A friend of mine has a tdi and the battery died recently, we tried jumping it today and could only get it to run for less than a second and then it would shut off. I searched the tdi forum and found this:
This guy had the exact same problem and he replaced the battery. His car would only run for less than a second. Someone advised him to disconnect the battery cables from the battery, wait a couple minutes, then touch them together. For whatever reason, he said it worked.
Has anyone ever heard of this? It seems like it might cause some damage but then again, the battery isn't connected to the car when you touch the cables together.
Why would this work? I'm hesitant to try it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!