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Offline Mikeyd1

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Re: Battery replacement
« Reply #10 on: 15 March 2021, 19:29 »
I bought an AGM battery from Amazon, £125 (now gone up to £143), the dealer quoted me £247 for a replacement EFB battery. Fitted and coded it myself, but I have got VCDS that I bought some while ago/
You got a link mate? Thanks
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Offline Rudedog

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Re: Battery replacement
« Reply #14 on: 17 March 2021, 18:08 »
I think this is the same AGM battery but made by Varta, I've had a good fast service from the batterymegastore (free next day delivery).

https://www.batterymegastore.co.uk/product/varta-silver-dynamic-agm-e39-car-battery/

Bosch and Varta batteries are made in the same factory in Germany which is the biggest in Europe.


Edit - sorry biggest AGM factory in the world!
« Last Edit: 17 March 2021, 18:12 by Rudedog »
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Offline Mikeyd1

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Re: Battery replacement
« Reply #15 on: 17 March 2021, 20:42 »
So what do I have to do to code the battery above, I do have OBDeleven but haven’t got a clue to code a battery. Thanks
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Re: Battery replacement
« Reply #16 on: 18 March 2021, 07:01 »
You need to code it in the gateway.
Essentially three adaptation channels, battery type (wet, efb, agm), capacity (Ah), serial number and if your manufacturer exists as a choice then that too. Not that the manufacturer matters much I think.

Stick to the CAN/UDS guide on here:
http://wiki.ross-tech.com/wiki/index.php/Battery_Replacement

You don't need to use the actual serial number, this just needs to be changed, e.g. by adding 1 to the existing one.
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Re: Battery replacement
« Reply #17 on: 18 March 2021, 09:03 »
How much should I look to pay for OBD 11?

Offline Mikeyd1

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Re: Battery replacement
« Reply #18 on: 18 March 2021, 14:33 »
You need to code it in the gateway.
Essentially three adaptation channels, battery type (wet, efb, agm), capacity (Ah), serial number and if your manufacturer exists as a choice then that too. Not that the manufacturer matters much I think.

Stick to the CAN/UDS guide on here:
http://wiki.ross-tech.com/wiki/index.php/Battery_Replacement

You don't need to use the actual serial number, this just needs to be changed, e.g. by adding 1 to the existing one.
Thankyou
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Offline Mikeyd1

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Re: Battery replacement
« Reply #19 on: 18 March 2021, 14:34 »
How much should I look to pay for OBD 11?
proberly around 30 to 40 for a used 1.
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