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With the recent cold weather I find I have a flat battery.

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With the recent cold...

With the recent cold weather I find I have a flat battery. When I raise the bonnet I see the plastic cover over the battery and I see the clips. BUT! these clips do not look like those in the manual. There does not appear to be a push down or a unscrew bit.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you tested the battery with a voltmeter? And can you see if it's leaking or not?

I will call the AA to get me started but would like to obtain the correct 6 clips so I can get to the battery myself in maintainence or emergency situations.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Lexus?

I cannot het to the battery as I cannot get the clips off.

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Lexus?

My Lexus is a 2009 Lexus RX400H reg, FN09UDH

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your IS yourself? What have you tried so far?

I cannot do anything as I cannot get the clips off. What I really want to know is where to get the proper clips to replace these strange ones.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

How long is the usual life of a battery. Is 9 or 10 years pushing things a bit.

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Can you send a picture of these clips that are on there now?

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