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Boxman

Member Since 09 Feb 2014
Offline Last Active Apr 24 2014 06:20 PM
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In Topic: S-Max Battery

17 April 2014 - 06:47 PM

Pot luck with batteries, I had a big bore Honda motorcycle owned it from new for 12 years, parked it in my garage for two years, recharged the battery and used it for another year then sold it with the original battery. Had my s-max for 3 months and had to buy a £70 battery for it. Depends on how the vehicle has been used,or abused, or just had a naff battery to start with.


In Topic: Flat Battery, Recharge, Then Immobiliser Active Message! Any Clues?

13 February 2014 - 08:55 PM

Well sorry guys !!! I have'nt meant to cause any offence but when I said lots of well meaning advise I was refering to the oral advise I was being given by well meaning workmates etc. the advise you all gave was spot on and I did not realise that there were three of you posting and I did not intend to upset anyone.

With kindest regards Nick. 


In Topic: Flat Battery, Recharge, Then Immobiliser Active Message! Any Clues?

11 February 2014 - 09:54 PM

Further to your suggestion of an impending battery failure I recharged the battery last night but had little success with only 11.5 volt by this morning. I purchased a new battery and everything is now tickety boo. The car started straight away and no immobiliser messages or any other messages come to that. Interestingly enough the self levelling headlights no longer have a hissy fit when I turn the lights on.

Thanks Scudney for your advise as I was being given a lot of well meaning but incorrect time-wasting advise.

Regards Nick. 


In Topic: Flat Battery, Recharge, Then Immobiliser Active Message! Any Clues?

10 February 2014 - 09:43 PM

Thanks for this advise Scudney, they are self levelling, and fully charged after a 24 hour charge the battery still only showed 12.5 volts. The second and most important issue is that the immobiliser is now active and refusing to let the car turn over. It has been suggested to me that the flat battery has allowed the immobiliser to forget the keys and, even though it allows the doors to unlock and re-lock and turn the ignition on it will not allow it to crank over the engine. :( Since then the battery has drained further and the car is now suggesting that there is a fault with the power steering, headlights and the immobiliser plus telling me that the battery is low, ( don't you love having the !Removed! obvious stated to you ). I have three possible solutions to try involving some procedures with the keys and unless you can suggest any other ideas i will post any good news I may have tomorrow once the battery has charged. Once again thanks for replying. 

Regards Nick.