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    Just got in car and turned key and it starts beeping and the wipers moved once up and a down...Peugeot 206 cc wouldn't start and now the Central locking is not working...hopeful this is just battery ? Any thoughts?
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    Sounds more like a failure of power to the COMMS unit. Did the headlights come on, too?

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    Headlights were really dim

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    Maybe a bat flattery then. If it's unknown age or about three years old, it's dead.

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    Yeah,I have no idea of the age of the battery..had the car for a year now plus it spent some time at the shop...three weeks with out running but had been fine for the last three weeks since pickup?hope it's just battery! Tell me Ado...if it's just battery is there anything special that has to happen when NRMA come tonight with new battery...does it need some kind of reset?

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    Yes, special procedure is as follows:

    Disconnect old battery. Remove from car.

    Install new battery.

    If anything doesn't quite work right, lock the car with windows up and bonnet open, disconnect battery and have a cuppa. Reconnect battery and unlock car with key, then start motor within ten seconds of unlocking.

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    Thanks for that....I ended up getting towed car kept idling badly and conking out, NRMA thought the alternator wasn't charging properly. Battery was dead flat

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    Had the battery light been on whilst driving before?

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    No everything was fine this morning....quite a surprise

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    How did it pan out?

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    My experience with modern batteries and their thin plates is that they get to the point of death without much warning and one of the cells just collapses......dead battery. We had one which was fine when we drove into the driveway but dead 2 mins later when we had to go out again!

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    Hey Addo, sorry for the delay....well the info you gave me was spot on....it was just a dead battery. All sorted now! Thanks for your help...
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    Glad it's fixed. Might be good to note the month/year on your new battery in case it happens again in three years' time.

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    Yep, good idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by neil s View Post
    My experience with modern batteries and their thin plates is that they get to the point of death without much warning and one of the cells just collapses......dead battery. We had one which was fine when we drove into the driveway but dead 2 mins later when we had to go out again!
    Exactly right. Just happened to us - car started fine. Turned off, tried to restart ten minutes later and nothing...... Luckily the farmstay cottages (yes, on holiday) are owned by a Citroen man and we had a CX parked there and jumper leads within minutes.
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    How's Denmark, John? Fantastic time of year; warm days, and cool nights. Before the school holidays, too!

    The battery in the BX went in the same fashion, but I happened to have a new spare sitting in the 505!

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