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My 2008 vw rabbit started with battery light coming on then every light on dashboard came on. eventually car shut down. checked battery it tested as good. replaced alternator. car started right up but lights didnt reset and then car died again. any suggestions?

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Do you have alot of keys on your key ring try taking your key off and use it by itself if it has a special key or remote it could have gone bad

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Sounds like you have a gremlin running around under the hood, just kidding. The check engine light was probably caused by a failing sensor, or it could have been a loss of oil pressure due to the old oil. If the problem never returns then I think it is safe to say it was a loss of oil pressure, but if it is a failing sensor this will occur again. When and if it does happen again do not reset the computer, take the car to an autozone(they diagnose check engine lights for free) if you have one around you. The diagnostic will tell you exactly what sensor has caused this, but if you reset the computer ther is nothing to diagnose. And a dealer or shop can charge 60-90 dollars for the diagnsis. Based on my expirence if it is a sensor it is probably the MAP(Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor) this sensor is probably the only one that will completly shut down the car, most other sensors will fail and your check engine light comes on but the car stays running.

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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.

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Either you threw a belt or the alternator went bad. Your symptoms sound like alternator...you were running on the battery till you ran out of power.

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turn off radio to keep from losing code.remove negative battery cable.disconnect wires from alternator .mark wires with tape to be sure they go back in the same place.loosen belt tension remove belt .if you have VR6-AAA-ENGINE remove the belt tensionsr from cylinder head .remove alternator adjustment bolt followed by pivot bolts .slowly lift alternator from bracket.smile take a deep breath dont need many tools.all you need is the basic tools. basic 3/8 socket set and open -close box end wrenches 13 up to 18 metrics.

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