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    After a two year layup, I dusted off my Jetta and started bringing it back to life. Between deployments and underway schedules it wasn’t smart to keep my Jetta running in the roads here in the PNW. Now I have discovered I have a problem. I dropped a new battery in, and found that the car won’t stay charge red for more than a day. Read the alternator and it’s pushing 14.5 v, and pulled all the lights on the interior just in case it was a voltage leak from my leds. Still no joy. Now I’m kind of worried cause I need the car to hold a charge for at least 5 days to ship it to my next duty station. Anyone here have any ideas to help me fix my problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by poke4802 View Post
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    After a two year layup, I dusted off my Jetta and started bringing it back to life. Between deployments and underway schedules it wasn’t smart to keep my Jetta running in the roads here in the PNW. Now I have discovered I have a problem. I dropped a new battery in, and found that the car won’t stay charge red for more than a day. Read the alternator and it’s pushing 14.5 v, and pulled all the lights on the interior just in case it was a voltage leak from my leds. Still no joy. Now I’m kind of worried cause I need the car to hold a charge for at least 5 days to ship it to my next duty station. Anyone here have any ideas to help me fix my problem?
    sounds like you have an excessive parasitic draw. You're going to need a DVOM to pinpoint the wource of the draining battery. Here's a good video on explaining how to perform a draw test. If you can't do this test and find the problem before shipping it you could always pull the negative cable while it's in transit.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF1gijj03_0
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