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Battery is being drained, not sure what could be pulling the current because we even disabled the central locking. nothing wrong with battery been checked. its a VW CARAVELLE 2003 MODEL

When the vehicle stands over the weekend then it wont start without being jump started.

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SOURCE: needs a jump every day

It sounds like the battery has a dead cell in it. Replace the battery. If you have an alarm installed remove the in line fuse from the alarm and see if that stops the battery drain.

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SOURCE: power drains when i start my car vw mk1 golf 1600i 2000 model

Check your alternator and the voltage regulator first. A gas station could do this simple test. Usually it would be a bad regulator which cheaper the petrol (gasoline in the USA).

Posted on Mar 18, 2010

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SOURCE: The battery drains it self

AA or the RAC ---they use failed mechanics trust me on this one ,anyway it could be that you need a new alternator because one of the diodes has packed up so its earthing itself out .Next time you call one out ask if they hold a associated member of the institute of road transport engineers .takes 6 years of college for that exam .Then they might know what their talking about

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SOURCE: my central locking wont work after i changed battery in my 2003 saab key fob. car still starts but no central locking? any ideas

My locks didn't work for after changing my battery so one day I just pushed down my locks and then push the button and mine started working again I did it with all my doors. Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: why wont my 1994 vw golf 1.8 start without a jump or bump start not sure if its the battery as all lights\ sunroof etc work

The first thing you need done is to have the battery load tested and verified as being in good condition,.

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