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thank you for the DIY.
 

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Thanks for the DIY

Even though this is 6 years old, I am doing the initial battery replacement in my '08 R32. I posted a new thread yesterday. I have watched a couple of YouTube videos, but this was the most thorough, IMO. I did not know about 1) the cable angles and 2) the positive terminal vent plug.

On my post, a couple of folks said that VW technicians told them to use the "wet cell" battery over the unnecessary AGM.

I also looked, and my dealer told me there were 3 batteries, and to get the correct one, I needed my VIN. Didn't make a lot of sense to me, but then this is German engineering. Also, the dealer price was competitive with the other places I checked. Even Wal Mart only saved me about $11.
 

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The AGM batteries weigh more than the OEM recommended battery. It's overkill, since our MKV R32s don't have auto stop/start. But if the price is right......
 

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All these years and I never knew about that carpet hook trick. :eek:
Hope you have a great holiday season, Andrew!
 
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