was a problem with either because the battery light does not work. is it easy to replace???

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    My battery is totally dead too.... and no warning light comes on. Nor is there a warning sound, like all the other alerts on a vw. Weird.

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If it is in the instrument cluster U will have to pull the cluster to get at the bulb, make sure the problem is the bulb, I have never seen one burn out, most times it is either a loose connection at the bulb or the indicator signal wire at the alternator.

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