Battery disconnection & charging help? - Alfa Romeo Forum
You are currently unregistered, register for more features.    
 
Thread Tools
(Post Link) post #1 of 4 Old 10-02-13 Thread Starter
Status: Avanti!
AO Member
 
Mattsky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 175
Battery disconnection & charging help?

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.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Alfa battery.jpg (89.4 KB, 30 views)
Mattsky is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Status: Contra principia negantem non est disputandum
AO Silver Member
 
coxy1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Toliman
Posts: 2,032
Yeap you made that harder than it needed to be.

In future undo the 2 phillips screws in the red plastic bar and lift it out, undo the positive terminal then that whole plastic tray with the fuses just lifts away.

Some on here have added tables to the batteries so I would assume you can top them up. The original batteries are around the 120 mark I think.
coxy1 is offline  
Status: -
AO Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 513

Member car:

159 Sportswagon.

Quote:
Originally Posted by coxy1 View Post

Some on here have added tables to the batteries so I would assume you can top them up. The original batteries are around the 120 mark I think.
Your not adding tables but tablets, that typo had me googling to see what I had missed!

On sealed batteries they still have plugs under the stickers, you can hammer them off with a small chisle or similar put in tablets an replace plugs with new.

Using a voucher code get 30% off batteries with eurocarparts and a bosch s5 will be around 80

Jonnym
jonnym is offline  
(Post Link) post #4 of 4 Old 10-02-13 Thread Starter
Status: Avanti!
AO Member
 
Mattsky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 175
Ah, great stuff chaps. Good knowledge. Thanks for swift replies, too.
Mattsky is offline  
Reply

Go Back   Alfa Romeo Forum > Supported Alfa Romeo Models > Technical & Vehicle Assistance > Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider

Tags
battery , charging , disconnection

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome