Electrical & Lights New Battery Time I Think

Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by Heckler, Monday 7th Sep, 2015.

  1. Heckler Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    Just popped out to try a couple more home burnt CD-Rs in the changer and went to start the car.... battery is flat enough that it won't start. Turns over a few times, but then slows down.

    Earlier I was out messing with the sound system and changer, only for about 30 mins and never bothered to run the engine... No lights were on, no seat, mirror or window warmers, doors were closed and overhead lights off. Only headunit and dhas cluster were on.

    To me that sounds like a battery on it's last legs... Last few trips have certainly been more than long enough to replenish battery. Average journey time in the last week has been 25m each time and 20-30 mins. Car has never hesitated to start before now.

    Add a new battery to the growing list of things to do before the MOT in Dec.
  2. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

    England Speedy Birmingham
    Does sound like it's time for a new battery.

    Just double check the voltage with the car started to ensure that the alternator is charging the battery properly, if it is then it's new battery time for sure.
  3. Heckler Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    The battery light has never come on, and in the 6-7 weeks I've owned it... not once has it failed to start within a second or two of turning the key. The last time I had a car that would go flat so quickly, it had a knackered battery... For all I know it's the original one still fitted.