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12v battery replacement UK

Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2022 2:18 am
by Scoop
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

Re: 12v battery replacement UK

Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:10 pm
by jaapv
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.

Re: 12v battery replacement UK

Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:44 pm
by greendwarf
And no PHEV work involved - so Halfords & Kwik-fit are perfectly capable of fitting - well, as "capable" as anything else they do! ;)

Re: 12v battery replacement UK

Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2022 1:51 pm
by AndyInOz
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.

Re: 12v battery replacement UK

Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2022 3:34 pm
by Scoop
Thanks !

Re: 12v battery replacement UK

Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2022 5:29 am
by ThudnBlundr
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