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    1. Check your battery connections. Sounds like your...

      Check your battery connections. Sounds like your low draw items are okay but the high draw ones are pulling more amps than the connection can take.
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      I'm pretty sure the Bentley manual says not to...

      I'm pretty sure the Bentley manual says not to drive the car with no charge. you may have done some damage to the new compressor driving it without a charge
    3. Preventive maintenance and fluid changes are...

      Preventive maintenance and fluid changes are cheaper than replacing whole transmissions and rebuilding entire cooling systems due to corrosion. Follow the recommended service interval. If you are...
    4. I'm nit picky as hell and i could barely see what...

      I'm nit picky as hell and i could barely see what you were talking about. You might be being a little too particular here. If you can get them to fix it, more power to you. Good luck with it.
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      What a Dick! He will kill himself like that guy...

      What a Dick! He will kill himself like that guy who used to do this in the older black M5.
    6. Maybe he got a smokin deal and had some extra...

      Maybe he got a smokin deal and had some extra parts lying around to throw on for free
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      Drive it a day. Then readjust. It should settle...

      Drive it a day. Then readjust. It should settle down.
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      Which dealer is it? The one in sarasota or port...

      Which dealer is it? The one in sarasota or port Charlotte?
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      I'm going to try this this weekend. Haha

      I'm going to try this this weekend. Haha
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      if you did not disconnect the battery while...

      if you did not disconnect the battery while replacing the headlight switch, you may have blown a fuse. I would start by checking all the fuses and make sure that voltage is getting to the ignition...
    11. sometimes when you perform a jump start, the...

      sometimes when you perform a jump start, the drain of the bad battery will suck up all the voltage coming from the good car. That will make the car harder to start since there is not sufficient...
    12. http://www.w8ji.com/battery_and_charging_system.ht...

      http://www.w8ji.com/battery_and_charging_system.htm

      Just found this too. Some good reading about batteries and charging systems.
    13. charge the battery fully for a few hours. Hook up...

      charge the battery fully for a few hours. Hook up a voltmeter to the battery posts and watch the voltage. It should be steady at about 12 to 12.8 volts. Turn on the lights, wipers or other high amp...
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      The battery i used from Wal-Mart allows the...

      The battery i used from Wal-Mart allows the factory battery cover to fit. I even have a fat gauge power wire for the subwoofer amp in there also. I have been happy with the Wal-Mart battery. I...
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      Any updates or pictures to add?

      Any updates or pictures to add?
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      Wal-Mart has the everstart maxx h5. It's $117.95....

      Wal-Mart has the everstart maxx h5. It's $117.95. My local vw dealer also had the oem battery for $129. This is for a 2006 t fsi
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      I would look for broken wires strands close to...

      I would look for broken wires strands close to the bulb holder. there are probably a few broken wires close to the bulb holder which is causing it to heat up after some electrical resistance is run...
    18. Check the battery ground cable and the engine to...

      Check the battery ground cable and the engine to chassis ground strap. I bet the chassis ground strap is pretty corroded and worn out. I had this happen to me on a 1974 914 1.8. New ground strap...
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      Get some brake kleen and a stiff bristle brush...

      Get some brake kleen and a stiff bristle brush and clean them well. My vote is for the epoxy paint. If the pistons aren't leaking, i wouldn't sand the bores. You can rEplace the piston seals as...
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      Try starting your car after it has been sitting...

      Try starting your car after it has been sitting for a while and is cold. When you start it and the a/c doesn't blow cold, try gently revving the engine to about 3500 rpms. If that doesn't work, try...
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