Greetings to all. Am at wits end. Have a 2003 NB with the 1.8T AWV. Car has a constant battery drain. In the past month have replaced battery, fuse panel above battery (with $150 factory part), aux cooling pump, alternator and have fabricated new alternator lead. With negative cable removed from battery and multimeter placed in series between battery and cable, car reads parasitic draw of 26 milliamps, well within VW specs. If car is left to sit battery will drain within 36 hours. If alternator cable is disconnected from S177, battery will not drain and car will be fine. Removed alternator and local parts store tested bad, hence why it was replaced. New alternator tested good yet problem still exists. Removed new alternator and battery and brought to different store for testing. Alternator and battery test good. Fabricated new alternator lead from 04 gauge marine grade wire. Cable resistance now reads .001ohms and with car running voltage drop test from alternator to positive battery post reads 0.118vdc. pretty low in my opinion and well within most specifications I've seen. In this condition, if I allow car to sit with all wires connected battery will drain within 36 hours. If Alternator lead is disconnected battery will not drain. Have reached a stopping point, am now at a loss. Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated.