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Been having this problem for the last few months. Got the car into LR today and was told the battery showed a fault when they plugged it in and needed replacing. At a cost of £450 you can imagine my answer!
I argued that a 2017 vehicle just out of Warranty shouldn't be requiring a new battery but was given the 'not used during lockdown' speech even though my car was used daily throughout

My question is can i not go to somewhere like Halfords and get an equivalent fitted by them? The tech @ LR told me i can't do it myself as there are a few systems that need to be reset when the battery is changed?
 

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Halfords will fit it for £25, all in cost approx £170 inc resetting the battery management software. The Halfords battery also has a 5year warranty.
 

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If you do a search on battery replacement you will find my post from around July.
"Finally replaced my battery, fairly easy job just the weight of the replacement. A two person lift into place. Cost with a discount at Halfords, £116."
No resetting of anything required ;)
 

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You need to reset all the windows after a battery change

Open each window
Close the window fully.
Release the switch. Then Lift the switch to the close position and hold for 2 seconds
Repeat the procedure on each window.
 

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:roll: No window reset required when I changed the battery over.
 

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County said:
:roll: No window reset required when I changed the battery over.
It's to reset the one shot close , reports of water leaking in if this is not done after a battery change.

You also have to run it for at least 40 minutes after to reset the battery gateway module/ BMS system.
It goes through a recalibration process of charging up and discharging several times to set % and voltages to ascertain battery capacity.

Having watched My DS go through this and then the Jag I learned quite a bit .

It's also in your manual 😂
 

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So its looks like I'm victim to dreaded battery fault. Have a MY18 and it only went in for first service 2-months ago and since then car has been on some long runs including to Devon and back from Hertfordshire and then Red Warning light saying battery low start engine message came up which was perplexing ? Took it for a long run and still message persisted. Today used a CTEK MX7.0 charger which cycled through its diagnosis / programme cycle and started charging taking battery up to fully charged, disconnected and bang error message still there :( Came onto forums and see this long thread where others have been experiencing same issue. Also having now read these posts I realise / have become aware that I can't remember last time that stop start kicked in ! Will be calling LR assistance and pushing to get car seen at dealers and 'hopefully' resolved either new battery , software update or preferably both , will then make sure I trickle charge battery every month but like others confidence in car has been severely dented. Had whining balance shaft issue previously which at that time ended in me having the WHOLE engine replaced !
Message disappeared so I thought I'd got away with it and warning coming back on was maybe whilst the BMS recalibrated, however message retuned a few days later even thou car has had good runs etc. Called out LR assistance and they sent a AA engineer who inevitably tested battery and said all is OK with it but doesn't have the LR laptop to do deeper dive but suspected software fault and booked it into LR garage. Dropped car off there and am waiting for diagnosis and hopefully new battery as only just over 2 years old. However pissed off that I was warned diagnosis costs £160 pounds and if no fault found would be up to me to pay it ! which is ridiculous as LR assistance ( even thou they sub out to AA) booked car in as having a fault . Also was told battery replacement if faulty not covered under 3 year warranty but surely if there is a 'fault' with charging system / software which degraded a battery LR cannot hide behind the battery is a 'consumable' malarky ? Your thoughts appreciated.

Richard

On a positive note got a nice Land Rover Range Rover Velar 2.0 D240 R-Dynamic HSE 4dr Auto to potter about in as courtesy car !
 

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Been getting this spurious alarm for several years - see earlier posts. Comes & goes. Had a new passenger mirror fitted in April with complete re-set of software 'cos broken temp sensor threw software into chaos (but that's another story) . Battery alarm cleared for few weeks but it's back again. Car's been standing now for about 10 days - dash cam disconnected. Checked battery volts - 12.128V - anybody know what the cut-off voltage is?. Charging battery as I speak - will see if alarm clears. Earlier incidents of battery alarm have been cleared when another alarm has popped up e.g. Tyre pressure low alarm - this appears to clear the battery alarm once the tyres have been pumped up - not joking! The software is totally unpredictable & needs a complete re-write. Don't believe anything until you've checked it out manually.
 

