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Author Topic: The Keyfob Battery  (Read 222 times)

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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The Keyfob Battery
« on: September 19, 2021, 08:39:45 AM »
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen!

How often do you change the battery in your keyfob?

I change mine every 2 years because I like it to have a nice long range.
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Re: The Keyfob Battery
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2021, 09:18:51 AM »
When it stops working for me.

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Re: The Keyfob Battery
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2021, 02:52:02 PM »
A most thrifty approach! I like your style!  ;D
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

Offline Daveandsharan

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Re: The Keyfob Battery
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2021, 08:40:43 AM »
Mine is still working ok after 9 years.

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Re: The Keyfob Battery
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2021, 09:43:36 AM »
Not bad, not bad at all. A duracell battery, perhaps?

I find my battery runs out more quickly if I hold down the 'open' button in the summer to open all the windows at once.

Do any of you guys do preventative changes of your main big car battery, for instance changing it every 5 years before the winter season? Or do you just leave it there until one day the car doesn't start?
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

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Re: The Keyfob Battery
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2021, 11:37:53 AM »
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it" is the policy I adopt.  :) My current Galaxy and previous 3 have all had far too many things that actually DID need fixing.  ;D

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Re: The Keyfob Battery
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2021, 05:09:25 PM »
I've just changed the vehicle battery on a 2012 car, it was the original AGM!

Batteries generally give plenty of warning that they are on the way out so I wouldn't be in a rush to replace them.
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Re: The Keyfob Battery
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2021, 06:05:50 PM »
Thank you very much. I have a nice big Yuasa battery (110Ah I think) and it seems nice and powerful so I think I can hopefully get a few more years out of it yet! It is just approaching 5 years.
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

 

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