Also I had a terrible time finding a battery, and ended up at the dealer. I have to fill up on coolant every 700 miles or so. Be aware that this is an entire day job for a do-it-yourselfer. It was shocking how quickly it went up in flames. The one in the manual shows the air filter box right in front of where the air filter box is in your picture and shows the battery box sitting right where your air filter box is. My left rear passenger door lock wouldn't lock when I lock the car. The dealer performed a diagnostic which located the failure at the battery.
The recommendation may vary according to the plug manufacturer. The mechanic stated that the ignition lock assembly was faulty, also the battery was eplaced. Unclip wiring harness from plenum chamber to make room for battery to come out 5. From the first year of purchase to this current date, I've experienced the sunroof opening on it's own during winter months. The next dealer proved no better at finding the problem and also tried to sell us tires we did not need. Rinse tray and clamps with baking soda water if corroded.
Then disconnect positive B+ terminal from battery positive + post. There was also approximately four inches of water under the driver's seat. In the stock battery setup may be a Passat death wish. You should now be able to see the entire battery. Not worth putting money into the car.
Do the same with the positive terminal. On my passat 2008 there is also a fuse box on the passenger side Need to open the door to access the side of the dash. It is mounted inside the water pump assembly which is essentially buried in the front of the engine. Roy answered 5 years ago I was looking for this answer recently myself. Warranty consists of 3 years free replacement. I looked at the manual also and it shows the one I was taking about.
It may take a third hand to help hold cables and hoses out of the way when you go to put the new battery in. So I talked to the dealership service guy, he told me the battery had low voltage. Check the customer's vehicle, battery installation could take up to 45 minutes. Then stalled in the middle of the highway with little room to reach the shoulder. While at a traffic light, the vehicle began to lose power without warning. The battery is centered on the firewall so you need to reach a bit to remove it. There is also a fuse box in the engine compartment 2 over each other next to the battery compartment.
Symptoms of a bad alternator would be the battery warning light coming on, less than 14V at the battery when the engine is running, or dimming headlights when the electrical load is higher than normal and you know the battery is good. Open the fuse box and start pulling fuses until you find the curcuit that is sucking down all the power, then check out that circuit. You have to take the panel off below the windscreen, it wouldn't move so I gave it a nudge with a screwdriver. Arcing was heard and smoke came from door. I am concerned because it caused my car to be unable to start because it is affecting the electrical components of the car. Testing the alternator See Removing the battery Remove the rubber engine gasket and this piece of plastic trim. To access this fuse box open the driver side door view the dash from the side it is located behind a pull off plastic panel no screws normally just insert a medium size screwdriver inside one of the nootchs and gently pull ou … t.
Now you can pull the plastic cover towards the front of the car and remove it. In addition, the pooling under the drivers seat is troubling since it is a hub for interior electrical equipment. If I leave my 2005 Passat for a week, the battery goes dead. Remove or insulate all rings, necklaces, watches, etc. I would suggest also changing the timing belt as you will be pretty much ripping apart the entire front end of your car to get to the waterpump. The current mileage was approximately 103,000 and failure mileage was approximately 102,000. We recommend changing the battery in Volkswagens every 4 years.
Look for a built-in handle on the battery to help you pull it out. The battery readouts indicated that the battery was fine. The contact's case was filed by the manufacturer. The alarm and locks started working on their own and the vehicle would no longer start. Unclamp the negative, then positive cables and lift the battery out.