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i have personally never seen such a pipe coming from the battery... it looks like it goes straight in to the water section of the battery.... im not sure though that if i pull it out it would be a good idea .. my brother is being really grumpy over it ..... i can understand why really as hes had the car less than a month and this has happened to the battery.... he called AA out ... they started it with a booster ...when we tried to get to a garage unfortunately the car stalled and couldnt be restarted..... so now we may have to wait til Monday to get something done about it.
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the only thing i can think of is some one has connected a wire to the negative side of the battery is to fit an aftermarket alarm or to run a install to the boot,which is a bit daft really when they are loads of good earth points in the back of a clio

the only way to find out what this lead is for is to post a picture of the wire,or you trace the wire back to its source

or go to a outlet who supply and fit a new battery

hope this is of help
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It is fairly common to have a vent pipe on a battery especially where it fitted in a tight or enclosed space - its perpose is to allow the hydrogen produced by the battery to be vented into the fresh air. It is not unknown for the gases to ignite and cause a fire or explosion. This applies particularly to batteries used in caravans, etc. Just a few week ago I fitted a new battery to a 1996 Megane which was fitted with a vent pipe because the battery was fixed in a fairly restricted area behind the engine compartment bulkhead. It may also be wise to have the alternator output checked as this can also lead to having a flat battery.
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