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    Default battery drained and now wont start..ideas?

    As the title suggests really, the siggy is in the bodyshop, and the numpty of a sprayer left the key in the ignition and left the radio on all night...it drained the battery, but still had some juice to turn over with the help of the booster pack, the cars been still there, not been driven, and now completly dead, wont even start with the booster pack, no life in the battery at all.
    ive put the battery on charge last night on slow charge so when i finish later it will be able to test... the car wouldnt have lost its coding or anything stupid you think?

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    The battery would have been taking most of the charge from the booster pack, taking it off and charging it should sort it out, if you have done a slow charge, otherwise you could sulphinate your plates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben50n View Post
    The battery would have been taking most of the charge from the booster pack, taking it off and charging it should sort it out, if you have done a slow charge, otherwise you could sulphinate your plates.
    deffinatly a slow charge...didnt want to risk cocking up a decent varta battery.

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    what engine do you have fella? and also after you have put the battery back on try locking and unlocking the car before you start it
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisvectra View Post
    what engine do you have fella? and also after you have put the battery back on try locking and unlocking the car before you start it
    2.2 direct, will try that when i get battery back on....just never had this happen to me before.

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    As above - if the battery is flat, it'll be taking all the current the booster pack can supply, and virtually nothing will get to the rest of the car. Fully charge it then you'll probably find everything's fine.

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    Re: coding. Presumably you mean the stereo?

    If your car is half canbus (6 buttons on the steering wheel) then yes, the stereo will need a code.
    If full canbus (4 buttons, 2 scroll wheels on steering wheel) then no.

    As the battery drain is their fault, get them to pay for a new one if they've damaged it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    As the battery drain is their fault, get them to pay for a new one if they've damaged it.


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    guess ive really got to find out if the thing starts with the charged battery, go from there i suppose!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    Re: coding. Presumably you mean the stereo?

    If your car is half canbus (6 buttons on the steering wheel) then yes, the stereo will need a code.
    If full canbus (4 buttons, 2 scroll wheels on steering wheel) then no.

    As the battery drain is their fault, get them to pay for a new one if they've damaged it.
    i meant immobiliser, but hope this isnt the case, its a preface, so half can, luckly i have the car-pass.

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