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nutrunner
post Feb 11 2013, 11:51 AM
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hi all im thinking of putting a new battery in my v50 2004 , will taking it out affect my radio or any lecky component
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post Feb 11 2013, 03:29 PM
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Any particular reason why you're thinking of doing that ?

Lately, some of my batteries have lasted 4 years; others 7.

Every car is a bit different; but most are tolerant of a straight forward swap, dis-connecting the ground cable first. Some radios need to re-coded for their anti-theft resistance systems. If your radio is so equipped, make sure you have the codes available BEFORE replacing the battery !

When I suspect a battery of mine is going south, I start carrying my jumper cables and dust off my trickle charger until I get a clear diagnosis . . . . I've sent too many good batteries to a premature funeral when it was something else.

I've been intrigued while carefully listening to a Montreal Radio ad recently offering a New BMW Battery installed for a mere $229.00 (Canadian) and it even includes a 2 year Warranty . . . . such a deal !

As you might suspect; I'm a firm believer in "If it isn't broke, don't break it" !
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post Feb 11 2013, 04:06 PM
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thanks Vermont its working alright but it came with the car 2004 and to its the old fashion type and i want a more modern sealed gel battery also the radio in the v50 is sealed unit inside the floating dashboard fascia , ill ring up my local volvo dealer and ask them all the best len
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post Feb 11 2013, 09:35 PM
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If possible, connect an external 12v power supply by cable and clamps to the car battery terminals before disconnecting them from the car battery and leave connected until the new battery is connected. Normal wiring is all that is needed, not heavy booster cables, but these can be used also in a pinch but be careful the clamps do not touch each other or the positive connection to any earth point. This will allow a continuous power supply to the car electronics avoiding the need to recode your radio and reset your preferences.

If the removed battery is still OK it is a good idea to keep it charged as a back-up booster and to supply the 12v supply when you need to change the battery again.
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post Feb 12 2013, 03:32 AM
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thanks worth a go, but will ring my nearest volvo dealer just to check about the radio
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post Feb 12 2013, 05:36 AM
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just been told i dont need a radio code from my main volvo dealer if i disconnect battery, on my v50 sportwagon 2004, so happy days new battery on the way ,

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post Feb 12 2013, 10:45 PM
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That makes sense. After all, it is not exactly the type of radio that can readily be stolen from the car! Your station settings and car computer preferences for security, lighting, etc may need to be reset though but then possibly not.














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post Feb 13 2013, 01:26 AM
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QUOTE (Platypup @ Feb 13 2013, 03:45 AM)
That makes sense. After all, it is not exactly the type of radio that can readily be stolen from the car! Your station settings and car computer preferences for security, lighting, etc may need to be reset though but then possibly not.
thats right but they have told me all my settings will be alright as the v50 is on a different system , he did tell me what it was , but it was to complicated for me to understand , hahaha hope all is well in AUS freezing cold here

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post Feb 14 2013, 01:22 AM
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Of course it's summer here with temperatures in the 30+ degrees Celsius. Soon time for me and the missus to walk our dog along the beach in the lovely warm sunshine. Can't help but feel sorry for you poms at the moment!!
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post Feb 14 2013, 03:10 AM
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hahaha bet u do, mind u AUS has had its fair share of droughts & floods lately , ive just been out over the fields with my white alsation bobby then 1/2 hr to get him clean and dry after all the rain and snow we have had , its leather seat cleaning today ,had the stone chips done ,then all thats needed is a good wash and wax but that can wait till the weather gets a bit warmer,only had the car 2 weeks but am well pleased with it, ive had BMWs for a number of yrs now but they are not dog friendly . so went for this v50,
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post Feb 15 2013, 09:50 PM
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What a lovely pooch. The V50 makes a great dogmobile and is one of the reasons we bought it. Previous entries in this forum suggest others have had the same idea. We have travelled extensively with our dogs (collie & golden retriever) with the back laid flat and the car has proved its worth. We only have the goldie now and she is getting a bit arthritic.

Many cars we have looked at are poorly designed with the rear too high or awkward for and old dog (who is also rather heavy to lift) to climb into. We use a ramp now at the back whenever possible to make it easy on her joints.

In contrast to your dog the old girl (not the wife) only needs the sea water rinsed off her after playing on the beach rather than snow and mud in your case and this only takes a minute or so and she dries quickly with the hot weather.
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post Feb 16 2013, 05:55 AM
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thats right wish we had your weather tho,could do with a 12v hairdryer to dry him off , haha, ive just booked the car in for a complete mop- paint- touch up and wax for next wed , as it hasnt been garaged and has some scratches and swirls from having it cleaned in them garage machine washes , worst thing for washing cars so by wed night it should be pristine inside and out the garage will be emptied before then so i can be put away at night , ive not used the garage for the last 3 yrs as my bmw e38 was to big for ir so ive used it as a store room . full up haha , ive always used acv, apple cider vinegar for other dogs we have had with the joint problems
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