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Ive got a 2007 Hyundai Getz. The battery has gone flat because

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I've got a 2007 Hyundai Getz. The battery has gone flat because the car hasn't been used in months. I have an automatic battery charger that I got from Halfords. Can I simply remove the "maintenance free" battery that was factory supplied with the car and charge it? How do I remove the battery form the Getz? There is a big plastic cap sitting over the positive terminal that won't move. Thanks for your help.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  Mike replied 6 years ago.
Hello and Welocme to justanswer..

You can just remove the battery but to be honest you dont have to just to charge it with a trickle charger... just disconnect the Neg terminal.....

You can hook up your charger to the battery terminals in situ - That red cap should just come off - they can be a bit "stuck" sometimes - but it just clips off...and then just connect to the terminals...

The only thing I would be concerned about , is , if the car hasn't been used for so long - and you are getting absolutely nothing on the dash - then the battery will be stone dead - and I would doubt that your charger will work on it ... When a battery has gone so low / dead... it won't "restart" - because the electro charge ( electrolyte ) has dropped so low it wont "re ignite"...

You can try it - and if it works - great - but it may not - you may need a new battery...

I Sincerely XXXXX XXXXX have helped you - Please ask me if you need more help...

Kind Rgds, MIKE


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Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Thanks Mike,


I'm a bit concerned that the battery will be as dead as a dodo, but I already had the charger so I reckon its worth a go. I'll go and fight with it tomorrow morning. Thanks for your help.

Expert:  Mike replied 6 years ago.
Hi again..

I hope it all goes well for you - and Thank you for the kind feedback..

You know where I am if anything else crops up ever ;)

Kind Rgds, MIKE..