[Vwdiesel] 02 Golf start/die

Tad tadc at europa.com
Fri Jun 5 13:48:50 PDT 2009

Last time I turned they key off and left it in (while changing the oil) it
was dead the next morning.

I've heard that even with no key the alarm draws more power disarmed than
armed, but I've never measured it for myself...

On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 1:06 PM, <LBaird119 at aol.com> wrote:

> In a message dated 6/5/2009 10:57:16 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> tadc at europa.com writes:
> > Just another thought - if he's not arming the alarm, that could be part
> > of the problem.  Apparently the alarm system draws quite a bit more power
> if
> > you just leave it unlocked/unarmed.
> >
> > Re: the battery tender, even if he would just hook it up once every month
> > or so(or even once a season), that would probably do the trick.
> >
> >
>  If you turn it off and leave the key it'll go dead in a few days.  He's
> out in the country so the key stays in, unlocked but if you pop the
> key and reinsert it the draw drops and it'll go for 2 weeks to a month.
>  Most newer cars use way more power just sitting than cars of 15 or
> more years ago.
>  If he ony connected a tender every month or so he'd have a dead
> battery half the time.  We both figure the battery was getting weak
> so a new one should help that.  It looks like it was the original.
>     Loren
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