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    V8 Vantage - Car locking / Battery Question

    Hi Guys

    I have been experiencing flat battery issues with my 2007 V8V. Sometimes the car has not been used for between 3-7 days and the battery has been found to be discharged. (i.e. not enough to start the engine).

    First I took it back to the dealer....who said it must be a faulty battery. So it was replaced. However, subsequently it has happened again.

    I have taken it in again, and we found that when the car was not locked, the light in the boot, where the fuse box is, stays on. However, if the car is locked, the light in the rear fuse box goes off after about 4 mins.

    So my question to all the other owners is do you leave their car unlocked in the garage? If so, have you had any battery problems. It appears to take about 3 days to drain the battery.

    Your replies would be greatly appreciated.
    (PS I have also posted this on the AMOC site.)

    Re: V8 Vantage - Car locking / Battery Question

    Jcparki, so you mean all this time the issue is with one light staying on that drains it? I lock my car so have no idea if this is normal. Hope this gets fixed quickly, as I want to do our photoshoot dude!

    Re: V8 Vantage - Car locking / Battery Question

    I've read that there is a design flaw with the sun visors on some Vantage models where a wire can get trapped during assembly of the interior and results in a constant drain on the battery. I'm sure they said 07 cars were modified but it might be worth checking out. Go to pistonheads.com and look at the Aston section of the Gassing station forum and you'll find more info there if you do a search. Pistonheads Aston forum

    Re: V8 Vantage - Car locking / Battery Question

    Quote:
    ISUK said:
    I've read that there is a design flaw with the sun visors on some Vantage models where a wire can get trapped during assembly of the interior and results in a constant drain on the battery. I'm sure they said 07 cars were modified but it might be worth checking out. Go to pistonheads.com and look at the Aston section of the Gassing station forum and you'll find more info there if you do a search. Pistonheads Aston forum



    Thanks ISUK....i'll check it out.

    Re: V8 Vantage - Car locking / Battery Question

    Quote:
    WAY said:
    Jcparki, so you mean all this time the issue is with one light staying on that drains it? I lock my car so have no idea if this is normal. Hope this gets fixed quickly, as I want to do our photoshoot dude!



    We defently will WAY....but not probably for about 4 weeks! Plus....I should really clean the car! I had to drive it down down dirt roads!

     
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