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    Dead battery at 23k miles?

    Hello, My car battery went dead on me today after i came out of mates house after a few hours, didnt leave any lights on etc..

    As far as i know its the orignal battery but surely it should last more than 23k miles?

    Bro had to give me a jump start, then went for a 12 mile drive, going to start her up in the morning and see what happens?!
    Any ideas??

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    I think you must have somthing draining your bat, Ive done 65k with dvd, ice, sat nav, phone kit on the origional vxl battery with no problems to date.
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    how old is the car???

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    Do you do lots of short journeys with lots of electric stuff switched on?

    ...and 12miles isn't goona be enough to get much charge in it either

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    As said if your cars a low miliage older car then the short journeys will pay havock on the battery's life

    I've always been told that froma start up it will take 20 milutes worth of driving to put that charge taken from the battery back in
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    I've left my music going in my car with my subwoofer going for 7 hours!
    It's not a low power sub either.

    Would advise getting the battery put onto a battery charger...see if it will take full charge.....may take a while to do so too.

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    Its a 53 plate! Suppose I do alot of short driving no more than 6 miles on agv tho another thing i only drive it 3 maybe 4 times a week?

    Most of the time will have music on, got an alpine HU with standard speakers

    Another thing I use my satnav now and again plugged in to the fag lighter.

    Think i should get a new battery?
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    With that milage you are really not keeping the battery fully topped up, which leads to quicker degradation as you are running it down almost constantly, so in all likelyhood it is on its way out. Pop down and get it tested.

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    Cheers guys! Will see if i can get it sorted today.
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    Just a quick update, brought a new battery from halfrauds in the end! So far all good!
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