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Espace IV 2005 2.0 Turbo Battery keeps dying...
I'm new to this message board lark and this my first post, so bear with me...
I have a 2005 espace 2.0L
(I like buying fuel...)
The battery has died again today - 4 times in last 3 months after being replaced at 2 years to to similar issue (no faults found then). I fully charged battery with good quality trickle charge overnight last week and car had a reasonably long run on Sunday.
S*d's law says today is also the day that my dealer is closing their local branch (SMC Guildford) and of course can't get any help at any other dealer for 1+ week and in 30 miles of home.
I'm inclined to change the battery myself in first instance, then fault find whether its a charging and/or draining problem.
Questions are: (1) is changing battery straightforward if I have radio code (and also read something about leaving sidelights on to prevent voltage spike)? Are there any other tips or traps?; and (2) is this a common problem??
Thanks for any help!