battery replacement - horn wont stop, waipers wont stop, fan starts


Asked by Jun 21, 2016 at 11:43 AM about the 2012 Volkswagen Passat SE V6 w/ Sunroof

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

We put in a new battery yesterday and when we connect the + cable it is
fine, once the negative cable is connected the cars fan comes on, the
lights come on, the wipers come on and the horn is at a contact honk.

Once we remove the negative cable it stops..

Why is it doing this? And how do we get the battery in and the car working

4 Answers


Did u figure it out becuase i have the same problem!

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Best Answer

Yes! We thought we had it correct, but the positive and negative were on the wrong side.. Once we flipped it, problem solved!

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Thanks! Didnt realize that the colors meant nothing about the positive and negative posts

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Welcome! I had the same thought. Glad you got it fixed!

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