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So, after 55 years driving, I am back at the stage of my first car, a Triumph Herald which needed the occasional charge. Progress??
I have the dreaded low battery, start engine problem and the dealer has just charged the battery for me ( was going to be £99 + VAT but as it was in for the first 2 year service after 11,500 miles, "special offer" was free), but advised me to either travel a minimum of 1,000 miles a month or buy a charger. So I now need to buy a charger.
Does anyone know which is the better choice - the CTEK MXS 5.0 or the CTEK CT5 start/stop?
 

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Does anyone know which is the better choice - the CTEK MXS 5.0 or the CTEK CT5 start/stop?
I'm struggling with the same thing. Not needed a regular charger before but with working from home going to be a much bigger part of my life going forward and my average mileage dropping from 14,000 to 3,000 if I don't do something I'll be replacing batteries all the time.

From what I can see, the CT5 is a maintainer primarily which will do the job perfectly well, whereas the MXS5.0 is a more powerful charger, still does all the same maintainer functions but comes with some reconditioning capability too.
So technically the MXS5.0 is a much better unit, which you'd expect to pay more for, only if you go to Amazon, the MXS 5.0 is cheaper!
Actually, given the 29% off Amazon are doing on the MXS5.0 it's too good a deal to pass up and I've bought one.
 

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Thank Sarah. Bought it with comfort extension. Total cost £61.95 from Amazon Prime.
 

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Getting by battery replaced by local indy LR specialist. LR new battery with 2 year warranty.

LR would do it for 340 if I booked it in online. 300 all in with sorting electrics. Could have gone Halfords route but don't trust them a newish car.

Never replaced a car battery after 3 years 4 months &#x1f937-1f3fb-2642;🙈.
 

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Got my Ctek charger so put it on my DS on Sunday morning. Checked it Sunday night and it still wasn't done yet. Checked again in the morning and it had moved on to 'maintenance charging'. Took the car out, everything fine and now the stop-start is working again.
Hardly surprising people are having battery issues. Even if the car is used every day, people simply aren't taking the longer trips they used to. I've cancelled numerous runs over too see friends and relatives in different towns. Weekends away haven't happened. There's not even been the trips to the airports I'd normally do. Just a quick trip to the local shops, nothing more.
 

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Got my Ctek charger so put it on my DS on Sunday morning. Checked it Sunday night and it still wasn't done yet. Checked again in the morning and it had moved on to 'maintenance charging'. Took the car out, everything fine and now the stop-start is working again.
Hardly surprising people are having battery issues. Even if the car is used every day, people simply aren't taking the longer trips they used to. I've cancelled numerous runs over too see friends and relatives in different towns. Weekends away haven't happened. There's not even been the trips to the airports I'd normally do. Just a quick trip to the local shops, nothing more.
Which CTEK did you get please?
 

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If it helps anyone, I couldn't find a great place for the comfort connector as mine was an m6 bolt I think, and most under the bonnet close by were m8.

So I just cut the metal end of the connector, undid one of the m8 bolts somewhere, slid the connector under, then tightened the bolt.

Works fine and actually charged the battery today. Doing it monthly atm.
 

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If it helps anyone, I couldn't find a great place for the comfort connector as mine was an m6 bolt I think, and most under the bonnet close by were m8.

So I just cut the metal end of the connector, undid one of the m8 bolts somewhere, slid the connector under, then tightened the bolt.

Works fine and actually charged the battery today. Doing it monthly atm.
They supply an M6 connector with the kit. You can buy additional comfort connectors quite cheaply and they do them in 6, 8 and 10mm versions.
The LED one I just bought is an M8 (8.4mm) fitting so I'm hoping i'll have a few more options than with the 6mm.
 

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Just had my battery replaced - LR091092, which is an Exide. Wonder if they have changed. Previous poster said it was a Varta AGM.

Voltage before 11.9. Now 12.7 with new one &#x1f44d-1f3fb;
 
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