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Got up this morning - and nothing. turn the key, and all the dash lights are flashing - but no spark. The car would not even turn over.

Boosted it, and it roared to life without any issues.

I'm guessing it's time for a new battery ?? I bought the '99 used - but it looks like the original battery.

I do not have much knowledge with all the electronics on these cars - so do I just swap the battery with one I buy at a local shop......or do I need to go to the dealer.

Are there any error codes that come up when you take the battery out - and if yes, do they go out on their own - or does the dealer need to clear them

Thanks for any help in advance

Bill
 

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Spoke to service department and they told me that they have to clear all the error codes from the ecu when the battery is replaced.

I thought it was just the radio code that was needed ??

Does this make sense ??
 

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What error codes? I have dismatled my batt numerous times when fitting my sound system... Didn't know there were error codes? Can someone confirm this? :???:
 

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You will get that 'Low voltage' code. Well figures since you have just swapped it out.
It's not going to affect your day to day running.
Just get a friend with a vag com to clear the code when you get a chance.
Certainly not worth a $80 visit to the stealership.
 

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i had a similar situation with the car not starting. put in a new DieHard International in and it was good to go.
 

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if you have an auto you should get them to reset the kickdown point...
 

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I installed the new battery at lunch. Other than the radio code needing to be re entered, everything appears to be running normally.

Thanks for the feedback.

One quick question - when people talk about vag com errors - do these errors show up on the dash as a flashing light - or do you need a vag com to even know there is an error ??

Thanks again
 

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I'm guessing it's time for a new battery ??
Bill, when you go to get a battery, you might want to make sure they test the battery and charging system as is, to confirm you really need a new battery, and to see if there are problems with any other components.

Although it sounds like you're due for one anyway.

Salud 8)

Ooop - I guess I should read the topic line more closely!
 
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