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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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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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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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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 - http://www.peugeotforums.com/forums/307-38/starting-issues-video-64329/

Thanks.
 
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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 - http://www.peugeotforums.com/forums/307-38/starting-issues-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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Think I am going to replace the battery instead of trying to charge it.

Does anyone know whether a 278mm length battery will fit? The one that came out was a 246mm.
 

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Yeah, I did that.

It lists 278mm batteries as compatible under my registration but I went out and measured and it doesn't look like a 278mm would fit.

I reserved a 246mm for pickup, a 278mm would have been cheaper for the same CCA / AH, but probably not worth the difference if I have to lug the battery there and back when it doesn't fit!
 

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i have a 100 battery in my 1.6hdi it doesnt fit the battery tray properly as there shorter then the 2.0hdi ones

its still secure so no issues then you just need to bend the lugs down
 
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