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  1. B7/NMS Garage
    I have a 2014 Passat 1.8L TSI (SE?). It was made in Chattanooga, TN. After having to do a few jumpstarts on my one-year-old battery, I went to a service shop to have it checked. They told me the alternator and battery were good, but something was probably draining the battery while the car was...
  2. B5 Garage
    Hello good folk from Auckland NZ. Regarding Passat Wagon 2002 VIN WVWZZZ3BZ3E003207 OK... here goes. Firstly thanks in advance for any help you can give. I am totally flummoxed over this one and have searched for an answer til the cows come in! It isn't just a normal battery drain issue. The...
  3. B5 Garage
    2000 1.8T ATW No Mods So I've had an ongoing issue for almost a year and a half with no starts and battery drain issues. I fixed the no start (solenoid issue on starter) but have had the continual draining issues. Finally was able to understand how to do a parastic draw test and of course...
  4. B5 Garage
    Greetings folks. I'm an automotive noob. I know a little bit about a little bit, but not a lot. Most of what I am about to type is from trial and error, reading forums, and talking to mechanic friends. Unfortunately, they're tied up and can't lend a hand until later in the week, so I'm trying...
  5. B5 Garage
    Greetings all, I drive a 2001 VW Passat V6 with 180,000 miles on it. I've been having a battery drain issues for about a month now and I am lost on what is causing the problem. Every 2 or 3 days when I leave everything connected, the battery dies on me. :banghead::banghead: The battery is...
  6. Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    my ignition is draining the battery, and mileage wont turn off? So I got a 96 vr6 passat bought it like 3 weeks ago and the guy told me it had a battery drainage problem and couldn't figure it out. so after a week of tinkering around with it I think I've found the problem but not sure of the...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok im a typical woman and not too sure whats going on and wether these 2 things are conected. I have a passat 1.9 diesel estate 52 plate. Well the car had some trouble starting other day, and the next morning it would not start, the battery was totally dead. Didnt get to fully charge it as had...
  8. B5 Garage
    (2001.5 with 1.8L AWM engine) I have had the P0411 code for the last 6 months or so, and occasionally clear it with a code reader. It comes back within 2 start cycles, even in summer. Yesterday, I decided to do a little investigation before cold weather comes (northern Indiana here). After...
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