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I've been having problems with my battery draining. I don't drive my VW much but found it was a bad battery. I replaced it with a new one. The VW sit for about 2 weeks and the battery drained again. Can you give me some insight on what could cause this problem?  Thanks, Ron

I am actually rebuilding a 71 Karmin Ghia right now.  Fun , simple cars
Your issue is most likely a drain to ground or parasitic drain
First check to make sure your battery ground strap/wire is clean and secure.
this is a good website ( there are others) to tell you how to check for the parasitic drain

if this is clear , then check both starter and alternator as possible drains .

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