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Offline Snoopy

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GTI battery what type?
« on: 17 March 2020, 18:12 »
Looks like I need a new battery after 10yrs... Nothings built to last nowadays...

Whats the type shape I need?

Only lists it as a Varta and VW part number on the OEM battery itself. 5k0 915 105 D 
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Re: GTI battery what type?
« Reply #1 on: 14 May 2020, 16:36 »
Did you find an answer to this? What symptoms did you have that indicated needing a new battery? My car is the same age as yours.
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Re: GTI battery what type?
« Reply #2 on: 14 May 2020, 17:59 »
Beeping when opening door. Lots of fault codes when I scanned it one or two showing voltage 11.5v. Ctek charger didn't want to charge it. Window in top of battery nearly clear. Battery resting voltage at 12v or below.
https://www.batterymegastore.co.uk/product/varta-silver-dynamic-d15-car-battery/
Other 027 battery makes and suppliers available.
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Re: GTI battery what type?
« Reply #3 on: 14 May 2020, 18:09 »
Try charging it first you may find its fine just gone flat with lack of use. Much cheaper than paying for a new battery.
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Re: GTI battery what type?
« Reply #4 on: 15 May 2020, 10:14 »
I Changed mine the other day.  Wasnt holding charge if not driven within 24 hours.

AFAIK you need a Type 096 or Type 027 (096 being the larger battery)

I replaced the OEM battery with a EA640 Exide Premium Car Battery 027TE which was more powerful than the original (640CCA vs 540CCA original VW)

Hope that helps.
 

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Re: GTI battery what type?
« Reply #5 on: 31 July 2020, 20:12 »
is it true you need to code in a new battery?

Its not just a case of swapping it over now days?

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Re: GTI battery what type?
« Reply #6 on: 01 August 2020, 00:34 »
is it true you need to code in a new battery?

Its not just a case of swapping it over now days?
Only if your car has stop start.
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Re: GTI battery what type?
« Reply #7 on: 04 September 2020, 14:16 »
Changed mine last year to a Bosch s5 keep an eye on ECP they usually have decent deals on for them.
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Re: GTI battery what type?
« Reply #8 on: 06 September 2020, 13:36 »
Changed mine last year to a Bosch s5 keep an eye on ECP they usually have decent deals on for them.
Were i got it in the end was cheaper than ECP even after watching there discount offers or getting a price using a large trade account with them sadly.
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