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Disconnecting the battery

As I have to leave my car for 6 weeks I disconnected the battery before I left. It suddenly dawned on me that this might not be a good idea with regard to all the gizmos on the car in particular the oil service and service indicators.

When I reconnect the battery will these need to be reset by a dealer at great expense no doubt or is this not a memory related thing?

Sorry if this is a dumb question but I haven't had a car that had these potential problems before, my GTV is incredibly basic in comparison to the 159

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I have a 159ti and when I got it the guy from Alfa told me to disconnect the battery if I go away anywhere so I'm guessing it wouldn't have a detrimental effect on anything!

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I've disconnected it for 30 mins as a tuning reboot and all I've had to reset was the clock and date!
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This sounds encouraging, thanks
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I presume you've considered the effect on your insurance by not having the alarm in operation? Have you considered fitting a battery conditioner instead, e.g. Optimate or CTek?
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I presume you've considered the effect on your insurance by not having the alarm in operation? Have you considered fitting a battery conditioner instead, e.g. Optimate or CTek?
I hadn't but the car is in a garage in rural France where it's unlikely anyone would hear the alarm anyway. I will of course make no mention of the fact that the battery was disconnected if the car disappears. :wink:
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Check battery levels and just lock it with the key.
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Check battery levels and just lock it with the key.
Dead locking is not possible then though is it?
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