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Old 10-25-2007, 06:42 PM
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weirdest issue a battery going bad has caused you?

On my audi a4, driving home last night, oil/temp/gas light all come on. Temp guage pegs itself, and the tach gets stuck at 4000rpm, and the speedo gets stuck at 70mph. The only guages working properly were the clock, the gear shift selection indicator, and the outside temp. Get the car home, disconnect and reconnect the battery, and all is well.

I'm thinking i have an alternator or battery going bad, i know what kind of havoc both of those can wreck on german car electronics.....

So, what kind of stories you got, anything to top that?

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Old 10-25-2007, 06:57 PM
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On my audi a4, driving home last night, oil/temp/gas light all come on. Temp guage pegs itself, and the tach gets stuck at 4000rpm, and the speedo gets stuck at 70mph. The only guages working properly were the clock, the gear shift selection indicator, and the outside temp. Get the car home, disconnect and reconnect the battery, and all is well.

I'm thinking i have an alternator or battery going bad, i know what kind of havoc both of those can wreck on german car electronics.....

So, what kind of stories you got, anything to top that?
i had a new napa battery blow up when i connected it and tried to start my bmw 745 turbo. shorted out the transmission control and ended up costing me 4 grand. thanks napa!
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:26 PM
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Voltage regulator went bad on the W124 causing dash indicators to light up and the radio output level control to go nuts.

In addition, you could visually see (and smell) the battery venting! Measuring output voltage at the battery yielded 17.5!!!
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Old 10-26-2007, 12:08 AM
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i had a new napa battery blow up when i connected it and tried to start my bmw 745 turbo. shorted out the transmission control and ended up costing me 4 grand. thanks napa!
I vow never to go to napa again. They sold me a bum axle that made me remove and pull apart the whole transaxle to the tune of hundreds of dollars. All I asked them for was a replacement axle, but they wanted absolutely nothing to do with my problem, and denied any responsibility. They suck.

I also had a battery explode. Starter was cranking slowly and then, ka-boom! It sounded like a high powered rifle.
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the worst thing is having a Cadillac (known for it's electrical nightmare wiring to begin with) with a battery that's going bad. Driving home one night I noticed the dash board lighting up like a Chanukkah Bush and knew the battery was going I said a few prayers mixed with a few OH Sh*&^, turned off the radio and heated seats to conserve what I could and right as I turned into the parking lot at home it died! Moral to the story god watches out for fools, drunks and photogs!
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two dents to the left, back to the right one dent back to the left....i have flashlights...
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Old 10-27-2007, 01:10 AM
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On a MB that would indicate your alt or battery is flacky.

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