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Hi All,

Started my car this morning and a message popped up saying "Key battery low, replace soon". My car is going in for service on Monday, can they just simply do this, but will I be billed for this?

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James

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Many garages will routinely change the key battery as part of the service. They will bill you for the price of the battery. You might be able to buy a battery more cheaply and fit it yourself but for the sake of a few pence it's probably not worth the hassle.

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That's cr*p lol. I finance it from my local ford dealership and I pay for the service plan! I would of though this would of been covered by the warranty????

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Yep, exactly as above, warranty only covers things that aren't designed to wear out unfortunately, you still have to pay for consumables. Service plan MAY include a battery change if its on the service schedule for your car, I doubt it would be though.

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my cars 6 years old and has at least one if not both of the original batteries, my Peugeot before lasted 12 years and still worked (just) when I traded it in. You may have a short or something pressing the buttons perhaps?

I know Citroen remotes can develop always on shorts.

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could possibly be where I was messing around with the key the other day...as I have press to start, I wanted to find out where the actual key was and how I get it....probably didn't push the key back together again properly. I have had the car 9 months??? on the other hand - similar circumstance, my speaker is crackling, I assume this wouldn't be covered in warranty either then????

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My key fob has been on the fritz as well and I suspect the battery is on the way out. Would this fit my 2010 Focus 1.6 Tdci?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-x-DURACELL-CR2032-3V-Lithium-Coin-Cell-Battery-Batteries-DL-2032-EXPIRY-2024-/310923323288?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item4864796798

Exactly the right one.

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