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Battery drains after 1 week

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650 milliamp is too much. The Beetles had problems with the microswitches in the door latches that tell the convienience module if the doors are opened or closed. If it doesn't see the right signal the computer wont go into sleep mode an it will stay powered up draining the battery. VW techs can check the output of these switches to see if they are working right with their scan tools.

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Try to isolate the problem. If the current flow is between the fuse block and the window switch you may be grounding somewhere between. Next check the window switch. If there is current flow across the switch when not being used, replace the switch. There should be no current at the window motor until the switch is engaged. On the other hand, you could just buy one of those solar powered battery chargers for about $40 to keep the battery up and not worry about it until something fails.

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

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SOURCE: battery on mercedes A140 drains. I drove the car

aftermarket stereo? dome lights? car alarm? Use a multimeter and see what fuse has power draw when car is off.

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

SOURCE: parasitic key off battery drain, how to fix

Keep the ammeter in series with the battery with everything off. take out each fuse in turn and note any change to the the residual current drain. The fuse that when pulled out results in a drop in the current drain will identify the guilty circuit. Interior glove box and trunk lights are classics for staying on when they should be off, often the contact brackets get bent and so not longer push the switch as far as they should to break connection. Good hunting

Posted on May 26, 2010

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SOURCE: Key fobs will not function.

  • The first thing is to make sure the battery was a good one. Cheap batteries will not do for an FOB.
  • Make sure there is no corrosion on the terminals that connect to the battery inside the FOB.
  • I am surprised that the FOB worked after replacing the batteries. The S Type usually need a reprogramming. You may need the dealer for this but I do know how to program a FOB for an S Series Jaguar.
  1. Turn the ignition on and off ( don't start the car, just put the ignition clear forward and back) 8 times with in a 10 second time frame. This will put the security system into programming mode.
  2. Now push any button on the FOB transmitter you want the system to recognize.
  3. Now switch off the ignition.
  4. Repeat for each FOB transmitter you want to program.
  • Should the reprogramming not work the you may need have the FOB(s) replaced or repaired from the dealership. Jaguar S Type Jaguar FOBS have had their issues with static electricity knocking the programming out and at times ruining them.

Regards, Tony

Posted on May 16, 2011

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