Good old fashioned troubleshooting will get her going again.
Check for power at ignition switch, turn key to ON and check for power on terminal 15 of ignition switch.
Power = yes, follow 15 circuit to fuse box and instrument cluster.
Power = no, bad ignition switch.
Cardio, reading about something is not 100% proof. A 2003 vw is not the same as a 2012 vw.
Just because brand new vehicles "might" have issues when the battery is disconnected, doesn't mean all others will also.
When was the last time you were still in the trade?
I have an 8 to 5 job working on vw's and audi's. Have yet to have one that needs a full reset after battery swap / disconnect.
Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 AT 5:44 AM