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Disconnecting battery while not using vehicle

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself' started by sungoa2010, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    Goa
    Need your advice. I won't be using vehicle for 2 weeks. Do I have to disconnect the battery? Will it affect ECU or any other electrical components?
    Thanks.
  2. I don't think 2 weeks will have any impact. But it's always better to disconnect -ve terminal. Only impact is all your trip computers will be rest along with any custom settings.
  3. vIjAy_kHaSa

    vIjAy_kHaSa Esperto

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    1,352
    Panchkula
    There is no need to disconnect -ve terminal if car will stay parked for less than one month.
    Latest gen batteries really last long when not used.
  4. J Ravi

    J Ravi Esperto

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    Bangalore
    There is no need to disconnect the battery terminals. My Linea stayed connected for more than 3 months, when I had gone to Australia. No worries.
  5. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    Goa
    Thanks to all for quick reply.
  6. vinz

    vinz

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    IXE
    i had some issue i dint use car for a a week. this it happened 2 time to me. I had to call Fiat care to Jump Start the car thru external battery. This happened to me after i had installed fiat key less entry may be there is a leak i will get it check once i keep for second service. It happens if i dont use car for 3rd day.
    So these days if i dont use car for more dan 2 days i just remove -ve from battery connector. Ever time i will need to reset the date.
  7. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Yes there is some issues.
    I keep my car unused for 10 days and it starts without any problem.

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