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Author Topic: Disconnecting the battery long term?  (Read 1146 times)

Offline bouncypete

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Disconnecting the battery long term?
« on: February 28, 2018, 05:06:35 PM »
This might sound like a daft question but would I have any problems if I disconnect my battery for a couple of weeks?

Normally I’d answer no to my own question but I’m a little concerned that I might have problems with the remote key or immobiliser if it was disconnected for that length of time.

The reason I ask is that I seem to a small parasitic battery drain. It’s so small I have never really bothered to trace it as the car will start fine if it’s left for a week, it's only if it’s left for a fortnight. I’m planning to live with the drain if I can disconnect the battery and manually lock the doors in the airport car park this summer.

Am I likely to create an issue with the immobiliser or remote locking if I do that?

Offline johnnyroper

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Re: Disconnecting the battery long term?
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2018, 06:37:30 PM »
No shouldn’t cause a problem,when I first got my gal I had battery off for a month or so while I was rebuilding head,changing heater matrix and other stuff. Trying to do the jobs around work/kids etc so it did drag on a while. Once back together it fired straight up no problems.

Offline bouncypete

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Re: Disconnecting the battery long term?
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2018, 07:59:32 PM »
Thanks, that's reassuring to hear from someone who has experienced this before.

 

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