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Volvo V40 D4 (2015) Battery problem

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Old Jun 14th, 2018, 20:58   #1
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Angry Volvo V40 D4 (2015) Battery problem

Battery is completely discharged. Could not open doors. Output 3.5 V - is it completely dead? It has completely discharged for just ~4 days.
Does it make sense to try to charge it?

I tried to remove the battery, but i couldn't remove this top plastic thing



On the right ok, but on the left side it does not release. I afraid to break something. How to do it correctly?
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Old Jun 14th, 2018, 21:05   #2
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I tried to jump start by connecting other running volvo car battery to my battery, but engine barely rotated. Could dead battery prevent this start?

Can i jump start with other car battery and then change to other battery while a car still running?
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Old Jun 16th, 2018, 10:11   #3
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Godmorgon, 'MalmoV40'! I have no experience of the V40, but it is most unusual for any battery to fail after only three years unless it was faulty - is yours still covered by guarantee? If yes, I would take the matter up with the dealer.

If not, and you are on your own, a long, slow trickle charge may revive the battery - avoid 'fast' charging, which can further damage a failing battery.

If you are successful in reviving the battery, you need to find out why it went flat in the first place to avoid having a repeat performance! I find the solar panel trickle chargers that connect to the battery with 'crocodile' clips useful for maintaining a charge if you are not using the car very much. I don't know if these are available in Sweden, but are often obtainable from Aldi in the UK.

Finally, it is not recommended to run any car without a battery in circuit, so it is probably not a good idea to start on one battery and then fit another. Wouldn't a set of good quality jump leads overcome this difficulty?

I'm sure others with specific knowledge of the V40 will give you more informed answers. The above is only a generalisation based on many years of car ownership.

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I tried to jump start by connecting other running volvo car battery to my battery, but engine barely rotated. Could dead battery prevent this start?

Can i jump start with other car battery and then change to other battery while a car still running?
connect the jump leads then wait about 15 minutes before trying to start the car , put the black jump lead on the metal body or engine rather than the battery negative terminal .
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I wonder if 'MalmoV40' ever did get his car started in the end, 'Clan'?

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connect the jump leads then wait about 15 minutes before trying to start the car , put the black jump lead on the metal body or engine rather than the battery negative terminal .
You are right, i did jump starting incorrectly by connecting 2 battery minuses instead of to the body.

I guess the reason it was flat, that i closed and leaved a car for a few days while it was saying Ignition ON - i don't really understand this message. Engine was not working at that moment.


I was able to remove the battery and charged it at home successfully. It was not easy to remove the battery comparing to my other cars. I will post about it a bit later.
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Godmorgon, 'MalmoV40'! I have no experience of the V40, but it is most unusual for any battery to fail after only three years unless it was faulty - is yours still covered by guarantee? If yes, I would take the matter up with the dealer.

If not, and you are on your own, a long, slow trickle charge may revive the battery - avoid 'fast' charging, which can further damage a failing battery.

If you are successful in reviving the battery, you need to find out why it went flat in the first place to avoid having a repeat performance! I find the solar panel trickle chargers that connect to the battery with 'crocodile' clips useful for maintaining a charge if you are not using the car very much. I don't know if these are available in Sweden, but are often obtainable from Aldi in the UK.

Finally, it is not recommended to run any car without a battery in circuit, so it is probably not a good idea to start on one battery and then fit another. Wouldn't a set of good quality jump leads overcome this difficulty?

I'm sure others with specific knowledge of the V40 will give you more informed answers. The above is only a generalisation based on many years of car ownership.

MVH, John.
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Thanks.
I was unlucky to have 2 bad jump leads, they were not capable to transfer so much current, they almost started to melt during the process.
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