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2000 vw jetta vr 6..new battery and new alternator..drain battery over night. no obvious draw after jump start. yesterday the electrical system shut down for about one sec. all digital read outs turned off including radio and then on again and i continued driving. couldn't tell if engine stopped. i disconnect ground if i will not drive for more than one day.

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  • greyfox3 May 01, 2010

    i have checked with vw and on line, there are many suggestions but no solutions. i have manuals and mechanics are stumped. thought you might have an answer

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Well VW has had a TSB on this subject for a while but it typically only applies to high temperature states

so I would start with normal diagnoses, follow this...

disconnect the negative battery cable, make sure you have the radio code beforehand

using a test light install in series with the negative battery cable and the negative battery terminal

leave the hood open and any doors open to gain access to the fuse boxes

wait for all systems to shut down and the interior lights go out... this may take over an hour

after which watch your test light...it will be one, indicating a battery drain

then start pulling fuses until the test light goes out
when the light goes out you have found the source of your drain

trace the circuits involved with the fuse and you'll fin your problem without replacing unneeded parts


most of the time I find that the BCM is suspect

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