When i turn the car off and take the key out of the ignition all the components stay on: the heated seats, defroster, blinkers, windows, ect... which drain my battery. It would only do this maybe once a month and now it does it every time. I have taken it to get diagnosed but nothing came up in the reading. What would do this, could it be the ignition switch, a relay board?
component stay on draining battery on 2005 Volkswagen GTI
by s.h.graphicdesign in Salt Lake City, UT on February 18, 2009
ANSWER by Bret Bodas on February 23, 2009
A qualified mechanic with a voltmeter and a wiring diagram should be able to diagnose this without too much trouble. Sounds like a possible ignition switch or a sticking relay.