So due to the cold and not using the car much recently, me and the family piled into it yesterday, and it wouldn't start. Ended up walking, and putting the battery on charge. Thing is, it was pretty fiddly getting the battery out. In fact, I'm not sure I needed to disconnect as much as I did - i.e. all the extra bits (alarm connections, etc.).
- Was there an easier way to disconnect it? Basically, if the battery is knackered (it's about 4/5 yrs old now) how do I get the alarm gubbins off the battery (circled yellow in photo.)
- Secondly, you can top up some 'sealed' batteries to get more life out of 'em - any idea how to do it on this OEM Exide one?
Any help appreciated, as ever.