MK3 Fiesta Battery Issue
Posted 24 November 2008 - 05:33 PM
I bought a new car! Good times.
The battery has gone. Bad times.
It's an M-reg (96) Ford Fiesta. The battery terminals are *not* like this:
But I can't remember what they're called to find a picture.
Instead, the battery terminals have a whole in which you put a bolt through, slip the cables over and then bolt it on with a 10mm bolt.
It has four cables. One giant red (positive) one. The other three I'm not so sure about. Stupidly, when I took the original battery out, I forgot which one goes on which. I *thought* just the red one on the positive and the other three on the negative. However, when I do it like that, I get nothing. No lights on the dashboard. No clock. Nothing what so ever. Turning the key does nada.
So, short of ordering a Haynes manual and waiting for it to arrive, I am wondering if anyone has any experience with this car so I can get the new battery in ASAP.
I've checked the new battery at the shop which I bought it from and it is definitely working. But in my car... nothing.
Any ideas please?
Ford Fiesta 1.1 petrol with 5-doors on an M-reg plate. I think it is called a Mark '3.5'.
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Posted 13 January 2009 - 01:25 AM
Posted 14 January 2009 - 10:47 PM
Posted 14 January 2009 - 11:01 PM
AH Cap 30
20 h rate
cold start 290
this battery is a flat type terminal with a hole in the possative and the negative
you can find them on this site http://www.performan...ery_information
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