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    Second dead battery
    on: Jan 26, 2015, 04.05 pm
    Jan 26, 2015, 04.05 pm
    When I turned the key on my 2013 SE, yesterday morning, I got nothing but a little clicking when I pushed the horn button. This is the second time for me. Last month, the shop replaced the battery, and the service tech told me it wasn't unknown for a battery to fail after less than two years. I ride to work, forty miles a day, five days a week. The battery was good on Friday and dead on Sunday. The main fuse is good. The battery posts and terminals are clean and secure. I borrowed a car to get to work, this morning and the shop is closed on Mondays. I don't have a voltage meter and I've misplaced my charger, but a jump starter might be better. Any comments? :183:

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    Re: Second dead battery
    Reply #1 on: Jan 26, 2015, 04.10 pm
    Jan 26, 2015, 04.10 pm
    Did you show your dealer this? :


    Audio Module software update
    Last Edit: Jan 26, 2015, 04.15 pm by malcolm

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    Re: Second dead battery
    Reply #2 on: Jan 26, 2015, 05.54 pm
    Jan 26, 2015, 05.54 pm
    Thank you very much. I will. Do you think a lithium battery would last longer?

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    Re: Second dead battery
    Reply #3 on: Jan 26, 2015, 07.58 pm
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    If there is a drain (likely radio ) then no battery will last.  Some batteries will recover after deep discharge but lead acid is not one.  After a deep discharge a lead acid will probably not recover fully!  Sounds. Like you need the radio update.

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    Re: Second dead battery
    Reply #4 on: Jan 26, 2015, 08.55 pm
    Jan 26, 2015, 08.55 pm
    Thank you. I'll have that done.

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    Reply #5 on: Jan 26, 2015, 09.01 pm
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    Insist on a new battery after a deep discharge!

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    Re: Second dead battery
    Reply #6 on: Jan 27, 2015, 04.50 am
    Jan 27, 2015, 04.50 am
    *Originally Posted by thomasp48 [+]
    service tech told me it wasn't unknown for a battery to fail after less than two years.
    Sure it's not unknown...but if there isn't something causing a drain (as Malcolm and John suggest) or if there isn't something wrong with the charging system then those batteries are called "defective"
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    Re: Second dead battery
    Reply #7 on: Jan 27, 2015, 05.19 am
    Jan 27, 2015, 05.19 am
    *Originally Posted by thomasp48 [+]
    When I turned the key on my 2013 SE, yesterday morning, I got nothing but a little clicking when I pushed the horn button. Any comments? :183:

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