My car goes off after I go through traffic ot use the Airconditoner.

Tiny
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  • 2007 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT
  • 890,000 MILES
I own a passat 2007 model. I recently observed that whenever I use airconditioning or go through alot of traffic, my car switches off on its own. Then the battery warning lamp appears on the dash board. When I wait a few minutes lets say 5 minutes it comes on again. Could it be just a bad battery? Help would be very much appreciated
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Friday, July 27th, 2012 AT 3:38 PM

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Tiny
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The idle may be too low. Have it checked as to why.

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Friday, July 27th, 2012 AT 3:43 PM
Tiny
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Thanks alot. I justed looked through d owners manual and it says the battery warning lamp indicates alternator problems. If this turns out to be true how much do u estimate dis will cost to fix.
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Friday, July 27th, 2012 AT 4:35 PM
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It sounds like the light came on from the motor stalling? Is that true?
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Friday, July 27th, 2012 AT 4:41 PM
Tiny
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The light comes on after the car goes off. The steering wheel and brakes become immovable after wards too
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Friday, July 27th, 2012 AT 4:46 PM
Tiny
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Thats normal.

You need to find out why it is stalling.

It could be a vacuum leak, idle control and many other possibilities that may cause this.

Is the check engine light on?

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Friday, July 27th, 2012 AT 4:49 PM
Tiny
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No it does not come on. The dashboard goes blank except for the battery warning lamp.
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Friday, July 27th, 2012 AT 4:59 PM
Tiny
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You need a shop to help you here. It sounds electrical but cannot do much from here. Try cleaning the battery cables and make sure all grounds are clean and tight

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Friday, July 27th, 2012 AT 5:19 PM

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