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Battery

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by Euan Clayton, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. Euan Clayton

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    Just back from holiday, and found battery completely drained. Car has been locked in garage for 3 weeks. No lights or anything else switched on. Any ideas as to what could cause the drain?
     
  2. badman gee

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    Yes, you should of left it on trickle charge.

    The alarm must of drained it.
     
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  3. t-tony

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    If it won't stand that Euan , it's knackered. Have it tested, but I think you'll find it's ready for changing.
     
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  4. GazHyde

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    The other cause can be the boot/trunk light staying on.

    Only known way of testing this theory is either find a very small person without claustrophobia, or leave your camera phone recording video and close the lid ;)
     
  5. badman gee

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    Yes and get yourself a good charger like the CTEK.
     
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  6. badman gee

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    Shutting your mother in law in the boot can check it.

    The bonus is you don't have to let her out.
     
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  7. t-tony

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    If you use the car enough you don't need a battery baby sitter though.;)
     
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  8. t-tony

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    I can't speak for before Mike but he'd definitely fit in the Z3 boot now, I've seen him at Newark, a very slim BB.
     
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  9. Euan Clayton

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    Tried myself but couldn't get the boot lid down..

    Thanks for the help everyone. Could be the battery is knackered as my other car had no probs.
     
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    If you had, there's no inside lid release.
     
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