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      02-18-2016 01:56 PM #1
      is an OE VW corrado battery available anymore? or an equiv?

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      02-18-2016 03:36 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by IMWALKIN View Post
      is an OE VW corrado battery available anymore? or an equiv?
      I believe that you can still get one through VW....give them a call..

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      02-18-2016 04:09 PM #3
      Yes you can still get a battery for VW. I believe they're about $120?
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      02-18-2016 06:05 PM #4
      Sure you can and they'd love to see you! Batteries have a magnificent profit margin. My price is about $50 (cost + 10%), but a counter walk-up will pay close to $200 for the same battery.

      The part numbers change constantly, but "915 105" remains the same. The first three are obviously the model identifier and the letter modifiers can change overnight. According to my earliest ETKA ('91), 000 915 105 AD was one of the first Corrado batteries. Its ratings were 61AH/330A. That changed to 191 915 xxx soon after. 191 covered pretty much every model, so the Corrado, like when it was built, got everyone's leftovers.

      These are the latest part numbers:
      191 915 105 AB DSP
      191 915 105 Q DSP
      191 915 105 N DSP

      I don't even bother with $50 anymore. I get a blem battery from our Interstate guy for $35 and call it good. OEM is great when the car's new, but that's a lot of money for a car that's known to eat them.

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      02-18-2016 07:25 PM #5
      I had a new oem battery in mine when I first got it, but it didn't last very long.. Car doesn't get driven much. I put a aftermarket one in and haven't had problems since.
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      02-19-2016 02:53 AM #6
      Dub nuts sells oe batteries if you need one. Overall I use aftermarket since there are only about 4 suppliers for all batteries.

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      02-19-2016 11:31 AM #7
      Aesthetically, I always liked the look of the all white OE battery that came in my car. Now they're white with a black top. Maybe consider an oem battery cover if you want a less expensive battery and an oem look.


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      02-19-2016 01:58 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by petethepug View Post
      Aesthetically, I always liked the look of the all white OE battery that came in my car. Now they're white with a black top. Maybe consider an oem battery cover if you want a less expensive battery and an oem look.


      Factory cover from the SLC at 2:00. VW part # 1H0 915 411C same as the Mk3, so it will eventually fall apart.




      Mateok, does your price include VW's AGM batteries too?
      Last edited by Eric D; 02-19-2016 at 02:02 PM.
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      02-19-2016 07:08 PM #9
      It's a little higher because they cost more, but not a whole lot. The group size is what makes the cost skyrocket. Certain Passats and the Phaeton (two batteries) use the super-sized AGM, which is ridiculously expensive. Audis use the big one, as well.

      I will agree that a proper VW battery does look better in the car. Any car should have an OE battery when attempting to sell. You'll take a small hit at a dealership when selling without the correct battery, especially if it can be CPO'ed. Customers seem to think the previous owner cut corners if they didn't get a "real" battery.

      I have an original "button snap" battery cover in my G60. It was an option back in the day; 1H0 915 411B. That cover was superseded by 357 915 411C which was a cheaper cover with Velcro attachments that eventually fell off because they were glued on. VW even had the audacity to sell a repair kit (191 998 015) for that junk.

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      02-19-2016 11:57 PM #10
      Thanks for the reply.

      The Mk2 had a battery cover, but it only covers the top. It looks like a battery tray (rigid black plastic) often found under the battery when the owner changed to a different battery.

      Used on many VW, Audi and Porsche cars back in the day. Part # 281 915 411 G.



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