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Can removing the battery terminals with the key still in the ignition be responsible for damaging the wiring system of my VRG6 golf? This has lead to damage of the coil to the spark plugs.

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In a word.....NO
My daughter has a Jetta..... electrical problems are common in these cars.... remove the key, let the car sit for an hour with the battery disconnected.... connect the battery, turn the key to the run position but DON'T start the engine...... let it sit like that for about 2 minutes.... if there are no issues with the car, is should start right up and run fine after that

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  1. Turn the ignition key to the OFF position. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Wait at least 90 seconds from the time the negative battery was disconnected to start work. CAUTION
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  2. Using a 5mm hexagon wrench, remove the 2 cap nuts and the V-bank cover. Fig. 1: Remove the V-bank cover, a 5mm hexagon wrench will be needed — 1MZ-FE engine 89552g58.gif

  3. Disconnect the ignition coil wiring from the coil being tested. Fig. 2: Disconnect the ignition coil wiring from the component being tested — 1MZ-FE engine 89552g59.gif

  4. Insect the primary coil resistance using an ohmmeter. Measure the resistance (cold) between the positive and negative terminals. Resistance should be between 0.54–0.84 ohms. Fig. 3: Attach an ohmmeter to the positive and negative terminals of the coil — 1MZ-FE engine 89552g60.gif

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