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Electrical problem in Daihatsu copen

Has anyone had electrical problems beside the normal flat battery?
I tried to start it, and it was semi flat, but when it did start, all warning lights, like battery, hand brake , air bag etc, stayed on. Speedo and fuel gage didnt work etc, and it then travelled for about 30 meters, then stalled. Does that sound like something to do with the computer etc?

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Dwayne, did changing the battery help, we're coping with the same problem. After a couple of days the Copen won't start. We still have the original battery, I have serviced it, cleaned the heads and topped up the cells. I'm not sure if it's gonna help. If the battery is the problem, then I'll change it as well.

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Ok so looks like this one has been solved by the dealer.
I had it towed to them, and they said the battery had to be replaced (only had 8vlt in it)
and something to do with the cell inside the battery had failled. No surprise here - its the same battery which came with the car - 5 years or so ago.
They are still working on it, so wont know if its anything else. Battery's in Australia arent cheap
for this car - 125 dollars, and neither are most parts. But then i use the car for business, and drive everywhere. The car was used everyday, but i suspect it went flat, as most copen owners would know, seems to go flat if you dont use the car for some period of time, like 1 week or so,'

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