I left my car for 4 weeks - battery was dead when I got back. Jumped it this morning - everything worked fine. Ran it for 30min, and then tried to restart - no go. Having no immediate alternative, I called AAA and they came out to jump and "test" my new battery (the battery is 6 months old). Anyway, after telling me my battery was bad, he proceeded to disconnect my terminals, clean them, and then spray to limit corrosion. Somewhere in this process, my car's TB configuration must have been hosed, because after I started the car, it was lunging and cutting out when trying to accelerate. Just had it towed home. When I started the car at home, it threw the p1545 code. I was reminded of a similar incident 8 years ago involving the throttle body adaptation. That time, the dealer convinced me to replace the TB - probably a stupid move considering it probably only needed to be re-configured.
Anyway, I read on a PW thread that it may be possible to re-adapt the TB using a manual procedure. Something like opening the driver's door, the hood and then putting the key in the accessory position for 2 minutes. The directions were a tad bit vague, and it was entirely unclear if it would even work with my car (v6 99). Anyone have any advice? The last thing I want to do is take my car to VW to be charged $100 for 5min worth of computer time. I have an email into someone on the vag-com list, but I don't know how up-to-date that is.