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wagonface
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stevo,

the photo upload thing didnt work, and i am interested in the battery cutoff switch you talk about (not sure if i can fit it on a 996 though). any chance you can re-post it?

Problem on a 996 is there is a solenoid that locks the front lid, so i guess i get problems if i disconnect battery and then try and close lid, or when i come back to open lid. Think i may just get the solenoid disconnected as I havent a clue how to open a 996 lid using the cable thing (V reg, 2000).


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i also have a battery charger/maintainer bought from halfords around 35 and a previous owner installed a battery cut off switch which kills everything and is a red key type thingy installed in the luggage compartment had no probs with the battery since buying the car

regards walt 993 c2 cab




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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anybody know if it is possible to charge a 996 through the lighter socket, i.e. is the lighter socket 'live' when keys out of ignition, car locked up and alarm on?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Quote: Originally posted by F1_Dragon on 18 April 2006

Does anybody know if it is possible to charge a 996 through the lighter socket, i.e. is the lighter socket 'live' when keys out of ignition, car locked up and alarm on?

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Doesn't the one from Porsche work through the lighter socket. Mine is definately live, beacuse you can leave things charging in there when locked.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool, thanks SP, i shall invest then! I haven't looked at the Porsche charger as i need a solar powered job.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Standard is that it is not live. You can tell by plugging in a road angel or tom tom etc and when you turn car off, it also shuts down cig lighter and your plugged in device. You can get it re-wired easily enough (although 100 at OPM)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use an AccuMate battery charger/conditioner on my 2002 facelift when the ignition is off and the car is locked and I'm sure the lighter socket has not been modified.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 993 lighter socket goes off with the ignition.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Quote: Originally posted by Joshua Galaun on 18 April 2006

Standard is that it is not live. You can tell by plugging in a road angel or tom tom etc and when you turn car off, it also shuts down cig lighter and your plugged in device. You can get it re-wired easily enough (although 100 at OPM)

Just double-checked and mine stays on even when alarmed.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi all, i am new to 911uk, ive got a 996 turbo, the battery is constantly flat, the car is great but im getting fed up, ive tried trickle charging it but there is no change, any ideas guys?



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Rodders
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

have you actually replaced the battery yet?..........or are you constantly charging the existing one??.....how old is it??

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taking Rodders point above, if its a three or 4 year old battery which has repeatably been drained flat and recharged it is almost certain to be trashed.
If charging over a long period like 24 hours does not make it fully charged then get a new one - about 60 to 70 quid for a Bosche Silver - Dont pay the silly Porsche prices its simply a waste of money.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Siras,

Check out these threads for all you need to know about batteries:
http://www.911uk.com/forum/display_topic_threads.asp?ForumID=14&TopicID=4163

http://www.911uk.com/forum/display_topic_threads.asp?ForumID=12&TopicID=3197

http://www.911uk.com/forum/display_topic_threads.asp?ForumID=11&TopicID=4219

http://www.911uk.com/forum/display_topic_threads.asp?ForumID=12&TopicID=7069

http://www.911uk.com/forum/display_topic_threads.asp?ForumID=12&TopicID=4623

http://www.911uk.com/forum/display_topic_threads.asp?ForumID=12&TopicID=7226

And then buy yourself a new Bosch Silver.


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Tim Storey
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

having the same problems myself where batteries are concerned, exacerbated by getting a jump start from the friends we'd stayed with this weekend on the forecourt of Tesco in feltham this morning... highly embarassing but also lucky they went shopping after we left them....

however i dropped into RSJ sports on friday (Andy Duncan, incredibly nice man, very helpful and friendly, can fully recommend them) and he topped up the de-ionised water level in my battery which were very low so it might be worth trying that too. He was adamant that the majority of batteries can be saved before replacement is strictly necessary, he also advised to unplug the -ve during the week if its not being used (but as someone pointed out remember to put the key in the ignition before re-connecting..)

hope that helps



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

and for anyone thats remotely interested, following the top up of fluids and re-conditioning with a CTEK trickle charger the battery was showing signs of recovery yesterday with no excessive draining fault showing on the charger so it may have done the trick.

And i don't claim to be an expert but i'm sure RSJ said batteries won;t be fully charged by a drive, you need a charger to do that, especially if its an older opne (apologies if i misheard or misquoted and i hope someone with more specialist knowledge will put me right if that is the case)

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