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2000 beetle battery

When my beetle sits for more than a couple of days without being driven the battery dies. When I hook up the jumper cables it sounds like it starts but just as soon as I let off turning the key the car dies. This happened before. Last time I could not get it to jump off and had to call a mechanic. He had trouble and had to just keep trying for 30 min. Finally the car jumped. Now its happened again! And I have tried for hours. Now what?

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  • airstream412 Feb 04, 2009

    The battery was replaced after the first time this happened and the battery is only about a month old now.

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Hi

Sounds like your battery, have you had it heavy discharge tested ?

Get the alternator charging rate tested if battery tests OK.

Good Luck !

Please give a FixYa rating !

John.

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

  • John Quinn
    John Quinn Feb 04, 2009

    Hi



    Sounds like your ignition switch is playing up, if you say it runs, until you let off the key, something is wrong here.



    Do you think that the ignition could possibly still be on with the key out ? which would explain the flat battery ?



    Let me know what you think ?



    John.



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