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1998 VW Golf battery was replaced and battery indicator light will not turn off

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Hmm sounds like your alternator could be going or it might have lost its programming when you disconnected the battery. Im not sure if on the 98's they came with a programming code for this. But from what i see in the haynes repair manual it says that when the battery is replaced it can be 25-50 starts the engine or battery light will come on. But to tell if your alternator is going try this start your car and then disconnect the positive cable of your battery. If your car dies, you need to replace your VW Golf Alternator. if it doesnt then it most likely needs to just wait 25-50 starts. But this is indicated by the light flashing upon startup then constant. and being its a golf you cant really reset the computer yourself after the battery change to get rid of this.
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Its telling you that it probably wasn't the battery but that there is a problem in the charging system. Have your alternator checked. good luck

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