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Second dead battery
« on: January 26, 2015, 04:05:19 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: January 26, 2015, 04:10:19 pm »
Did you show your dealer this? :


Audio Module software update
« Last Edit: January 26, 2015, 04:15:41 pm by malcolm »

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Re: Second dead battery
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2015, 05:54:39 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: January 26, 2015, 07:58:46 pm »
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: January 26, 2015, 08:55:12 pm »
Thank you. I'll have that done.

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Re: Second dead battery
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2015, 09:01:44 pm »
Insist on a new battery after a deep discharge!

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Re: Second dead battery
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2015, 04:50:17 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: January 27, 2015, 05:19:53 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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