vehicle battery

  1. J

    California aux battery problems - Low and not charging

    Good day, My main car battery recently died so I ended up re-charging the battery with another boosting battery and cable. I was able to re-start the car, but since then the auxiliary battery constantly indicates low battery and no lights, nor fridge, nor electric roof top works. Even the...
  2. Pidsley

    T6.1 Starter battery 50% limit?

    Hi, I've heard that once your starter battery runs flat, the van maintains an error code that only allows the van to recharge the battery to 50% capacity? An only clearing the error code will allow it to charge to full capacity again? Is this correct, as my garage are saying they don't know...
  3. S

    [Resolved] Carista: Battery registration option not showing 2017

    Hi all, I need to swap my battery and register it. I have carista pro subscription so should work, but it doesn't come up in the service drop down menu which is where it should be. When I interrogate the vehicle supported tab, my t6 says battery registration is supported, I have emailed...
  4. C

    Starter battery issue

    Had my T6 for a week, setup as a camper with leisure battery and Orion dc dc 12/12 18 unit. I’m having a problem with the starter battery discharging and not having enough voltage to start the van. Had AA out tonight to get it going. Been doing a bit of reading and I’m not sure the Orion is...
  5. Saffa365

    Water pump supply from main battery

    Hi Guys I’m planning on running a separate supply from my battery to run a Shurflo pump 4.5amps . Realistically the pump won’t operate for longer than a minute between outings ( only used to wash salt water off after a surf ) Will this be to much drain on the main battery ? Don’t really want...
  6. Marcinkus

    Cali Ocean - smoke from battery

    Hello everyone, I'm recently a happy owner of California ocean of 2017, I have a problem when I turn on the engine with the cali parked downhill upside down, esc and smoke from the hood in the battery part....... Not so what to think Thank you all
  7. L

    Do I need to disconnect the vehicle battery in my 2018 VW T6, which has stop/start, before I use a battery charger?

    I have a Vitron 12/30 Blue Smart Charger, that is due to go into the van when the leisure electrics are done. For now, I want to charge up the vehicle battery. I have just read the VW Manual, which makes no reference to using a battery charger but gives the impression that to jump-start the van...
  8. Samro

    Voltage falls about a volt on unlock

    I have been using my van as a mobile lounge for the last 3 weeks due it being more comfortable to sit on a car seat than any other chair in my house! I've not been driving the vehicle and so the starter battery hadn't received any juice over the last couple of weeks or so. The voltage fell...
  9. osman

    Starter battery dead

    I hooked up to 240 to give my leisure battery a well needed boost . Made sure it finished (eg settled down at 14v and after a few hours disconnected . Another couple of hours later I went to start the van and the starter motor was dead . Called the AA and they confirmed it was not taking a...
  10. piper1

    Battery replacement help plz

    I hope somebody could help me out plz regarding battery replacement. I’ve recently charged from a Varta 75Ah to a Varta 80Ah battery and I was wondering if I would be able to just change to the Ah from 75 to 80 in VCDS only, reason being is the new battery didn’t come with a BEM serial. Tried...
  11. LimaHotel

    Starter battery and split charge

    My friend has a 2016 T6 from a conversion company. It has a 80ah AGM starter battery and the converter installed a ‘smart battery isolator’ split charge instead of a b2b charger. The alternator was replaced a couple of months ago. The van has been throwing up a stop start error for a while and...
  12. Lux

    Diagram or photos of under bonnet battery covering installation

    Hi all, I had my van re mapped before moving interstate and they forgot the battery holder. I now have all the parts to put back together however I'm not 100% how they all go. If anyone has a diagram or photos with their battery removed would really help! 2017 transporter t6 4motion
  13. R

    Water in engine bay/under battery

    Hey guys, Hope you’re all well. Just wondering if anyone can ease my mind and confirm if this is an unavoidable problem. Noticed a small leak in the passenger footwell of my 2017 T6 transporter (second image). Pulled the glove box off and found no real damp spots. Pulled the scuttle panel off...
  14. John the Gas

    New Battery - what Ah & spec?

    It’s time for a new battery for my T6 150 DSG. It’s the original Varta 75ah and it’s 5 years old now the factory original. I’ve had the usual checks and there is no discharge and the alternator is working well. These cold mornings it just about starts and I am in and out of the back all day so...
  15. M

    Battery Reccomendations/Spec

    Hi, I have a 2017 T6 SWB T32, 204BHP engine but notice the battery is struggling in the cold weather so pretty sure its on its way out. Can anyone give me the spec or reccomendations of battery make model for deccent ones. Cheers
  16. M

    Electrical Dilemma

    Had electrical issues on and off since buying my converted T6 MY 2017. Thought I had a parasitic drain as starter battery power draining over a couple of days of use Had an auto electrician come out - no parasitic drain, starter battery ok (new 4 months ago) alternator charging ok. It’s been...
  17. veearrsix

    school boy error

    So I am swapping out the stock headunit on my t5.1 for a sony aftermarket one. I have mocked up the loom but needed a switched live (as many t5 owners will already know). I considering running a wire down to the fuse box, but decided to have a look behind the headlight switch. I found someone...
  18. Ricardo T

    Zing Batteries

    Great product range and exceptional customer service, just duff product in my case. Durite mini starter battery. (Speak to Sarah.);)
  19. F

    Stop/start not working even with new battery.

    2018 T6, smart alternator. I have the message coming up on the dash at ignition on "Stop/start error", but with no faults showing with OBDeleven. Stop start was working fine up until I had a battery go flat a couple of times. S?S stopped working then, and hasn't worked even with the new batter...
  20. Jeff6667

    Battery lead loose, causing shutdown

    This is what happened to me today. Dear Sir, I am absolutely furious. I was driving my T6 transporter today and it totally cut out on me at a set of busy traffic lights,Lodge causeway Bristol. After 10 minutes I managed to get someone to help me to push it to the side of the road. Everything...