www.tdiclub.com

Economy - Longevity - Performance
The #1 Source of TDI Information on the Web!
Forums Articles Links Meets
Orders TDI Club Cards TDIFest 2016 Gone, but not forgotten VAG-Com List Unit Conversions TDIClub Chat Thank You




Go Back   TDIClub Forums > TDI Model Specific Discussions Areas > VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD)

VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) This is a general discussion about A4/MkIV Jetta (99.5-~2005), Golf(99.5-2006), and New Beetle(98-2006). Both VE and PD engines are covered here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old December 20th, 2012, 02:39   #1
BCKCX2
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Louisiana
TDI(s): 2002 Jetta
Fuel Economy: URL=http://www.fuelly.com/driver/bckcx2/jetta][IMG]http://www.fuelly.com/sig-us/59052.png[/IMG][/URL]
Default Battery drain only when doors locked

Anyone have a idea where to start trouble shooting? 2002 Jetta TDI, my battery will completely drain overnight or after 12 hours at work if I lock the doors. Either with the key in the door, the remote, or the button from the passenger door. If I leave it unlocked though no problems. Thank you any input
__________________

BCKCX2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2012, 06:49   #2
Joe_Meehan
Veteran Member
 
Joe_Meehan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Ohio USA
Fuel Economy: mid-upper 40's city upper 50's - low 60's Highway
Default

A volt meter and a schematic and a few minutes work should find the problem for you.
__________________
Joe Meehan
2002 NB Silver Ohio BAA HUM
Joe_Meehan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2012, 07:13   #3
SyNtAxx
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Philadelphia Suburbs.....
Fuel Economy: 54/45/38
Default

When you lock the car...do you hear the horn beep to signify all doors are locked? If not, maybe one lock actuators is stuck or sticking causing a drain. Just a thought.
__________________
His: 2001 Jetta GLS 5sp. 700+800 Mile Club
RC Stage 2+3 Euro Sprint 520s

Hers: 2004 Jetta GLS Auto
SyNtAxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2012, 09:18   #4
Vince Waldon
Veteran Member
 
Vince Waldon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Default

There's a factory TSB on how to quickly track down current drains, using a multimeter across the fuses, so you don't wake any sleeping modules and chase red herrings. The old-skool method of pulling all the fuses and measuring the current at each fuse doesn't work as well.

Searching "current drain TSB" or something like that would probably help you find the threads here.
__________________
Vince Waldon Edmonton AB Canada

Note: The above is to the best of my knowledge- but at the end of the day simply interweb opinion, worth EXACTLY what you paid for it, and if used done so at your own risk.
Vince Waldon is online now   Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2012, 11:43   #5
BCKCX2
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Louisiana
TDI(s): 2002 Jetta
Fuel Economy: URL=http://www.fuelly.com/driver/bckcx2/jetta][IMG]http://www.fuelly.com/sig-us/59052.png[/IMG][/URL]
Default

I did check the amp pull using my meter between the battery and the positive cable and all was good. It seems to be intermediate, was hoping someone had this happen before with a quick fix. I'll keep looking thank you
__________________

BCKCX2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2012, 11:52   #6
n1das
TDIClub Enthusiast
Veteran Member
 
n1das's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Nashua, NH, USA
Fuel Economy: Who cares? It's a DIESEL! Great fuel economy comes as a bonus!
Exclamation

The CAN bus isn't going to sleep, i.e., going into low current standby mode, after a period of inactivity like it should. Something is keeping the CAN bus alive when it should be in sleep mode. Check for one of more broken wires in the wire harness to the driver's door, the usual culprit.

Good luck.
__________________
David Sterrett, N1DAS
2014 BMW (F10) 535d XDRIVE M-Sport, 255hp & 413 lb-ft of AWD stomp 'n go fun!
2012 BMW (E70) X5 XDRIVE35d, 265hp & 425 lb-ft of AWD stomp 'n go fun!
Member SSBMWO

Why DIESEL is better:
http://webpages.charter.net/lmarz/emissions.html
http://webpages.charter.net/lmarz/efficiency.html
http://webpages.charter.net/lmarz/performance.html
http://webpages.charter.net/lmarz/emissions2014.html
http://webpages.charter.net/lmarz/emissions2016.html
n1das is online now   Reply With Quote
Old December 21st, 2012, 17:33   #7
BCKCX2
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Louisiana
TDI(s): 2002 Jetta
Fuel Economy: URL=http://www.fuelly.com/driver/bckcx2/jetta][IMG]http://www.fuelly.com/sig-us/59052.png[/IMG][/URL]
Default

Thanx will go hunting.
__________________

BCKCX2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Relay chatter when doors locked cada VW MKV-A5 Golf/Jettas 0 October 29th, 2012 10:40
Dead battery = locked out jcrews TDI 101 22 December 5th, 2007 11:11
Re: Horn No Longer Beeps When Doors Are Locked compu_85 VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) 0 October 5th, 2005 14:27
Re: Horn No Longer Beeps When Doors Are Locked spyglass VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) 6 October 5th, 2005 12:08
Horn No Longer Beeps When Doors Are Locked PDJetta VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) 6 September 19th, 2005 04:14


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:37.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright - TDIClub Online LTD - 2017
Contact Us | Privacy Statement | Forum Rules | Disclaimer
TDIClub Online Ltd (TDIClub.com) is not affiliated with the VWoA or VWAG and is supported by contributions from viewers like you.
1996 - 2017, All Rights Reserved
Page generated in 0.15334 seconds with 11 queries
[Output: 80.51 Kb. compressed to 69.78 Kb. by saving 10.73 Kb. (13.33%)]