X250 Cab battery change in pictures

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  1. Techno

    Techno Funster Life Member

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    If you have a cab radio that has a secure code have it to hand before you start
    If your alarm has special instruction for resetting? either have the instructions or contact the supplier/installer

    I encountered no problems and I had a residual voltage feeding back to the cab due to a Sterling BtoB being installed.

    Be absolutely sure you have the correct replacement battery! physical size capacity and terminal configuration.

    Remove the cab carpet and there is the floor panel with coin turn fixings a 50p piece is good, just half a turn on each
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    Now you have the battery box cover, just remove the two nearest 13mm bolts.
    The lid hinges up and then pull it away from the hinges towards you.
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    This is what you will find
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    Now remove the battery clamp 13mm nut
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    Now disconnect the Negative clamp, no spanner needed here but best to remove the cable out of the way altogether by removing the 13mm bolt to the chassis also.
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    Now remove the terminal cover at the +ve end
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    Remove these two screws and the red plastic doobree lol
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    Then slacken the +ve clamp nut 10mm ring spanner and lift the lot clear
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    Pull out the old battery
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    Present the new one
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    Be sure to remove both transit plugs
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    Reverse the whole procedure Amen

    EDIT this is a left hand drive vehicle so do not be confused by that.
     
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    There is no confusion Andy it is in exactly the same position in a right hand drive van and the cables are handed the same.

    John
     
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    Yours is posh my AT dosen't have a battery box cover :Angry::Angry:
     
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    :Doh: Had I know I could have said this is what you might find :Laughing: not this is what you'll find
     
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    Glad you cleared that up.
    I was just about to spit the dummy out and fire off an e-mail to AutoTrail wanting to know where mine was. :Blush:
     
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    Hi

    I see in your last picture your changing your battery to a Varta which one are you using? I'm thinking of changing mine which I have a Ducato 2.3 130 multyjet 2008 and I'm trying to find out if it will support AGM batteries which seems more difficult to get the info spending hours all over the net :cry: :Smile:

    After reading this thread http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/962868-post9.html and http://www.aandncaravanservices.co.uk/battery-technology.php makes me think maybe I should go down this road with the new technology for changing leisure batteries (which are due for renewal) I have a Sargent PX-300 intelligent battery charger which supports AGM batteries up to 220Ah just don't know if the Ducato alternator does!

    Thanks :Smile:
     
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    Thanks for the link :Smile: I had been thinking of getting one of those Varta Silver. Is it ok to get a larger Ah

    I have no idea what your on about with the alternator :Wink: when I read A& N site information it was saying that the alternator must not charge the battery over 14.4v which is what I was trying to find out:Smile:

    Does it work by: a) alternator to battery then battery to an intelligent charger then to leisure batteries?
    b) alternator to battery and leisure batteries bypassing any intelligent charger?
    Thanks :Smile:
     
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    the battery under the floor in the cab, as described how to change here is the vans engine battery, not the leisure battery. fitting an AGM engine battery is massive overkill. just stick with a standard starter battery to start the engine
     
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    both the batteries are charged by the engines alternator when the engine is running via a split charge relay. the intelligent charger is run off the mains electric hookup. if you have a battery to battery charger fitted it charges the leisure battery at a much faster rate via the alternator, but this is an after maket extra not found in many vans
     
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    just wondering if the larger battery (110 as oppose to the original 95) has any effect on the alternator, whether it will take a little longer for the alternator to charge the larger battery when running the engine and if consequently the alternator will not start charging the leisure batteries, anyone noticed any difference?
     
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    The size is immaterial. You won't be discharging the battery any more so it will take exactly the same length of time to charge up. In practice it will likely charge quicker because you will be discharging the new battery less than the old battery when you start the engine due to the old battery being old and tired.
     
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    Thanks for that, order placed!
     
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    Well I just followed this guide and fitted a new starter battery tonight even bought the same battery from the same supplier ordered it yesterday and arrived this morning the only thing was it looked like it may have been on the shelf for a while? (I don't know) I suppose I thought it would just look sparkling new ;) I checked the voltage before fitting 12.8v once fitted my vans internal voltage meter (traffic lights system) was showing it to be low so went for a drive to top it up will see how it is tomorrow. Can anyone tell if I should have put some vaseline round the terminals if it's necessary?

    Anyway Big Thanks to Andy for the guide to keep me right :)

    Steve
     
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    I would expect it to look like new
    A fully charged battery is 12.6 volts
    I didn't use Vaseline
    Did it have the transit plugs in place ?
     
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    Hi Andy I got it from your eBay link batterymegauk and it did have the transit plugs if place (I thought the terminals looked a little dark?), maybe it's just me! I would have just got the garage to do it in the past but since getting the mh I want to be more hands on :) I checked the voltage before fitting and this morning seems to be at the same level (traffic lights system) its supposed to have a 5 year warranty!

    Cheers
     
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