Scoop
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12v battery replacement UK

I have trawled the forum so apologies if asked recently - Anyone know who replaces 12v batteries ? Can I do myself or will car need computer plugged in? Been told £600 by main dealer. Halfords and Kwik got here not phev trained
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Re: 12v battery replacement UK

Third-party batteries are not quite as expensive as the original ones - but they must be vented and installed correctly, to prevent harmful fumes entering the passenger compartment. There is no computer reset involved.
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Re: 12v battery replacement UK

And no PHEV work involved - so Halfords & Kwik-fit are perfectly capable of fitting - well, as "capable" as anything else they do! ;)
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Re: 12v battery replacement UK

Make sure that you replace it with a like-for-like "absorbent glass material" battery.

Ordinary car batteries are incredibly dangerous when fitted in the interior of the vehicle.
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Re: 12v battery replacement UK

Thanks !
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Re: 12v battery replacement UK

As mentioned, you can't just use any old replacement. The battery is technically inside the car, so you need to replace it with a similar type. Not sure where you're based, but mention of Halfords leads me to suspect the UK. Richi (of FAQ fame) has a UK Amazon page with various items for the PHEV including a couple of 12V batteries
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