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The following represents research I've done on the two batteries required for the V10 TDI. Most place's websites didn't show batteries for the Touareg V10 TDI, and some showed incorrect information. So I visited the various parts stores in person armed with the battery specs and a note pad and found the batteries we need ... even if it involved digging through the battery racks myself.

If you discover any other data or corrections to this data, please feel free to respond - I'm not a battery expert. Also, the prices may change regionally or over time.

Compiled Jun 5, 2012.


General Battery specs:
For trunk well: (H8 Series Battery)
Dimensions: 13 3/4” X 7” X 7 1/2”
12V 900 CA , 720 CCA
Under Driver’s Seat: (Group 49 Battery)
Dimensions: 12 3/8 ” (12.4) X 6 7/8” (6.90) X 7 1/2” (7.48)
12V 1000 CA, 850 CCA
Top Terminal (Positive Terminal on Right)
Reference numbers: MTP-H7 H7(94R)


Interstate Batteries:
For trunk well:
Product ID:
MTP-49/H8 non-AGM $184.95
Product ID:
MTP-49/H8A AGM $293.95
Cranking Amps:
900
Cold Cranking Amps:
720
Voltage:
12
Weight:
52
Width:
6.89
Length:
13.94
Height:
7.48


Under Driver’s Seat:
Product ID:
MTP-95R/H9 $196.95
Voltage:
12
Weight:
63.9
Width:
6.94
Length:
15.56
Height:
7.5



AutoZone:
For Trunk Well:
H8-DLG Duralast Gold $134.99
900 CA / 760 CCA

Under Driver’s Seat:
49-DL $109.99
1000 CA / 850 CCA
13 15/16 x 6 7/8 x 7 1/2
OR
94R – DLG $164.99
990 CA / 790 CCA

O’Reilly:
For Trunk Well:
???
Under Driver’s Seat:
SuperStart 49 EXT(AGM) $169.99
OR
Superstart 49 EXT $124.99
OR
94R-EXT $164.99
CA 910 / 765 CCA

Volkswagen Dealerships:
Here's the part numbers - not sure which goes where:
Part # 000915105DLDSP $199.00
85aH, 480 Amp
AND
Part # 000915105CEDSP $225.00
110aH and 520 Amps
(both special order items)

Pep Boys:
For trunk well:
H6-770 PP $153.99
Cranking Amps: 900
Cold Cranking Amps: 770
(Not as wide as stock battery)

Under Driver’s Seat:
49-850 B $108.99
Cranking Amps: 1000
Cold Cranking Amps: 850
(Battery Terminals not reversed)
OR
94R-730B $ 158.99
Cranking Amps: 875
Cold Cranking Amps: 730

Wal-Mart:
For trunk well:
Everstart Max
Maxx-H8 #14 $107.96
990 CA / 760 CCA

Under Driver’s Seat:
Maxx-94R $109
900CA / 765 CCA
12.44 x 6.94 x 7.48

Batteries Plus:
For trunk well:
SLI 49-H8M $125.00
??? CA / 900 CCA
Under Driver’s Seat:
SLI 94R-H7 $149.99
??? CA / 765 CCA

NAPA:
For trunk well:
75-49 $129.00
1080 CA / 900 CCA

Under Driver’s Seat:
75-94R $169.00
910 CA / 765 CCA


Please add comments and corrections. I make no recommendations - just presented this list for the benefit of all.
 

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Interstate batteries

Just replaced my batteries with two from Interstate Batteries. Their website has the specs, and they are also listed above. Their H9 battery was bigger than the WalMart brand battery that was in there, so I didn't think it would fit under the front seat. But there's a lot of room under there. I've attached photos of the two batteries.

FYI - the WalMart batteries died after 20 months. I could have gotten a pro-rated value applied to a new purchase (25%) but I bit the bullet and went with a higher grade battery. The Interstate brand has a 3 year full replacement warranty and a 6 year service life guarantee.
 

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Where's the little wire thingummy in your tool kit for pulling the plastic caps off the wheel lugs?

And I hope you got your vacuum cleaner out before you dropped the driver's seat back down!
 

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Where's the little wire thingummy in your tool kit for pulling the plastic caps off the wheel lugs?

And I hope you got your vacuum cleaner out before you dropped the driver's seat back down!
When I got it used, the wire thingy and the air hose were gone. I made a new wire thingy out of bailing wire, but it's in the Beetle.

I have the deep fit WeatherTec mats so when you lift them there's always a little buildup. I vacuumed (or hoovered) before replacing them.
 

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Well you'd better make another thingummy!

Glad to hear you Dysoned the carpets too.

Funny how a product becomes synonymous with a task like "Hoover".

I worked with a company called Redler that made chain conveyors for moving granular products, notably, in my business, grain - wheat, barley, oats. I subsequently learnt that in Africa a chain conveyor was called a redler regardless of who made it!
 

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Bump, and I will move and sticky this to the top of the TDI Forum!
 

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Oh, and by the way, always change both batteries on a V10 at the same time - it's only a hundred US bucks or thereabouts . . .
 

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I used the new rear battery hooked up with booster cables to boosting terminals under hood while changing front battery.....no codes or issues.
Part guy at Vw backed up above statement that doing both batteries at same time is required.
 

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This is a great Post , i bought both my batteries from the VW dealership and i did the install myself ,
the dealership had no idea which is which , the first one i replaced was the front , and they gave me the one that is supposed to be in the trunk , i didn't notice that until i was about to replace the rear battery ( 3 months later ) , so they gave me then the front battery which did not fit , i went back and removed the front battery and switched them .
 

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Urgent help! I was about to change my starting battery because of failed starts. When I checked the battery in the back was fully charged and in great shape where as The one under the seat is gone bad - WHAT IS GOING ON HOW TO TACKLE IT?
 

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Urgent help! I was about to change my starting battery because of failed starts. When I checked the battery in the back was fully charged and in great shape where as The one under the seat is gone bad - WHAT IS GOING ON HOW TO TACKLE IT?
Change the front battery


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