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Bad Battery? or something else

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by ENZO, Nov 12, 2013.

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    Hi,
    my car failed to start yesterday and had to be jumped, i didnt leave any lights on etc...Drove home fine

    It started this morning but struggled, pretty sure the alternator is fine. Maybe just a weak battery?

    Gonna get it checked when i have time, do anywhere do free checks?
    and if i get a new battery is it a straight swap or does anything need resetting?

    car: Audi A3 2.0 TFSI Quattro SLine 2007

    appreciate it if anyone can answer these, Thanks :)
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    Jonathaan Diesel Power!

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    I had same problems a few months ago, replaced the battery and it cured it.

    Nope can be a straight swop - i payed around £35 for a Varta battery and it was just a case of removing old, and putting new in.

    Time and date will need resetting, and on first start i think the ESP will show fault (does on mine) then it clears.

    Jonny.
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    thanks for the reply

    did you buy the battery online?
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    Prob on original factory battery. Which in that case it'll be time for renewal.
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    I replaced my 5 year old battery the other week as I had the amber symbol come on in the DIS saying low charge.The light hasn't gone out with a new battery so it went into my local dealer yesterday turns out all is OK with that side of things and it's all down to a fault with the instrument cluster so only fix for that is a new one.
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    Varta Ultra Silver Dynamic, best battery for the 8P & not expensive either :)

    Search forum for this, as I've detailed part numbers various times.
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    got mine for like £70 delivered, and its been great. and such an easy change, and it was more powerful than the battery i had it before!
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    would have gone for that but too late now, already ordered
    this is decent enough i think

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    cost £57
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    'the S3 is perfect for older and more basic vehicles with fewer electrical consumer devices'

    Erm, arnt AUDI EVERYTHING is electrical? lol, i was under the impression they are heavy juicers.
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    THE BOSCH
    • Amp Hours: (Ah): 53Ah
    • Cold Cranking Amp: (CCA): 470cca
    THE VARTA

    [TABLE="class: left, width: 357"]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: evenrow label bold, bgcolor: #D5D6D8"]Battery Capacity [Ah]:[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="class: evenrow data, bgcolor: #D5D6D8"]77[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: oddrow label bold, bgcolor: #E6E6E7"]Cold Cranking Amps (CCA), EN [A]:[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="class: oddrow data, bgcolor: #E6E6E7"]780[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]


    The VARTA is significantly better for only £13 more, if i was you id be asking for a change of order.
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    I have the same car with the same age. What's the easiest/best way of checking if it's on it's way out before it's too late?
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    Yes that should fit, fitted one in my A3 last week. A much better battery that the original. :rock:
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    A local garage shud do a free battery check, takes most part of 30 seconds and will give a voltage readout. should be around 14v I THINK.
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    Bought it from a local car shop near me, looks like youv sorted this problem owt now tho? Be sure to update us when you come to fitting the new one (y)
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