Battery

CB98

Registered User
My Audi battery is slowly dying so will need to replace it soon.

With everything on cars there is lots of options for the replacement.

what’s the best way to go about this? Should I just go to Audi and pick up an OEM battery or just get a Bosch one from my local car parts store?

is the replacement a straight swap or is there any coding needed?
Thanks in advance
 

NHN

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Tayna are great & very good prices for premium batteries, awesome service too.
 

NHN

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Tayna supply must battery types, find someone local to code or goto Audi.
 

wab172uk

Now in an X3 M40i And a Yaris GR-Four
My Audi battery is slowly dying so will need to replace it soon.

With everything on cars there is lots of options for the replacement.

what’s the best way to go about this? Should I just go to Audi and pick up an OEM battery or just get a Bosch one from my local car parts store?

is the replacement a straight swap or is there any coding needed?
Thanks in advance

How old is your car?

I ask as my S3 was coming up to 5 years old, and would spend weeks at a time just sat in the garage without moving. Fired up every time, and never gave me concern the battery was dying.
 

mikemod

Registered User
My car is August 2016 and the battery is definitely on the way out.
Slow cranking, although it still starts ok.

VCDS readings give the following after sitting overnight

11:31:46
IDE01834 Battery voltage 11.727 V
IDE01839 Battery charge condition 63 %
IDE01842 Usable battery charge 20 Ah
IDE01843 Battery voltage at rest 12.3 V

7 minutes of having the ignition on and all accessories off

11:38:20
IDE01834 Battery voltage 11.336 V
IDE01839 Battery charge condition 41 %
IDE01842 Usable battery charge 9 Ah
IDE01843 Battery voltage at rest 12.0 V
 

eribaMotters

Registered User
Tayna supply must battery types, find someone local to code or goto Audi.

Just a thought for my own future interest. If the battery needs coding and you could get an Audi dealer to do a price match, wouldn't it be cheaper to go direct to the Audi dealer than buy a battery and then pay for coding?

Colin
 

AlS3BE

Registered User
Just a thought for my own future interest. If the battery needs coding and you could get an Audi dealer to do a price match, wouldn't it be cheaper to go direct to the Audi dealer than buy a battery and then pay for coding?

Colin

doubt dealers will price match parts.
It’s normally just servicing.
Tayna is very cheap for batteries. An agm battery for around £110 is cheap, dealers would want £300+. There isn’t much in the coding side of it. Change a few numbers so the module recognise a new battery has been installed as far as I know. Not sure if obd11 or carista can do this.
 

CB98

Registered User
How old is your car?

I ask as my S3 was coming up to 5 years old, and would spend weeks at a time just sat in the garage without moving. Fired up every time, and never gave me concern the battery was dying.


My car is a 2015 tdi. It seems to be struggling to start on the colder mornings or when left for a few days
 

JohnM100

Registered User
VCDS Map User
Gold Supporter
Can the battery coding be done via VCDS?

Yes

Just enter battery type, capacity, and change serial number (doesn’t matter what serial number is changed to, it’s just a flag to the car to learn a new battery).
 
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