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First issue with the IS300h

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So, 6+ years later, the first issue arises with the IS300h. Ours is a 63 plate, so one of the early ones

Admittedly, one that I diagnosed before the car was even started by the way the door mirrors opened.

Yep, you guessed it, duff Battery. AA man recharged and car is fine. It was left for 2 weeks as we were on holiday. A relatively simple and cheap fix so Im very pleased to be perfectly honest. 

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6 years isn’t bad from one of those batteries, I’m waiting for mine to start giving issues.
One way I used to be able to tell on the Prius was the traction Battery used to discharge quicker when the 12v was on its way out, did you notice that with your IS?


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On 1/2/2020 at 6:42 PM, Jayw13702 said:

6 years isn’t bad from one of those batteries, I’m waiting for mine to start giving issues.
One way I used to be able to tell on the Prius was the traction battery used to discharge quicker when the 12v was on its way out, did you notice that with your IS?


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Not really laid attention to it. Once the AA guy came and charged the Battery I wouldn't say it's any different to be honest.

I'll probably get the car priced up for a new Battery at the local dealer. See what they say but I'm expecting around £300

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On 1/4/2020 at 12:09 AM, rayaans said:

Not really laid attention to it. Once the AA guy came and charged the battery I wouldn't say it's any different to be honest.

I'll probably get the car priced up for a new battery at the local dealer. See what they say but I'm expecting around £300

They 'had' an offer of £125 fitted. Its not a super duper special Battery so to speak.

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3 minutes ago, Andrew888 said:

They 'had' an offer of £125 fitted. Its not a super duper special battery so to speak.

Car is running fine. Starts up when left for 3 days so not too concerned at the moment. Will probably get it fixed at next service 

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On 1/4/2020 at 1:09 AM, rayaans said:

Not really laid attention to it. Once the AA guy came and charged the battery I wouldn't say it's any different to be honest.

I'll probably get the car priced up for a new battery at the local dealer. See what they say but I'm expecting around £300

£300 for a new Battery ? I hope not . The Battery on our old Micra runaround packed up last week , Halfords & Kwikfit both quoted over £100 , a neighbour recommended a local Battery specialist shop , done for £68 . 

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On 1/22/2020 at 8:25 PM, Dealkent said:

£300 for a new battery ? I hope not . The battery on our old Micra runaround packed up last week , Halfords & Kwikfit both quoted over £100 , a neighbour recommended a local battery specialist shop , done for £68 . 

That's all good mate, but BMW and their crooked mates Mini have to have the batteries programmed to the vehicle ECU before it recognises it, total rip off. 

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