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Forum Name: Electronics
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Topic: battery replacement
Posted By: Superman
Subject: battery replacement
Date Posted: 13-Jan-2017 at 12:44
The battery in this car was the biggest PITA to change, it is literally buried in there and it took me and a friend two hours to replace it.

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Posted By: eddycooper
Date Posted: 14-Jan-2017 at 00:26
Agreed. I ended up having to buy a new cowl cover because I broke it trying to take out the battery. That cowl cover must be the flimsiest piece of plastic on the whole car.


Posted By: RobG
Date Posted: 14-Jan-2017 at 11:30
Same. It wouldn't be so bad if it was top clamped or something, but having to dig down for that damn bolt that holds it in the bottom.

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Posted By: Superman
Date Posted: 14-Jan-2017 at 13:18
Yeah, the bending of the cowl was the only solution that I could see other than the removal of it or the strut tie bar, my cowl didn't break though fortunately.

I used an "OBD memory saver" to keep all my electronics alive during the change to the new battery.

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Posted By: Superman
Date Posted: 14-Jan-2017 at 13:19
...I must add that the original battery lasted 14 years which is amazing.

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Posted By: GS535i
Date Posted: 13-Feb-2017 at 00:03
When the next battery dies ( hopefully in another 14 years hahahaha), get a cheap puller ( find one on ebay) and remove the wiper arms: then, the cowl cover lifts straight off, and the battery comes out no problem --- also, perfect clear field to clear leaves/pine needles/etc out of the area, especially under the ECU/fuse panel.

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Posted By: orangeokie
Date Posted: 14-May-2017 at 22:52
Originally posted by GS535i

When the next battery dies ( hopefully in another 14 years hahahaha), get a cheap puller ( find one on ebay) and remove the wiper arms: then, the cowl cover lifts straight off, and the battery comes out no problem --- also, perfect clear field to clear leaves/pine needles/etc out of the area, especially under the ECU/fuse panel.


Wo mama! Worth the price of admission. You must be a VW technician at a dealership!

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Posted By: JayTheSnork
Date Posted: 14-May-2017 at 22:58
naw, lookit his sig - he's got two B5s.


Posted By: orangeokie
Date Posted: 26-Mar-2018 at 00:03
Originally posted by GS535i

When the next battery dies ( hopefully in another 14 years hahahaha), get a cheap puller ( find one on ebay) and remove the wiper arms: then, the cowl cover lifts straight off, and the battery comes out no problem --- also, perfect clear field to clear leaves/pine needles/etc out of the area, especially under the ECU/fuse panel.







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