Battery query

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oldpilot
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Battery query

Post by oldpilot » Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:49 pm

My MY18 Macan S is laid up involuntarily in a garage in the South of France (since mid-june) and I see no prospect of being able to retrieve it before the end of the current French lockdown (whever that ends).

If my memory serves, the battery goes into "sleep mode" and preserves enough juice for the vital functions.

Will I be able to just connect up my trusty trickle charger and expect it all to come to life, or should I expect to jump start it and hope for the best?

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Re: Battery query

Post by Paul » Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:02 pm

With a bit of luck, it should start after 4 - 6 months.
If not, Jump start at first and then plug in the trickle
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Re: Battery query

Post by Guy » Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:20 pm

I had a few warnings when I left my car unused for three months and the battery discharged, however they came up after recharging the battery with a charger. This situation is covered in the manual - for instance it tells you to clear the PSM warning by driving a short distance and putting in a few steering inputs. I had other warnings but they all cleared quite quickly.

I did also have to use the manual/emergency key to enter the vehicle - this is all explained in the manual. If it's not totally dead I think you can use the remote fob by holding it close to the right hand side of the rear window - again this is covered in the manual.

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Re: Battery query

Post by Toddie » Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:56 pm

Guy wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:20 pm
I had a few warnings when I left my car unused for three months and the battery discharged, however they came up after recharging the battery with a charger. This situation is covered in the manual - for instance it tells you to clear the PSM warning by driving a short distance and putting in a few steering inputs. I had other warnings but they all cleared quite quickly.

I did also have to use the manual/emergency key to enter the vehicle - this is all explained in the manual. If it's not totally dead I think you can use the remote fob by holding it close to the right hand side of the rear window - again this is covered in the manual.
But if the manual is inside the car there is a bit of an issue!
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Re: Battery query

Post by Nuclear Nick » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:28 pm

Toddie wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:56 pm
Guy wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:20 pm
I had a few warnings when I left my car unused for three months and the battery discharged, however they came up after recharging the battery with a charger. This situation is covered in the manual - for instance it tells you to clear the PSM warning by driving a short distance and putting in a few steering inputs. I had other warnings but they all cleared quite quickly.

I did also have to use the manual/emergency key to enter the vehicle - this is all explained in the manual. If it's not totally dead I think you can use the remote fob by holding it close to the right hand side of the rear window - again this is covered in the manual.
But if the manual is inside the car there is a bit of an issue!
That’s when the Good to Know app comes in handy!
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