New to the site, I'm frustrated out of my mind with this problem. I've had my 01' passat for a year now, and I absolutely love driving it, good thing too, because I would have sold it by now if it wasn't such a great drive. About 3 months ago, my battery started to drain over night down to nothing. I just had it in to the shop and had the drain traced to fuse 14, which seems to be a common problem with this model. The battery is brand new, as are the cables.
I noticed that my alarm doesn't sound when I lock the car with the key anymore (which it used to do). I also pulled fuse 14 and came back the next day and it started fine. So does this mean the alarm is faulty? How the heck do I fix this? I've also read that people have common issues with the comfort control module from moisture getting under the drivers seat. I ripped up everything and it is still bone dry under there.
I just found a thread today on another site that says my aftermarket cd deck can cause this problem because of "clips" that are not seated correctly. Can anyone go into more detail on this? I had my cd deck pulled out several times over the last few months to replace a fuse and I also had subwoofers installed by best buy. This seems like a promising answer.
I've searched all over and made calls, no one seems to be able to give me a straight answer. Please help me get back on the road!