Changing Starter Battery 1996 2.5TD

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  1. Claudius17

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    Hi All, Newbie to motorhomes and only had my Hymer 1997 B544 for 6 weeks. During our last outing the battery failed completely and I needed recovery to start the MH. Diagnosis was a dead battery, the alternator was charging well but the battery was refusing to hold charge.
    My question is will there be a problem when I change the battery with the 'coded' system on this model Fiat Ducato?
    I also intend to fit a cut off switch to use when in storage. Will this cause a problem with the aforementioned 'coded' system.

    Thanks in anticipation of some expert replies.

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    did anything need codes after you got the van started? if no then no ,at that age i would imagine the only thing that would need a code would be the radio
     
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    No, no codes needed after jump start. The van does have a code warning light when ignition is turned on but this goes out within a few seconds after the key is turned. The battery is not absolutely flat but will not turn the engine over. I'm just wondering if the battery is removed that it might cause a problem.
     
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    That's exactly my system, jollyroger, I'll go ahead and change the battery when I return from hols ( not in MH) .

    Thanks very much for your help.
     
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    I Claudius ,,,, sorry :).

    The best thing you could do at the moment is subscribe to fun and be part of the community (y).

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    We have an isolator fitted, pain in the bum remembering to isolate every time you park up so we bought a battery master after the 2 nod battery died.

    Peace of mind now as crank battery always topped up, no need to isolate or turn round and go back when you realise you forgot and won't be using it for a few weeks.

    Available from Vanbitz, and if you join the Fun first you will get a chunk of your subs back with the club discount.

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    Thanks everyone, sounds like a plan to become a member.

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