Having not driven my 430 for almost two months, I went to it yesterday to find that the battery is low.
I assume its the battery low that is causing the problem, car unlocks, dash lights up etc - but try to start and it just makes a "thump, thump thump" noise. As if the car is trying to start, but there arent enough cranking amps to turn the starter.
Ive read in the manual about how to charge the battery, but my question is this, do I have to disconnect it from the car to do this. I know the manual advises to do so, but I have a charger/maintainer that I may wish to use long term and I really dont want to have to take the battery out of the car each time Im going to lay it up for a period of time.
The charger/maintainer I have will charge a battery until it reaches the correct power, then switches to maintain mode.
Would I be able to connect this to the car without removing the battery?
Perhaps use the battery isolator switch rather than physically remove the battery altogether, then connect the charger/maintainer - then when I wish to use the car disconnect the charger and reconnect the isolator?
Also - on a side note, will my radio require a code, and should my dealer have a record of this, as I dont think I do!
Thanks for any help or advice