My neice is a freshman in college and she has a 2006 scion tc the sits parked in the campus garage for the whole week,well to make a long story short,her battery died and the tow truck driver couldnt jump her car because he said her battery was too dead and that she needed a solar battery charger because the computer in those cars stays on constantly.Is there any truth to this story?because one,I've never heard of a solar battery charger before.
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Re: solar battery charger?
Absolutely. solar chargers are out there, most electronic shops will have them. get at least a 7 watt one. or a new deep cycle battery will easily handle being in storage for a week. so long as doors are all shut tight.
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replaced mine 07 tc, you have to remove back panel on the side of the car where it is, i found that mine screwed out so all i had to do was remove the broken part after that was accomplished i screwed a new one in
even when you buy from napa ,auto zone - checkers- all parts are manufactured from same place, I replaced the front wheel bearings in my 07 tc and with in a month they went bad had to replace them again, used a better bearing than what was the manufacture specs, so it could be bad workmanship or bad products, no every part is made to last .
That is not necessarily correct-if the car sits all the time, parasitic drain on the battery will eventually kill even a new battery. Telling someone that a car has to be driven 1000 miles a month to maintain the battery is not a solution-if you don't drive alot, get a trickle charger ($good one is $30, one that works can be found for $10) that you can plug in and keep hooked up to the battery to keep it fresh. Another way is to get a solar panel charger (1 1/2 watt, about $20 at Harbor Freight) and put the panel on the dashboard, and the other end into the cigarette lighter socket in the dashboard. A third solution is to buy a deep cycle battery (Optima) that can be fully drained hundreds of times yet will recover and work properly-these are expensive ($175), but out perform conventional batteries that die if fully discharged a few times. You could also install a remote starter and periodically start the car, letting it run for 15 minutes-about $200
should be a shift lock button towards the top of the gear lever? if not then just use a jump battery. if you can't get to the cars battery buy a cheap plug for a cig lighter socket and and use a 12v battery. a 9v battery may do it if your fast.
Yes, but the efficiency of solar cells is terrible. Its one thing to use free sunlught to charge the cells, its another to have to pay the electric company to do it. If you can access the batteries in the solar rig easily and they are in the correct voltage range, I think you would be better off getting a battery tender (trickle charger). Just let the van sit outside until the batteries are fully charged, then connect the battery tender to keep it fully charged.