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Battery Woes

PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 1:30 pm
by Pepsi_Max
Hello good people. After months of much grief and many visits to Motortune, it looks like the culprit of my flat battery problems has finally been found. The picture below is the alarm siren and back up battery. It had become faulty and had taken it apon itself to drain the main battery. According to Peter, it's not an uncommon problem so I wondered if anyone else has had this happen to them. I have a 2004 996tt so I'm not sure it if it's an issue for all 996's or only the turbo.
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Re: Battery Woes

PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 2:16 pm
by Andrew[MG]
Lee, was this what was wrong with yours or did Kieran just keep giving you duff batteries? ;)

Re: Battery Woes

PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 3:39 pm
by Angelus
Eh, we'll keep this one quiet. :oops:

Do you have the part number? I just keep mine on a trickle charger now. How long did it take to drain the battery and how long does it last now!

Re: Battery Woes

PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 3:59 pm
by Pepsi_Max
It lasted about 2 days before it went in to Motortune. It lasted 2 days with them as well. Once the siren was isolated it was fine (full charge). Only got it back today so fingers crossed it's now fixed.

Re: Battery Woes

PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 7:59 pm
by Angelus
Is it still going? Do you have the part number please, I'll have a look on P.E.T. and see what's involved. :D

Re: Battery Woes

PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 11:30 am
by Pepsi_Max
It's going fine but I only got it back on Friday. Once I've left it for a week or so we will see what happens. It's looking good so far though ! The part number is 996.618.237.03. It might be a good idea to give Peter at Motortune a call (01501 822247) just to check your options. He is a bit busy at the moment though. I counted 8 Porsches when I was there on Friday !!

Re: Battery Woes

PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 5:38 pm
by Angelus
Pepsi_Max wrote:It's going fine but I only got it back on Friday. Once I've left it for a week or so we will see what happens. It's looking good so far though ! The part number is 996.618.237.03. It might be a good idea to give Peter at Motortune a call (01501 822247) just to check your options. He is a bit busy at the moment though. I counted 8 Porsches when I was there on Friday !!

No problem, I just need the part number. I don't use Peter, I know many that do and get a great service. I guess you can't please all the people all the time.

Re: Battery Woes

PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 5:45 pm
by Michael
Evening all

I had trouble with my batt on the 997. Theres a meaty copper cable running from the batterjy at the front to the back whos bracket/connection was gubbed Which my mechanic refabricated. Now holds charge no matter what and starts with no hesitation unlike before. .....wworth considering.