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k13r4n

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Ok guys I have nothing at all from my car no lights power button won't light up or interior lights won't light is this a flat battery and is it safe to jump start it or not or is it safe to use a battery booster

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Dead battery.

I'd recommend a booster pack over a jump start.

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+1 on not jump starting

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And make sure to find out exactly why this has occurred if it is not a totally defective battery.

I assume you have checked the battery connections

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Had the radio on washing the car and fans etc my own fault jumped it as battery boosters were 60 quid in halfrauds but should be ok now

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radio shouldnt drain tha battery it has a built in 1 hour feature to prevent this ide have the battery checked

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Had the radio on washing the car I had the electrics on and the fans going full pelt while I was cleaning the windows

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Still getting the battery checked

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Battery is 71% and everything seems ok

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dont sound right to me but i'm no expert. still, get your earth straps checked and make sure they are not loose

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71% will soon drop with the cold weather, I would strongly consider using that as a spare / emergency and replace your battery :)

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Mine has the exact same symptoms. Went to start it today, totally dead (It's been sat for nearly a week). No lights, nothing. Only thing flashing is the red LED in the middle of the speedo and revs gauge. Looks like I need a new battery as this has been on since new and lately it has been getting lazy.

Do I need a special battery? I seem to remember someone saying on the Fords you need a silver calcium? Something to do with the smart charge system?

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Silver or double calcium battery not lead acid bosch silver are highly recommended

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Silver or double calcium battery not lead acid bosch silver are highly recommended

I was looking at the Bosch Silver S5 at Halfords. Are they easy to fit on the Focus? I was looking in the Haynes manual, they say it's fairly easy. Also, if I but the S5, will the battery cover still fit over?

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The battery cover should still fit its a pretty big box under there easy to fit just make sure you have youre radio code and the car may be a bit odd till the ecu relearns everything you get the bosch on ebay far cheaper usually with next day delivery

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The battery cover should still fit its a pretty big box under there easy to fit just make sure you have youre radio code and the car may be a bit odd till the ecu relearns everything you get the bosch on ebay far cheaper usually with next day delivery

Yeah, there's a place near me doing it for £58. I'll pick it up tomorrow. Thanks for the help. Much appreciated.

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wow 58 quid I was looking at the Bosch battery in halfrauds and was just under 120 for the battery alone

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wow 58 quid I was looking at the Bosch battery in halfrauds and was just under 120 for the battery alone

It's £90 for the BOSCH S5 for my particular car from Halfords.

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All done now. Car thinks it's -57 outside, however, everything else is ok.

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