What electrical can drain a car battery?
Even while your car is off, your battery provides power to things like the clock, the radio, and the alarm system. These things shouldn’t have a major impact on your battery. What may drain a car battery when it’s off, however, are things such as interior lights, door lights, or even bad fuses.
Is it bad to leave your key in the ignition?
Yes, leaving the key in the ignition will drain the battery dead in just a few days. In addition to that the constant power running through the ignition coil itself can cause the coil to overheat and get damaged. Just pull the key out and then reinsert and it will not drain the battery.
How often do you change the key fob on a Volkswagen Passat?
Volkswagen Passat key fobs are battery operated. Every two years or so, or when the battery is low, you may need to change the key fob battery. Here is all the information you need. The type of battery you need is a CR-2032. The average price for this battery is about $5. You can get it online here or at Home Depot, Walmart, Autozone, etc.
What to do if you lose your Volkswagen Passat key?
Generally speaking, you have three options: First, call an automotive locksmith that offers a mobile service for Volkswagen Passat cars. We can help you with that. Second, tow the car to the dealer. Third, order a key online and have the dealer or locksmith cut and program (if necessary) it for you.
Why does my Volkswagen Jetta battery keep draining?
It died about 10 weeks ago and the battery started draining 6 weeks after that. I’ve read that dead radios can drain the battery. So I had a new radio installed by Car Toys, but the problem did not stop. The mechanics said they found nothing with the radio that would be draining my battery. I’ve tried locking the car at night. I’ve been over
When did the non transponder Passat key come out?
Non-Transponder Keys: 1990 to 1999. Please keep in mind that while some keys or key fobs may look the same, they have different capabilities/frequencies/keyways. Therefore, having the right key or key fob is essential. Already have your key?