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Title: Disconnecting the battery long term?
Post by: bouncypete 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 Iíd answer no to my own question but Iím 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. Itís so small I have never really bothered to trace it as the car will start fine if itís left for a week, it's only if itís left for a fortnight. Iím 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?
Title: Re: Disconnecting the battery long term?
Post by: johnnyroper on February 28, 2018, 06:37:30 PM
No shouldnít 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.
Title: Re: Disconnecting the battery long term?
Post by: bouncypete on February 28, 2018, 07:59:32 PM
Thanks, that's reassuring to hear from someone who has experienced this before.