Question about 2010 Volkswagen Passat

1 Answer

24 hours ago I helped a fellow VW owner jump start a 2007 Jetta. I went about my business and this morning my Battery was dead. Any ideas on what could have caused my battery to drain? Right now my alternator seams to be issuing a charge. my parking break and Airbag indicator lights came on but went out when I changed the battery.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 978 Answers

Jump start should not have caused it

Posted on Nov 05, 2012

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

DickCanFixIt
  • 948 Answers

SOURCE: my 99 vw jetta will not turn over

Check your battery cables for tightness, especially your ground cable. Now you have a new battery, so you have eliminated that as the source of the problem. Turn on your headlights, do they go out or very dim when attempting to start the car? If so, you have a poor electrical connection somewhere - loose cable, bad cable, possibly bad ignition switch.

Posted on Dec 26, 2008

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: 2000 jetta has multiple alternator and battery failures

In my case, the instrument cluster was bad, causing the MFI display and radio to go haywire and putting a contstant drain on the battery. $760 to have the VW shop replace it. No problems related to the battery or alternator have occurred since.

Good luck.

kendaknapp@aol.com

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: 2000 Jetta Radio is dead after a dead battery jump start

Some German cars have anti-theft device inside to make it useless to steal...check at the dealership to see if jumping the battery will activate this(the car thinks its being stolen) .

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

johnjohn2
  • 5763 Answers

SOURCE: electrical problem with jetta 1990

sounds like a defective alternator, also the battery light should come on when key is first turned on but goes off when car is started,also make sure you have a good ground to alternator body some of these alternators wont charge without the ground. make a ground wire with to connector eye lids, connect one end to alternator and the other to the frame, try thatfirst .

Posted on Jan 25, 2010

Testimonial: "thanks for the reply, i was checking all the grounds and try to clean it because i got some oil inn the engine compartment."

  • 6 Answers

SOURCE: car wont charge battery with new alt. and no shorts in wires.

I got the same car with the same problem it was the belts, drive belt and alternator belt, due to the weather the tention get loos.

Posted on Feb 10, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Battery went dead. Tried jump start. Now it will not turn over. Started fine before battery went dead.


Check battery cables, make sure they are clean and tight on the terminals, may need new battery or charge old one 24 hours @ 2 amps.

Jun 25, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Generator malfunction VW Jetta 2007


You have a alternator going out if you get the car going pull the + cable off if the car dies right away the alternator is bad . (Ase) cert auto tech

Nov 03, 2012 | 2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 Sedan

2 Answers

Hi fellow mechanics, Today I woke-up and my 98


this sounds like you have a battery that is not 100% charged. charge battery or replace it with a new one and this should solve your problem. ( check the age of the battery -- most car batteries are only good for 5 years max ). with a bad battery you should be able to jump start the car ( but sometimes the battery is so dead that it actually draws down the jumper battery to the point where it will not start the car ). as soon as you get a new battery - double check the alternator output to make sure that it is charging the battery.
you can pop the battery out and have it charged and tested by a local battery / auto part shop and they can tell you if in fact the battery is bad.

c...

Jan 05, 2011 | 1998 Volkswagen Beetle

1 Answer

I own a 2000 VW Jetta. Radio completely Dead


Have you checked the radio fuse? You may have blown the fuse when you jumped the car. The fuse box should be out under the hood encased in black plastic.

Jan 06, 2010 | 2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

1 Answer

How to find a shortage on a vw jetta 2002


If you live where it is cold, your battery may need to be replaced . They will discharge with the cold during the night. Try changing the battery or checking your curent one. Install a known good battery that you know is fully charged, start the car and then turn it off leaving it for the night. If it does not start in the morning then you know it is not the battery. More than likely the alternator or regulator.

Dec 29, 2009 | 2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

1 Answer

Battery was dead. I jumped started the 05 vw


press and hold lock button on remote while pointing it at the senser.

Jul 06, 2009 | 2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

2 Answers

My 1991 vw jetta wont start... it makes a ticking noise when i turn the key over .. anyone got any ideas ... the motor was rebuilt about 2 years ago. 14k on the clock.


Sounds like the battery is almost dead, try boosting it with another car or a good battery you may also jump start it if its a standard. If the battery is not dead and your 100% sure of that then I'd say the starter is burned out in which case you have to change the starter.

May 16, 2009 | 1991 Volkswagen Jetta

1 Answer

My 99 vw jetta will not turn over


Check your battery cables for tightness, especially your ground cable. Now you have a new battery, so you have eliminated that as the source of the problem. Turn on your headlights, do they go out or very dim when attempting to start the car? If so, you have a poor electrical connection somewhere - loose cable, bad cable, possibly bad ignition switch.

Dec 24, 2008 | 1999 Volkswagen Jetta

1 Answer

Two days ago my 2001 Yukon would not start; it would only make a clicking noise when I turned the key. I was able to start it by jumping it. I drove it for an hour and when I turned it off it went dead...


It sounds as if your alternator may have gone out. If you take the Yukon by an autoparts shop (Checker, Autozone, etc.), they can run a quick charging system test for you. Good luck!

Jul 21, 2008 | 2007 GMC Yukon Denali

Not finding what you are looking for?
2010 Volkswagen Passat Logo

265 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volkswagen Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75005 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

7711 Answers

Are you a Volkswagen Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...