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Old 02-24-14, 04:25 PM   #1
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Default Battery dead without warning...

The car stayed in the Garage during the President's day long weekend (didn't drive for 4 days) and the battery is DEAD.

The car starts fine before the long weekend...but I am kinda glad that the battery went dead at home (rather than MRS and kids got stranded somewher out there).

Went to costco and got a new one for $104 - problem solved.

Not freaking out when the windows are not working - PRICELESS! LOL

Special Thanks you ALL OF YOU sharing the knowledge...

Check your battery often and be safe out there!

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Old 02-25-14, 08:19 AM   #2
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I just had mine down at my dealer for a new radiator (2nd one) > And they called me to tell me the battery was dead when they went to bring it in the shop. So I had them install an Interstate battery. (it was that or a Lexus battery) And like you, I`m glad it didnt strand me.
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I have a battery tender that I will use on my vehicles if they sit for a few days. It's surprising how much juice they lose in that time.
Also I replace all my batteries every 3 years. Cheap insurance and I've never been stranded. Can get the dealer to install a Toyota battery for under $100.
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Makes me consider going ahead and buying battery and putting on shelf for a bit. Our car has original battery at 120k miles.
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Makes me consider going ahead and buying battery and putting on shelf for a bit. Our car has original battery at 120k miles.
That's impressive! My wife's '07 is on its third at 80k.
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Old 03-03-14, 09:27 AM   #6
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I still have the OEM battery in the IS....
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