After 5 long weeks at the VW dealer they finally traced the problem to our trunk latch. When we bought the car (used) the trunk release didn't work properly and the dealer "fixed" it before we took the car. Well, they fixed it enough to open and close with our key remote, but didn something to cause it to drain the battery.
During that 5 week time they checked a number of other possibilities. They felt confident the drain was coming from our comfort control module. Which basically controls a lot of the electrical in the car. There are modules in each door and the trunk, but all of ours checked out. The main module is in the dash. They pulled our dash apart, put a new module in and it still didn't work.
We had explained that our trunk popped everytime we'd try to start the car on a low battery so they revisited the truck and found the problem.
Several hundred dollars later car is fixed. What an ordeal! Unfortunately it wasn't a quick fix like we were hoping.
Hopefully that wil give you some direction. Good luck with your beetle!
Thursday, April 17th, 2008 AT 11:29 PM