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2003 VW Beetle-Replaced factory radio one week ago with aftermarket. 7 days later drained battery. Please help. Is there a code to enter for an aftermarket radio? No interior lights, keyless remote doesn't operate. We boosted it, but the next day, drained again. Battery is about a year old.

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Sounds like its wired up wrong, remove the radio unplug the connector and remove the radio, then check all your fuses must have blown one when radio was installed, after that charge battery and with radio removed see if battery goes dead, if not recheck wiring to radio, common problem with vw aftermarket radio,they are installed wrong,good luck,

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