Any ideas?

Asked by Mar 04, 2017 at 01:16 PM about the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SEL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Trying to find out if anyone knows if there is any truth to this.  AutoZone tells
me they won't replace a battery on a 2012 Jetta SEL because it has to be
"reprogrammed" once new battery is installed, leaving it to be towed to a
dealer.  I need a new battery but was wondering if I truly NEED a dealer or if
AutoZone may have just had a bad day...

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The car loses settings when you replace a battery. You need a code saver to keep the settings. I bought one for $15 on Amazon with a long cord that plugs into another cars cigarette lighter and then the other end plugs into your OBD2 connector under the dash. You can also use a charged up jump starter as the power source.

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