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Battery problems I have a 2000 Golf 4 which was involved in an accident which needed extensive repair works as well as replacement of the battery.. However, after this, twice I found the new batteries dead the next morning.I was thus compelled to open the door manually as the remote would not work. Neither could the car start.

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If its the next morning that you find your battery dead, or after extended periods of not driving the car, there is probably a battery drain occurring somewhere within the electrical system.

I had this same problem with my car and it ended up being that there was short in the alternator. Replaced the alternator, and no more battery drain.

The short could be anywhere and your mechanic will have to pinpoint the problem by going through your entire electrical system. I would only trust a mechanic that specializes in VW's only.

On a side note, before I could get the car to my mechanic, I just kept disconnecting one of the battery terminals when I knew I wouldn't be driving the car for quite a few hours. Keep a wrench handy!!

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Is the earth on your battery lead connected and properly earthed ? it may have been damaged in the accident and overlooked this could be causing your current problem

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