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 Post subject: Battery 12V Missing
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 8:39 am 
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Hi Everybody

I've found my new E-Golf but something is hurting me ;)

Battery 12V is missing, No cable are waiting for battery, car is working perfectly, no error message, is it normal ?

Car have no heat pump option and it's demo car, 100KW 05/2017

Before to buy i don't want to make a mistake :D

Thanks for all yours answers


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 Post subject: Re: Battery 12V Missing
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 8:56 am 
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Hard to imagine the car would operate normally without the 12v battery. Are you sure there is none? Should be in the "engine bay" on the driver's side.

Anyone know if the 12v battery was eliminated or moved in more recent model years?

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 Post subject: Re: Battery 12V Missing
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 8:58 am 
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I can confirm that the place for battery is here but not the battery ;)
This battery in red circle.
The plastic protection on the motor is missing too.
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 Post subject: Re: Battery 12V Missing
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 9:02 am 
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bib60 wrote:
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I can confirm that the place for battery is here but not the battery ;)


Then ask them to put a battery in the car for you and hook it up, before you buy it?

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 Post subject: Re: Battery 12V Missing
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 9:05 am 
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JoulesThief wrote:
bib60 wrote:
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I can confirm that the place for battery is here but not the battery ;)


Then ask them to put a battery in the car for you and hook it up, before you buy it?


Off course but there is no cable to plug on battery in the motor compartment !!!

so I thought this battery was optional with the heat pump option.

I will ask the seller a new appointment to see this more closely :)


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 Post subject: Re: Battery 12V Missing
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 9:09 am 
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The plastic cover is only for decoration. It was eliminated with the 2017 model year in most markets.

I have no explanation for the apparently missing 12V battery.

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 Post subject: Re: Battery 12V Missing
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 9:15 am 
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The demonstral car option is codified like this : DMO

Perhaps this DMO option won't install 12V battery for car exposure model ?

Demonstrator won't have charge problem with 12V battery in show car.

Can somebody from VW check this DMO option ?


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 Post subject: Re: Battery 12V Missing
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 4:25 pm 
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bib60 wrote:
The demonstral car option is codified like this : DMO

Perhaps this DMO option won't install 12V battery for car exposure model ?

Demonstrator won't have charge problem with 12V battery in show car.

Can somebody from VW check this DMO option ?


Maybe you should just forget about buying a demonstrator, VW has gotten in trouble selling prototypes as demonstrators, when they aren't even allowed to sell prototypes to the general public.

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 Post subject: Re: Battery 12V Missing
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 10:30 pm 
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Demonstrator car is not prototype, it's serial car to be show to futher owner in showroom


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 Post subject: Re: Battery 12V Missing
PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 1:43 pm 
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What model year is this car and what nation is this car in?

Maybe others who have same year in same region can chime in. It is possible the 12v battery was eliminated, or made smaller/relocated because the cars with 12v batteries don't operate without. Assuming the car drives and all accessories work, there must be a reasonable explanation.

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