Thanks Roger I have been parking my car for days at a time with the doors unlocked since I bought the car. However, it says: Click to expand. I really don't know if it's the car or the battery. Then you must have had this issue for as long as you have been leaving the key in the car. Just a no crank no start. Then after you start the engine and let it idle the battery symbol goes out, this seems normal to me, I do not think you have a fault. Still have the original battery in my car with a build date of Oct 2010.
I left the trickle charger on it all night, so hopefully it'll start this morning! There are a variety of opinions. When I relaced my Golf Diesel battery about 3 years ago my choices were 1. All you will need is a suitable spanner and socket with extension bar. To be fair, the battery has been on since new and is of Varta flavour, what type is the battery in yours Mjt? Conductivity is reduced by low temperatures, so if your battery is not holding its charge your car may not start in cold weather. If you are near South Wales or possibly London I can read the fault codes for you and give you a few pointers. Most modern cars are the same nowadays and it is not just a matter of buying one and lobbing it on.
Never a problem until now. Basically a small battery with be fine for a dead stock car, however start adding electrical components and their life expectancy declines sharply. AutoZone's low prices and employee expertise ensure a smooth purchasing process. What happens if it's not changed? Have you tried driving it far? Again, thank you for chiming in. Tired of answering the same questions time and time again? No lights, radios etc were left on. I'm just looking for something that won't break the bank, has a good warranty, and will fit the battery tray really.
I'm not letting it dangle against the paint and I don't know any better way. When I serviced the car they told me that brakes need new pads. I need to get another alternator and see if cures the charging issue. It died on me once and had one hard start with a message on the information center prior to that. Our car is in a locked garage so we don't really want to lock the car every night also. The glow plugs and interupted regens by itself is enough to consider paying attention to that rating albeit not a must have of course , nevermind if you couple that with a cold climate as well. Looks like the problem I thought I detected last weekend was just a result of rushing the ignition.
Feel free to if you need any assistance. Check the customer's vehicle, battery installation could take up to 30 minutes. That store will do a quick battery check as you've stated they will put a load on the battery 3 times the amp hour rating of the battery for 15 seconds and the voltage shouldn't drop to less than 9. This fitment guide is intended to be just that - a guide. You should see half of that or 0.
The usual battery for these is termed an 027 type. I'd recommend Bosch or Varta battery. As above, had mine checked for other faults using the ecu reader, done by my mechanic m8 far from an electronics specialist Sounds like the fan belt, alternator belt or aux drive belt however you call it may have snapped meaning the alternator is not charging the battery and not powering the power steering properly. I am unable to verify this theory based upon the information you have provided, but it seems to be a likely explanation :- Cig lighter is dead with ignition off. I suppose if it's locked inside a building with key in ignition then that's the same as being locked in a building with a keys on a hook? Full Scan showed zero faults.
I also don't think it's worth going with an expensive brand like Maxx or Optima unless you really know what feature it is about those that you want. There is no such thing as a perfect seal. Consult with a service specialist if you have further questions. No interior lights, no dashboard lights, etc. If there is a sleep mode for computer or alternator, you may have to wait a period of time. Car has 44k on it now. Disposal of the old battery is also a potential nuisance.
It's a standard practice these days. Duralast Gold or whatever - there's only 2 battery manufacturers so there's only slight differences. You can't quick charge them, they need a slow trickle charge, or you damage the gel inside. If you don't add water occasionally, batteries will not last more than 3 years here - even if they claim to be maintenance free. However, the red battery symbol and the yellow engine symbol remain lit.