This is the continuing saga of my wife's 2004 Beetle. I have re-registered under my actual name and was formerly oliver28472. The beetle returned home yesterday after a month and a day at the dealer. It was the third time there for a discharging battery. If interested, please refer back to the old thread under the same title started by someone else who has had the same problem. My dealer was given a copy of that thread so they could check out the car as prescribed by John Koch. The battery actually did die on them one time. They still don't know why. They said they did everything that was suggested on the thread. No parts were replaced. Obviously I am not convinced. I told the s.m. that we can't keep doing this. It's time to look up the lemon law.