[Vwdiesel] 02 Golf start/die

Matt matt_lisa at sprynet.com
Fri Jun 5 21:13:38 PDT 2009

When you just turn off the engine in the TDI without popping out the  
key, the car is still 'on'.  You have to pull the key in order to shut  
the power off.  Notice when you pull the key that all the lights come  
on for convenience to let you gather your stuff.

If it were me, I'd lock the car and take the key with me (oh, wait,  
that's what I do!).  I think the car was designed to do it that way.


On Jun 5, 2009, at 9:29 PM, LBaird119 at aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 6/5/2009 1:49:47 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> tadc at europa.com writes:
>> 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...
> I've kind of assumed that popping the key out and back not only
> turns off the radio but all of the alarm other than the blinking LED
> on the driver's door.  Just turn it off and leave it and the battery
> went dead a LOT faster than popping it out and in.  Dad originally
> pulled it and set it in the center.  He found no noticeable difference
> in that and leaving it in the ignition, after pulling the key.
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