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Like any modern cars more and more stuff goes beyond many of us!

I can't change a bulb in my latest pocket rocket because it needs a new headlight if it fails and It's LED headlights are GB£1,000 a pop!

Yet they are certainly nowhere near as good as the excellent aftermarket Philips Ultinon LEDs (GB £150 / US $150) I've fitted in the 12 year old banger that serves as the station/local tip car!
 

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That's all I wanted to hear, it's no worse than any other modern vehicle that came with a 60k sticker.
 

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That should have booked out at around 15 hours and actually took the better part of two weeks. If you're God with the way back machine you might be able to find the thread on stlvw.org. Same user name.

And I'm not saying I'm scared to change a battery, I'm saying most cars don't have a 27 step diy for doing it. I was just asking how big of a hassle Touaregs are in general.
As much as I love Touaregs and driving them, I have to say they are more of a hassle than any thing else I've seen. It's like VW engineers were high on something while designing some of the stuff on this car, just to make it as complicated as possible. Take for example the rear hatch struts. In most SUVs and station-wagons, you pop the hatch, hold it open with something, remove the struts which are right there in front of you, and put in the new ones. Simple. Try replacing the Touareg's rear hatch struts (T1 & T2). They had to hide them in the roof, so you have to disassemble half the headliner and various trim pieces in the vicinity thereof just to find out that you still can't get to them easily. And to keep this short, I won't even start on T1 headlights...

So, yeah, Touaregs are a huge hassle to work on. But I love 'em.
 

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Couple more fault codes when I went by the dealer today.

Address 19: CAN Gateway (J533) Labels: None
Part No SW: 7P6 907 530 F HW: 7P6 907 530 F
Component: GW-CAN-L-MOST H11 6028
Revision: -------- Serial number: 00000000670350
Coding: 0001037500
Shop #: WSC 31414 790 00001
ASAM Dataset: EV_GatewVW526UDS 001007
ROD: EV_GatewUDS_VW52.rod
VCID: 3B7562F1B2665292C0-806E

Battery Monitoring Control Module:
Subsystem 1 - Part No SW: 7P0 915 181 A HW: 7P0 915 181
Component: Batt_Sensor H07 0140
Serial number: 00000000005650077506

1 Fault Found:
12291 - Energy Management Active
U140B 00 [008] - -
[New feature! Extended UDS fault detail is only supported by current gen. interfaces]
Intermittent - Confirmed - Tested Since Memory Clear
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 00000001
Fault Priority: 7
Fault Frequency: 1
Reset counter: 107
Mileage: 84651 km
Date: 2019.01.30
Time: 10:44:12

Voltage terminal 30: 12.1 V
Voltage terminal 15: 0.0 V
Control Module temperature: -9 °C
System status: Awake_Timer_active
IN ESP_standstill flag: no standstill detected
Engine running: OFF
IN ZAS_Te_X: OFF
Terminal 15 status via CAN: OFF
Terminal 15 status: OFF
Datenfeld: 3


Address 47: Sound System (J525) Labels:. 8T0-035-223-BOM.clb
Part No SW: 7P6 035 466 HW: 7P6 035 466
Component: DSP Prem H01 0090
Revision: 00001001 Serial number: 10811001859306
VCID: 75E1B4C9DCC2C4E2F6-8020

1 Fault Found:
02558 - Rear Left Mid-Range/Woofer Loudspeaker (R159)
011 - Open Circuit
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 01101011
Fault Priority: 5
Fault Frequency: 3
Reset counter: 66
Time Indication: 15

Freeze Frame:
Voltage: 12.10 V
Temperature: 249.0°C
Temperature: 251.0°C
Bin. Bits: 00000100
 

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Did you clear them and see if they came back? They or the previous owner could have jumped the car to get it started. Its a 2013, so it sat in a lot for a year plus, it most definitely had a dead battery. Is there any warranty on the car? Are you picking it up from a VW dealer? The issues you see can be negotiated into the buy, if you identify them and get them written on sheet of paper, signed by the dealer as part of the closing deal.
 

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Did you clear them and see if they came back? They or the previous owner could have jumped the car to get it started. Its a 2013, so it sat in a lot for a year plus, it most definitely had a dead battery. Is there any warranty on the car? Are you picking it up from a VW dealer? The issues you see can be negotiated into the buy, if you identify them and get them written on sheet of paper, signed by the dealer as part of the closing deal.
Yeah the first read out in OP was from the initial scan. I cleared them and the dealer drove it around for a couple days. The post above yours was what came back after a week. It isn't a vw dealer, just a local used lot that is mostly higher end Germans.

I'm inclined to believe it is a battery issue as well. All the previous codes were on the same day, and the dealer said it had been sitting for a while and he hooked it up to a charger.

They're asking 25,900. I'm thinking of hitting him with 22 and seeing where we go from there.
 

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I wouldn't turn away from the purchase, but would replace the battery with a high quality OEM Varta right away.
The age of the vehicle coincides with the expected lifespan of a battery, and the fact that it's been allowed to sit and die previously, certainly indicated that it's expected detrimental failure. I would expect it to tap out very soon if you don't replace it.
 
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