Passat battery - VW Forum :: Volkswagen Forum
VW Forum VW Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   VW Forum :: Volkswagen Forum > Volkswagen Models > Other Models > Passat

Passat VW Passat - This is the discussion forum for the VW Passat (VW Passat Forum, Volkswagen Passat Forum, Volkswagen Passat) is the premier Volkswagen Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-07-2008, 07:29 AM
Points: 2,719, Level: 31 Points: 2,719, Level: 31 Points: 2,719, Level: 31
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 12
Question Passat battery

I have a 2003 Passat V6 wagon and I took it in to have a heater issue repaired. While at the dealer, they wound up giving me a long laundry list of things that supposedly needs to be replaced. One of them was the battery. It is the original battery and still works fine, but they said it needs a new one & will cost $180 from the dealer. Since its the original one and about 5yrs old, I figured that is probably about time for a new one.

However, I do have an aftermarket stereo, Polk speakers and an Amp installed in the trunk. The dealer told me that since I have an amp in it now, I need a capacitor installed by a place like Best Buy (about $120). Otherwise, the new battery will not last long either cause the amp will really drain it or something.

The local stereo shop I got the amp installed told me I should get a special "red top optimum" battery & it handles amps better. Its gel filled instead of lead acid so this is apparently the reason. Its also cheaper. I got the stereo from Crutchfield and have asked around their forum as well and they are saying I don't really need the capacitor either and recommended some other batteries designed for this amp situation as well & are a lot cheaper as well.

For now, I did not have any kind of new battery put in it while I investigate my options. Its still running fine, but any thoughts on the kind of battery that can be put in this vehicle when an amp has been installed?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links

  VW Forum :: Volkswagen Forum > Volkswagen Models > Other Models > Passat

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the VW Forum :: Volkswagen Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Passat battery mcf57 Passat 0 06-07-2008 07:24 AM
BATTERY villin-vr6 MK4 9 04-10-2004 09:57 AM
Battery Help ManiacVP MK3 0 03-18-2004 09:41 PM
what battery vlksgnspeed MK2 5 02-22-2004 08:43 PM
Battery night_racers_golf MK3 3 08-09-2003 01:16 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:39 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc. is a Volkswagen/VW Forum and enthusiast site and is not associated with VW/Volkswagen in any way.