Battery Upgrade

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Re: Battery Upgrade

Post by tommyzooom » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:43 pm

Bionicman wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:02 am
Good price that Tommy, I cannot find one cheaper than that online.
Remember that was 2 years ago

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Re: Battery Upgrade

Post by Bionicman » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:39 pm

tommyzooom wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:43 pm
Remember that was 2 years ago
Oh yes so it was, I did not read the post date. Anyway the cheapest I could find it for is £87.44 from Battery Megastore. That battery seems the best one available Tommy.

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Re: Battery Upgrade

Post by kully12 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:43 pm

Bionicman wrote: Oh yes so it was, I did not read the post date. Anyway the cheapest I could find it for is £87.44 from Battery Megastore. That battery seems the best one available Tommy.
Yep I paid £94.95 for the bosch 096 battery placed today all in. From Tayna, I could have saved pennies else where but Tayna offered next day delivery as default, So decided to get if from them.

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Re: Battery Upgrade

Post by kully12 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:48 pm

Received battery today.

Have popped into TPS and picked up the 3 parts

Battery box
Trim - 3C0-915-335
Trim - 3C0-915-336-A
Cover - 3C0-915-443-A
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Battery before picture
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Took the battery out and put in the first trim part: Trim - 3C0-915-336-A
ALL of the parts fit directly onto the base section already on your van..
Be careful I broke the clip at the back of the trim part- tried to go back into tps and ask them if they had another on the shelf - They didn't so I just put it in anyway. You do have 2 clips on the left and right aswell so don't think it will be that much of an issue.
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Put new battery in. remember to slot the bottom of the battery into the base attached to the van.. battery slots in left to right. (hold battery down on the right)
Push battery all the way to the right.
Screw down the battery clamp which clamps it to the van - bottom left of this picture which you cant see - but the same clamp you removed to remove old battery.

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Re: Battery Upgrade

Post by kully12 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:58 pm

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Once battery clamp screw down, Put in the second trim part: Trim - 3C0-915-335
Just not where the cable entry for the POSITIVE Connection is so you can fit it properly. (the cable entry is a slot at the bottom, so adjust before you put trim part in to line up. Clip in this trim part to the base along with the other trim part.

Take note from this picture - the negative cable entry. I actually removed this to make it easier to fit. Clamped it to the battery then screwed it back on the the van body

I WOULD REMOVE the NEGATIVE CABLE COMPLETELY AT THE BEGINNING IF I WAS TO DO IT AGAIN. To make it easier to fit and flex the cable in the right direction. Right until the point the lid of the battery cover is on. Then secure the NEGATIVE cable back to the Van Body.
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This picture nots where the POSITVE Cable is entered into the trim.
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Put battery lid on - Make sure everything is ok and away you go!

Looks very nice I must say so myself, better than the previous cloth one.

@Barbel330 heres your answer!! YES you can

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Re: Battery Upgrade

Post by Barbel330 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:41 pm

Nice one mate. I'll add that to the list of things to do :)

Cheers for the update and pictures.
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Re: Battery Upgrade

Post by kully12 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:49 pm

Barbel330 wrote:Nice one mate. I'll add that to the list of things to do :)

Cheers for the update and pictures.
It didn't take long at all.

Did it all outside the the TPS shop lol

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Re: Battery Upgrade

Post by Grifnut » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:19 am

I went with an optima yellow top amazing battery

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Re: Battery Upgrade

Post by ledg » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:14 pm

What size battery was in the original picture? I have a 2014 caddy maxi with a 1.6tdi and the current battery is a 027 size, wanted to know if a 096 like yours will fit straight in?

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Re: Battery Upgrade

Post by kully12 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:21 pm

Unless I'm missing something I cannot tell.

But here's a pictureImage

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Re: Battery Upgrade

Post by ledg » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:02 pm

Thanks. I’ve google your battery and it’s the same size as the one that’s in mine so the slightly bigger one like you got should also fit.

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Re: Battery Upgrade

Post by shanky887614 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:07 pm


kully12 wrote:Unless I'm missing something I cannot tell.

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your battery is an 027, its the smaller one fitted to early caddys

your battery tray is designed for the larger 096 batteries :)

im trying this one next https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 1232380774



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Re: Battery Upgrade

Post by kully12 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:20 pm

shanky887614 wrote: your battery isnt an 096, its the smaller one fitted to early caddys

your battery tray is designed for the larger 096 batteries :)

im trying this one next https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 1232380774



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I never said it was a 096, I was saying that I don't know what the battery code is, as in I couldn't see it. As it isn't clear on the top of the battery writing, probably because it's from the factory fitted. (My picture)

If you read the rest of the post, you'll see that I have fitted a 096 battery, replacing my factory fitted battery.

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