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Old 06-01-14, 12:40 PM   #1
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Just got back from a 2 week holiday to find my battery is flat. I have read that jumping the car isn't a great idea so what are my options?

I live in a flat so getting power to the car to charge the battery is going to be difficult, I would ideally like to get it going again without spending too much...

Car is a 307 110 HDI if that makes any difference.
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Old 06-01-14, 12:41 PM   #2
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Take out battery, charge it. Replace and perform a BSI reset.
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Haha, what a numpty. Thank you!
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Just been reading the suggested procedure for battery disconnection/re-connection and wondering how I can do it with my car being in a car park that lots of people can access?

As I understand it if I follow the proper procedure I will be leaving the drivers window open while I charge the battery? Surely this must have come up before?
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An alternative is to have someone inside the car doing the work while another reconnects the battery.
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Thanks, so I should:
  • Unlock car
  • Open bonnet
  • Close doors
  • Wait 3 minutes without touching anything
  • Disconnect battery
  • Close bonnet
  • Lock car using the key
Then to reconnect:
  • Unlock car with key
  • Let someone into the drivers seat
  • Open bonnet and close all doors
  • Reconnect battery
  • Wait 10 seconds
  • Turn on headlights
  • Start ignition
Sound ok?
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Yep, spot on. I live in an apartment with a shared residents car park and have done the same.
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Does anyone know what the original battery is in a 307 110 HDI (2003)?

I have had long term starting issues with my car and am wondering whether it is still on the original battery (I have just pulled it out, it is a Bosch S5). If so I am wondering whether I might be better off changing the battery and seeing whether that improves the starting rather than charging a tired old battery...

Thread with a video of the starting issues is here - https://www.peugeotforums.com/forums/...s-video-64329/

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Does anyone know what the original battery is in a 307 110 HDI (2003)?

I have had long term starting issues with my car and am wondering whether it is still on the original battery (I have just pulled it out, it is a Bosch S5). If so I am wondering whether I might be better off changing the battery and seeing whether that improves the starting rather than charging a tired old battery...

Thread with a video of the starting issues is here - https://www.peugeotforums.com/forums/...s-video-64329/

Thanks.
I was always taught, if you didn't know how old your car battery was, replace it...
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Yep, especially if you're getting odd electrical things happening with the car.

There's usually a manufacturing date code stamped on them somewhere.
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