The battery died and then I put a new battery in. This is what is going on. Battery heats up and starts smoking. Terminal gets hot. Of course I unhooked the battery and I can't find nothing wrong. The battery ground is good. Took it loose and cleaned it up also then reinstalled it. As far as I can tell all the fuses look good.
Hooked new battery up and the battery smokes. No lights on dash& nothing happens on 2000 Volkswagen Passat
try with a diff. battery. borrow a buddies. if no prob. than it is the battery itself. should be under warranty if new.
Tried a different battery as well. Same thing happened.
sounds like your grounding out some where. bring it to a shop so a tech. can track it.