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P38A what flattens P38 batteries?

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by Sonnycbr, Dec 8, 2018.

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  1. Sonnycbr

    Sonnycbr Member

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    I've done the test in the dark and sure enough light went out after 2 minutes. I sat in the car for another 10 minutes and nothing happened. Maybe I do just need a bigger battery. Plenty of time between now and next April when the car will parked up for 2 weeks. Thank you for all the replies, I'll master this car one day!!
     
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    Glad it's working for you - and yes, it is amazing how much RF there is kicking about. The best test we've had of one so far was one of the pre-production units we sent to an owner who was getting a flat battery in 2 days, and even worse, random messages on the dash of ALARM TRIGGERED (it hadn't been) and IGNITION TAMPER (it wasn't) - which he worked out was due to a faulty central heating thermostat constantly sending out stupid signals, rather than a single pulse every 15 mins. We figured it was a good test for the filter - and he was very happy to report back that after 4 days he was able to start the RR first turn of the key and no random messages anymore :) He did replace the thermostat aswell as it was faulty - but it was a good test for us!

    No problem - order received - it will probably be sent out Tuesday - we are waiting on some more connectors, which should arrive tomorrow, and then also I'm flying back to the UK on Monday and will be home late at night, so will do all the shipping paperwork once I get back and it'll be on the way to you!

    I'm interested to hear the results! Hope it's a simple fix for you!
     
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    i used to get alarm triggered etc when my rangie was sat outside my house but i never thought anything of it,and as my rangie is lpg'd i do not frequent petrol stations much.when in storage i usually disconnect the battery but since i got this gizmo ive left it on without a maintenance charger and its been fine.i reckon the led is a good way of checking your other vehicles key fobs work as well.all im waiting for now is some decent nasty weather so i can play...........
     
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    perhaps thats why ive never had a problem as when im using my p38 it only ever sits overnight.
     
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    For the moment we've stopped doing them with the status LED as an option, as it wasn't that popular, and we were looking at putting connectors on it to make it a bit easier to install - but haven't yet found any we like the look of and seem small/sturdy enough.

    I can fairly regularly leave mine for 3-4 weeks with no issues - the longest mine has sat un-started is about 8 weeks

    I'm out in Canada at the moment and there's been a few times here where it's snowed and I've been thinking "If only I had the RR!" Hoping there's some snow at some point when I get home to take mine out to play, as last year every time it snowed, I was away working! Typical!
     
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    Grrrrrr Jedwood Spannerhands

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    I prefer the Platinum ones. Think the code is 642X off the top of my head. Got mine from HTS spares a few years ago.
     
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    I've been working with Marty on these filters, and its great to see some feedback here from ones out in the wild :)

    I'd second the MF31-1000 from battery megastore too - I'm sure there are other options but for the price and availability (quick delivery!) I don't think it can be beat.
     
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    Had the flat battery syndrome myself some years ago and following advice from here I just disconnected the RF lead and problem solved. I have never bothered to upgrade the receiver as I only use the beast for 3~4 months a year, over the years I have just become used to just locking and unlocking with the key like we did in the olden days. Simples
     
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