Battery Dead?? No lights no nothing

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Re: Battery Dead?? No lights no nothing

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Mocki wrote:Rather than mess about with a lights on alarm , just change the bulbs to led. You can leave them on for days at a time with no flat battery then .....

Have you got a spare brake light bulb and a bit of wire ?
Easiest way to find a parasitic drain on your van is to disconnect the neg battery connection and insert the bulb between the neg lead you just took off and the battery neg connection , any drain will make the bulb light , the brighter it lights the bigger the drain .
Remove fuses until drain stops .

Odds on its the stereo memory wire

cool. thanks. led bulb eh.. just for side lights?

and to add, stereo does operate with no key in. whats a stereo memory wire?
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Re: Battery Dead?? No lights no nothing

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Thats a good idea re battery drain - Bulbs to LED?

I might do this myself. Can I get these cheaply from ebay?

Any idea which ones?
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The memory wire is an always-on live connection for saving the radio stations when you switch off the van and the switched live goes off.
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Re: Battery Dead?? No lights no nothing

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what battery is popular for 2.1 MV/SS Petrol nowadays?

if I have an amplifier in the car, should I go with some more power like  72Ah?

such as https://www.varta-automotive.com/en-gb/ ... 72-409-068

and actually I had starter problems (due to flat battery, Kids playing in bus and lights on I guess), I charged it overnight, but still wouldnt start but then disconnected the amp and it solved.

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Re: Battery Dead?? No lights no nothing

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Led bulbs in everything except the indicators and headlights . 
I used led panels for the brake lights because led bulbs whilst bright enough were not giving a wide enough spread 
Ralph did the same, but he documented what he did .... 
have a read here 
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=148954&p=8118761&h ... s#p8118761
cheap enough off eBay or amazon .

as for batteries, the battery box on a petrol is 175mm x 175mm x 315mm the correct code is 065 , but a 075, 085, 095 and type 100 fit 
I fitted https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/075-XD-Car-B ... 4902.l9144
that was 18 months ago and it is more than good enough for my camper 

 
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