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  1. Hello All, Just did pre-service (at Halfords) of the pre-MOT pre-service. Few advisory items come up - rear brakes pads 8mm, one parking light bulb and failed 12v battery. No surprises there, knew that battery is not in best condition already - just nice to find out why. So the report says that battery failed, performance 0%, the cells shot and short, voltage - 10.29v. Funny enough as car is garaged both at home and where I work I have no issues with battery. Furthermore, it is Halfords own battery (some kind of Platinum with 4 years warranty) and Halfords doesn't want to fulfill their obligation to replace it under warranty. To be fair I don't have a receipt, but the battery is made only 2,5 years ago and fitted just over 2 years ago, quite obviously within the warranty. That said I decided not to replace it until it completely fails. However, already doing some research for the day of failure. My personal opinion is that battery is bit under powered for car with so much gadgets and especially mine being SEL just drains even more power, obviously living in UK have its own benefits e.g. no cold winters, so even cheap batteries last (or at least should). Based on all the information I though that I might go for Exide or Bosch. Cannot say much bad about Halfords, especially considering that it doesn't develop much issues even in such condition, but it is principal for me now not to get one from them, because I feel like their warranty is rather unfair .. Any other opinions or suggestions? Thanks in advance,
  2. Footwell Lighting

    Hi Guys I recently purchased an IS200 Sport 2003 plate, in a few days I am installing a new Sony head unit and bypassing the amp. However I am also going to install footwell LED's but I am unsure how to go about this. Should I use an independent switch for them or use the lights on the ceiling as a control? Any tips are much appreciated as I am a newby to modifications as I have recently transferred from a Vauxhall Corsa 1.0l. Thanks
  3. Hi all, First post here. I have a 2006 rx400h purchased with 30k miles 18 months ago. We drive the car a few times a week and regularly on weekends. The 12V SLI battery was dead 6 months ago, I figured it was 5yrs old and time for a new one, so i replaced it, this worked for 6 months. One month ago the battery was again dead. I Had the car jump started and drove it for a day, the next day it was dead again... bought a trickle charger, took battery out and charged it in our house overnight, it then worked for a day.. and then was dead again. I took the battery (6 months old) into Kwik fit, they gave a free replacement. 3 days later the new battery is dead as well, repeat cycle of jumpstart, drive, trickle charge, etc... dead each morning. Took car under AA 5-star warranty to a local garage, they looked for 4 days, alternator fine, battery fine, they cant find a problem. Have now booked to take it to a lexus for them to look (of course its dead so will need to jump it to get it there). and now its not covered under warranty. A quick search shows a history of these electronics problems with some ghost draining the battery overnight... but why all of a sudden after 5 years of no problems and a new 12V battery? I cant believe that a 'luxury' can needs to be trickle charged with a solar charger each night... never seen a range rover or an X5 with this problem any help or advice would be appreciated. I'm getting tired of spending my nights unhooking the battery to bring it in for charge, then the mornings putting it back in so my wife can take the kids to school (parked on public street). HELP!!!! Austin