2002 Volkswagen Polo alternator not charging

Tiny
MALCOLMDEVIL
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  • 2002 VOLKSWAGEN POLO
  • 300,000 MILES
Good day. When I'm driving during the day, and listen to music on the player, or if I'm driving at night with the lights on, the next morning the car won't start.I would have 3 tries, then the battery's completely dead. The opposite happens, when I don't listen to music and don't drive that night, the next morning it starts no problem. When it don't start, don't wanna jumpstart, take out the battery and charge it for about an hour. Then it would start again. Its a relatively new battery, with no dead cells. Please advise if its the alternator or something else. Btw, its a 2002polo 1.4tdi. Thank you
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Sunday, November 17th, 2013 AT 7:41 AM

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Tiny
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Either one of your lights (exterior or interior) is staying on, or your radio / cd player is staying on. When you
remove the key from the steering column, the radio should turn off, make sure that the CD player (if in a
different location) also turns off. If no, then the Ignition switch is faulty (does not recognize that the key
has been removed).

Thomas
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Sunday, November 17th, 2013 AT 11:13 AM

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