Rainy day, dream
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: United Kingdom
As reported on an earlier thread, my battery "died" within a week of buying my year old 159 from a dealer; it had been left unused for 2 days. The dealer replaced it without quibble, same day.
3 months later, again after being left for a couple of days it wouldn't start. The AA said it was a dead battery. Took it in to the dealer who tested various systems and discovered that the alternator wasn't putting out the voltage it should have. They replaced it and all has been fine since.
However........ there is a co-incidence involved. Both times it wouldn't start were after the only times I had used the CD player. I had set the tuner menu to turn off after 20 mins and presumed that the CD would do the same, so when I got home I ejected the disc, got out and locked up. Next time I used the car it was dead as a dodo.
Now I physically turn the player off when I've finished with it. I may be totally wrong - but I'm not risking it!