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    The dreaded MK5 Golf GTi battery drain.

    Hi People,
    We have a 2006 MK5 Golf GTi, with a stage 1 remap. It has the terrible battery drain problem, a friend who has a VCDS cable and program advised us to change the Gateway Control Unit to a newer/upgraded unit, so we fitted a 7N0 907 530 AG. After fitting the unit the battery drain is still as bad as ever, with the car locked up, including the bonnet latch and everything switched off I am getting an amp reading of 2.105. Should we start looking for broken door wires? Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

    It's a terrible problem that spoils such a great car......

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    Last edited by Uwe; 11-27-2019 at 10:09 AM.

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    Getting help in this forum requires the use of a legitimate VCDS system.

    They are available directly from us:
    https://store.ross-tech.com/shop/cat/VCDS

    ... Or from any of our authorized resellers:
    http://www.ross-tech.com/distributors.php

    Let us know if/when you get one and we'll adjust your forum status.

    -Uwe-
    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    Apologies

    Quote Originally Posted by Uwe View Post
    Getting help in this forum requires the use of a legitimate VCDS system.

    They are available directly from us:
    https://store.ross-tech.com/shop/cat/VCDS

    ... Or from any of our authorized resellers:
    http://www.ross-tech.com/distributors.php

    Let us know if/when you get one and we'll adjust your forum status.

    -Uwe-
    My apologies for posting that, I had no idea that person I used to scan the car was using a fake. I will speak to him very soon.

    Regards
    Davy

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    Why me??

    Quote Originally Posted by Davyf View Post
    My apologies for posting that, I had no idea that person I used to scan the car was using a fake. I will speak to him very soon.

    Regards
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    Why has my post been sent to the hall of shame?? I done nothing wrong, it was the garage I used, who has the reputation of being a can bus expert, who supplied that double dutch info to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davyf View Post
    Why has my post been sent to the hall of shame??
    Because that's what happens to threads posted by people using illegally pirated versions of the product that we make our living producing.

    Post scan data from a legitimate system in this thread and I'll split it into a different section for you and make the previous posts in this thread disappear.

    -Uwe-
    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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