[Vwdiesel] Passat Battery

Lee Hillsgrove, Sr. lee.hillsgrove at gmail.com
Thu Dec 18 20:04:34 PST 2008

  Not sure on the battery question, but BE CAREFUL with the jump starter!

 It's a known shortcoming that the gauge clusters on the B4 Passats
are VERY sensitive to low voltage. A weak battery can fry the cluster
and they are unobtanium. This is why, when you look at Passats for
sale of that vintage, so many have inaccurate or abnormally low
mileages on the odometer. The clusters died and have been replaced.
 I know someone used to be able to fix them, but I've lost that info a
computer or two ago. You might be able to find more info on Fred's.

 Just a heads-up, in case you weren't aware...


On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 10:44 PM,  <LBaird119 at aol.com> wrote:
>  Looks like the battery doesn't like the cold as well as I do.  Had
> to borrow the big charger from the orchard and boost start it 2
> of the last 3 days.
>  Before I go stand in the cold trying to think at the end of the day,
> does anybody know if a group 48 battery fits in place of the spec'd
> group 41?  An online chart lists it as 7/8" longer and 11/16" taller.
> Was in Wal Mart today and both are $66 but the 48 is 800CCA (CA?
> didn't put my glasses on) and the 41 was 650.  They even had a 49
> (Audi 5KTD) for the same price!  :-)
>    Loren
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