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2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Question: Dead battery, Can't put car in Neutral

 

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pughaven, 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, Litchfield Park, AZ, July 03, 2010, 12:26
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Stupid me left the light on and killed the battery. Need to jump the car but can't until I push it back out of the garage. I can't find an "unlock" to get the transmission in "N". Any ideas?

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    Visitor, September 26, 2010, 08:19

    There is an over ride button, check the manual! It's easy!

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    Visitor, September 26, 2010, 13:52

    Ended up figuring out that the battery was so dead that the override wasn't working. Had to swap batteries with my other car just to get it in N to roll it out of the garage and then it took 20 minutes to jump the silly thing. Ended up taking it to VW and they said everything was GTG, but I insisted that they change the battery. It was the 2nd time that I had to perform this procedure and it doesn't make sense that the battery could drain down so far that even the brake override switch won't activiate. So much for German engineering, huh?

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