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new battery - upgrade??

my battery has gone flat twice in a week so I think i need a new one what is the best upgrade for 2.2diesel
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are you sure its the battery? search for micu recall and eliminate that first, what colour ball is in the window on top of it?
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cant see any ball maybe it needs topping up??
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im fairly certain they are maitainance free?
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this battery has the bits you open and top up the car is 2006 and I only got it in april so I have no idea how old the battery is
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check with a dealer about micu first buddy
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done on online nothing is outstanding for my car so must just be battery??
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i suppose if its original its 5yrs old so maybe! could also be the alternator
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I see you have a "cheapo rear camera" possibly a discharging issue? It might not be fully compatible and running your battery while your car is off.

Get the recall checked first, also I had a problem with the roof switch discharging the battery, it could be something like that if you have a glass roof.
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camero only works in reverse
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if you have a glass roof.
tut no
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Your battery may have a visual indicator which will help to determine its condition. If it has there should be a label which explains the possible indications.

If you have access to a voltmeter you can quickly carry out a simple test that gives a guide to your batteries condition. Failing that you could go to a battery centre where they can test the battery more thoroughly to determine its conditon.

To test it yourself connect the voltmeter to the battery and with everything switched off check the battery voltage. For a reasonable battery the voltmeter should indicate 12.2-12.5 volts.

Switch on the side lights and check the voltmeter. It should indicate no more than 0.2 volts less than the previous test.

Switch off side lights and start engine with the engine idling the voltmeter should read at least 13 volts. Rev engine at about 2000 rpm and the voltmeter should read 13.5-14 volts. This test will show whether the alternator is working correctly.

You do not say how old your battery is, but if it is 4-5 years old it could simply be life expired and not have a very good capacity.

If you have any doubts get a battery centre to test the battery for you.

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If the Battery is simply dead, I'd recommend getting the Bosch S6 replacement ...
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If the Battery is simply dead, I'd recommend getting the Bosch S6 replacement ...
cool thanks will get it tested and take it from there
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could also be the alternator
correct boo ,booked in tuesday for a new one
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sorry mate! no chance of a recon one?
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