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zanne101 November 5th, 2018 12:54

2002 Golf battery
I am having a hard time figuring out which battery will work in my Golf. The battery in now is very large (12x7x7approx) but when i check around, all the batteries suggested for my car are very small. Will these work to fit in the battery area?
I was looking at Walmart's Value Power group 65 (seems to have the correct V & amp), but I was told to get the Maxx H5, group 47.
I am on a tight budget so don't want to go to a VW dealer or let the local guys order an expensive one.
Anyone replaced their older Golf battery recently?

Alchemist November 6th, 2018 09:40

The battery you need is an H7, which is also known as group 94R.

In my experience, most of the look-ups in parts stores are wrong, and the dealers are not much better.

oilhammer November 6th, 2018 09:45

The dealer actually sells the correct battery at a competitive price.

The H7 is a common battery. Dodge Caravans and Chevy Silverados use them.

It is NOT an H5/47. That is two sizes too small.

turbocharged798 November 7th, 2018 17:22

Interesting, did not know that caravans and Silverados used H7s. That explains why almost everyone has one is stock.

Vince Waldon November 7th, 2018 19:26


Originally Posted by oilhammer (Post 5455626)

It is NOT an H5/47. That is two sizes too small.

OP: your diesel has much higher compression than a gasser and needs a right-sized battery to turn 'er over in the mornings. Don't let someone sell you the wrong one just 'cause a chart tells them it should fit. Odds are they may be looking at the gas engined-version of whatever vehicle they are looking up. :)

1854sailor November 8th, 2018 07:25

I've only ever replaced our '01 Golf's battery with new ones from the dealer. Currently on only the third in seventeen years...

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