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After being away for a couple months I tried to start my '11

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After being away for a couple months I tried to start my '11 Tiguan. No Luck. At first it appeared the battery was dead so I got a luck. Pulled battery to take to auto parts store, their machine said kaput so I bought a new luck. Local VW mechanic asked if I had both keyfobs...said a dead fob battery could cause that but Tiguan is not keyless start. What do you think?
JA: Did you test the battery with a voltmeter? And have you ever changed one before?
Customer: Keyfob or car battery?
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Just replacing the car battery with a new one.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Just that, according to the guy who kept Tiguan in his garage while I was gone, it started fine every couple weeks until literally the day before I returned.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 1 year ago.

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