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Hi guys,

Hope your all safe and well?
it appears the battery on my MK9 1.6 diesel (66 plate) is on its way out.
It died totally out of nowhere 3 weeks ago, I charged it back up and seemed fine, but now the start/stop doesnt work and the battery logo shows so I’m guessing it’s a lost cause.
What would people recommend for a replacement? This one never made 5 years, but they do power a lot nowadays don’t they.

cheers

Ross
 

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Cox Honda are pretty reasonable for OEM and OEM is Varta. Tayna batteries are very competitive on eBay too.
 

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My 2015 diesel failed at about the same age. A Cox battery was supplied and delivered for a pretty reasonable price so I'd go for that.
 

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The stop/start function on my 65 plate 1.6 diesel started to fail (shows warning) exactly 5 years after the service.
After some research I decided to get the replacement from Cox.
It was an easy DIY job and I sent the old battery to Halfords to recycle.
 

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just take your old batteries to scrap yard
you will be surprised at times how much you get for them
halfords make a fortune from people dropping there old batteries off
when price was high at scrappy i got £30 for a old van battery few years back
normal car batteries can top a tenner at times
 

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My 9G battery started playing up at the 3 year mark. As it was the original Varta, I didn't want to risk another, so bought a Yuasa instead. Tayna were very good, plenty of choice , and delivered next day. Cox also provide a very good service with good prices (+ a small extra discount for forum members) , so choice is up to you. Make sure you get the right type of battery, my 1.8 needs an EFB battery , your car will probably require the same or AGM.
Battery replacement is a doddle, and much easier at home than when it won't start in the middle of nowhere !
 

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I must be lucky. My battery is just over 8 years and still going strong. 1.8 petrol though, no stop/start.
 

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all to do with price of scrap at the time
see if you can find a local scrapyard that lists online and look up there prices
why do you think so many wagon batteries get pinched
This might give you an idea of what they fetch
 

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My original battery was failed at service by Honda. I’d never had any problems with it. So new one under warranty.
Make sure you purchase one suitable for stop/start. Myself I always switch it off, if I forget it scares the hell out of me when it stops at lights etc until I realise what it is.
As mentioned Cox website will show you the correct battery. If you register with them via this site you may gain a web discount.


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