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    When your car key battery goes flat........

    How do you change it yourself? Has anyone done this before? I'm sure it can't be that complicated and I dont fancy paying 35 quid for an official dealership to do it for me.

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    You may find that when you remove the battery to replace it - you need to reprogram the keyfob to the car.

    If this is the case - then that's what your £35 will be paying for (as well as the battery itself)


    Otherwise, just crack it open, see what the battery type is and replace it with another that's the same.

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    - Depends on the car but tends to be fairly easy.

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    What make and model of car?

    information that will help us give you a better answer
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    do it quick and it shouldnt lose the memory if it has one.

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    10 Steps to Replacing a car Battery.

    1) Drive to autoparts store
    2) Go inside and as clerk for new battery
    3) Open Hood. (bonnet?)
    4) Find battery
    5) Disconnect neg terminal
    6) Diconnect pos terminal
    7) Remove old battery
    8) Place in new battery
    9) Connect pos terminal
    10) Connecct Neg Terminal

    Your done.


    oh and close the hood.
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    That's all well and good Q, but he's on about the battery in the car key/fob :p
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    nevermind Q. good faq though

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Fast
    That's all well and good Q, but he's on about the battery in the car key/fob :p
    Oppps, I missed the key part.

    I was wondering why you guys were acting all nice to such a simple question.
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    well that was the key bit of information

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Monkey
    well that was the key bit of information
    yeah, I read the key part in your posts, but I didn't put the two together.
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    With my Volvo it tells you how to program a new keyfob to the car in the owners handbook, although it recommends payng for a volvo dealership to do it (of course it does!) but it also tells you, so check the manual! Took me about 30 seconds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonCub
    yeah, I read the key part in your posts, but I didn't put the two together.

    Press Any Key to continue.
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    Dammit and ive been driving around with my replacment car battery on my passenger seat for 3 years, if only i had known it was that easy to change hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enforcer
    Press Any Key to continue.
    OMG, I can't find the Any Key.
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