Technical Specialist 1.2 TDI
Age is not necessarily a guide to a battery's condition. The battery on my Lupo 3L is approaching 12 years old and it's capacity is still greater (just) than that specified.
Yes, agreed.Just replaced my 12 year old battery. The old battery was still turning the engine over, but was slooooooow on cold mornings. To avoid getting stranded somewhere and begging strangers for a jump start (been there, done that) with jump leads in my hands, I decided to pre-emptively replace my battery in the cold and dark while keeping one eye on my 2 yr old son...
While I appreciate the build of the A2, the weight saving innovations and clever use of space, I really believe some procedures have been made needlessly difficult.
Battery replacement is one of those procedures, as is air filter replacement.
In short, no. But you may be prompted for your stereo's security code if the power is interrupted. You may get lucky, however.Umph.. one question.
Does one need to supply un-interrupted 12 volts to battery cables (from an external power supply) during battery change?
Sorry - ignore me - managed to get the trim off. What a nightmare of a of a jobHi. I dont know if anyone is on who can help.me. have completely flat battery and bought a new one, but no success getting the old one out. I've undone the star screws but I can't get the trim off the boot because the foam insert is holding it down, but i can't pull the foam insert out as the boot trim is holding that down. I can see the battery bolts but can't get to them with the foam in the way. The foam is too tough to break.
Any help very gratefully recieved . Thank you