When I turn the car off, take out the keys and lock it, the odometer/tripometer red light on the dash board stays lit. Is this draining the battery? Surely, it can't be normal for it to stay lit.

Asked by Apr 30, 2013 at 04:19 PM about the 2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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97,995

Yes, it's draining the battery. It's not normal and don't call me Shirley.

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every beetle ive seen the odometer stays lit im guessing its normal. as for the red light on the dash i assume its the security light? Ive seen them blink every few seconds but not stay lit so i dunno about that put i wouldnt worry about the odometer like i said every single one i have seen stay on and alot have come through the dealership.

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At work we have a 2008 Chevy HHR that does the same thing. Has from day one. After about 10 seconds or so it goes out. I always thought it was goofy. So yours is probably normal unless it never goes out. HTH. - Jim

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