Low battery issue after first MOT and health check.

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scm
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Re: Low battery issue after first MOT and health check.

Post by scm » Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:43 pm

ninetails wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:34 pm
Once you have driven away the car will have to be booked in again ...
Not really, just disconnect the battery for a few minutes and you're done. ;)
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Re: Low battery issue after first MOT and health check.

Post by Dazarooni » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:32 pm

scm wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:17 pm
I coincide my car service and MOT at the same time (or will do when it's 3 years old) so it only goes to the "hospital" once a year. I use a very competent independent in Southampton and have never had problems after servicing any of my 3 previous Jaguars and the F-Type - he does a great job at a reasonable price.
I've tried searching a few times for an independent near here but there is no one. Closest seems to be Glasgow which is around a 140 mile round trip!


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Re: Low battery issue after first MOT and health check.

Post by Dazarooni » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:34 pm

ninetails wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:34 pm
Just some added info. I also have the MOT done at the same time as the service, and have read on the American site that quite a few people have had the battery warning message after they have put their cars in for their emissions test, so this problem could be caused at the MOT test for the same reasons given in my earlier post. I had my 3 year service and MOT done at same time last year, at the same Jaguar dealer, with no problems. So It can be done correctly if the correct procedure is followed, What I shall do in future, and would suggest other people do the same, when picking up car after a service, is before unlocking the doors (if keyless entry keep key fob away from car) look through the side window to see if the light in the door locks and the red warning triangle are still on, if they are I will refuse to take the car away until they finish the job. Once you have driven away the car will have to be booked in again, you know what it is like. If electrical system is shutting down correctly lights in door locks will turn off in approx. 1 minute followed by the red triangle in approx.10 minutes after locking the doors.
I think that's a good idea to not accept the car back until the hazard light goes out. Dealerships need to learn from their mistakes.


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Re: Low battery issue after first MOT and health check.

Post by rbs » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:59 pm

This has been discussed on the American forum at length. Just happened to me. Simple fix:

Disconnect the battery (either post) for 30 second.
When you place the cable back on the battery the alarm will sound. Turn it off with the key fob door close button.
Go have a cup of tea and wait 30 minutes.

Take your car for a good drive and everything will be fine until the next reset (someone not clearing codes or about 1.5 years).

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Re: Low battery issue after first MOT and health check.

Post by zirconiated » Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:34 am

scm wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:17 pm
I coincide my car service and MOT at the same time (or will do when it's 3 years old) so it only goes to the "hospital" once a year. I use a very competent independent in Southampton and have never had problems after servicing any of my 3 previous Jaguars and the F-Type - he does a great job at a reasonable price.
HI, who is the Independent you use please.
TIA


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