- Jan 15, 2012
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- Sunbury Vic.
- Members Ride
- MY12.5 Maloo R8, MY12 Redline ute, Magnum 224
Lucky fella, getting 7 years from a battery.Hi Josh,
Did you find the problem? I have a 2010 VE Omega wagon with same symptoms but after disconnecting the alarm horn found that maybe it is the immobilizer side of the system as it is operating the main car horns, headlights, and indicators... I have seen the odd ant in the car and wonder if there might be an ant nest in the immobilizer that is setting it off?
I initially had the car battery tested under load (showed 86% battery capacity) and under no load and it shows a float of around 12.6 V which the Hanes manual says is fine, even though the battery is nearly 7 years old. I'm hesitant to part with NZD$345 for a replacement SLA battery if it is not the root cause of the problem.
Saw a vid showing how to use WD40 spray for all the latches and then religiously exercise the doors/hatch/ and bonnet 10 times or so until the neighbors start looking at you weirdly... Didn't work.
Might be time to start saving for a new one.