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  1. Alternator Workshop message and Red Battery Light

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    I have had problems since last August after replacing alternator. Finally found mechanic who said the alternator was not working right. Would work for first 10 mins then shut off and power was drawing from battery. Got new alternator and 2nd day the alternator workshop message came on and red...
  2. B5.5 weird battery light issue

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have an 01 V6 passat. I just bought the car a few weeks ago and on the way home from work this morning the battery light and alternator workshop script appeared in the cluster. I took it to the auto shop to get the battery and alternator checked. Both came back with good results so I'm...
  3. "Alternator Workshop!" message displayed only on start up

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Yesterday, for three startups in a row my 02 1.8T displayed the battery warning light immediately on startup and then seconds later the text display read "ALTERNATOR WORKSHOP!". Now, I assume that the Germans wrote this message. And based on my experience with these German engineers thus far...
  4. "Alternator Workshop" error message & battery

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    "Alternator Workshop" error message & battery light w/ alarm I posted this a while back and nobody knew what it was, so I'll try again. My 2000 GLX is intermittently throwing an Alternator Workshop message on the readout while flashing the battery light and making a very annoying alarming...
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