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2009 Passat. Appears the battery is dead. How do I get into

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2009 Passat. Appears the battery is dead. How do I get into the car? Thanks. Ted, Toronto, ON
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Matt replied 5 years ago.


This sounds to me like the battery is flat -

A flat battery means you can't get the deadlock or alarm system to release its grip
I'd start by charging the battery - as you can't get into the car the easiest way to do this is jack the car up so you can get under the front.

locate the starter motor and the large power cable that runs to it - connect the positive battery charger lead to this terminal

then connect the charger negative lead to the metal of the engine block

This should complete the charging circuit and get some power into the battery allowing you into the car

Edited by 350matt on 12/26/2010 at 1:27 PM EST
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