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internal88, VW Mechanic
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My son had a dead battery, he replaced & now has no power

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my son had a dead battery, he replaced & now has no power steering
JA: Did you test the battery with a voltmeter? And have you ever changed one before?
Customer: yes battery was tested first. he has replaced a battery before
JA: What is the model/year of your VW?
Customer: 2006 passat
JA: Are you fixing your Passat yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: no he is out of town and cannot repair himself. he asked me if i ever heard of this happening b4, he saw on line that people have had issues & where told steering column needs to be replaced? thats crazy?
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  internal88 replied 9 months ago.

Hello, I'm Brandon - VW tech.

This is normal after disconnecting the battery. The car will take about 1 mile of driving the car will have recalibrated itself. If it still does not work then the vehicle will need to be plug into a Ross tech (VW) scanner to be reset.

No need to change or replace anything in the car.

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