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Battery dead - can i replace it w/ any 12v or does it have to be volvo?

Battery died. got a boost last night, but didn't run it long enough. this a.m tried another boost but got nothing. do i need to replace my battery with a new one. 12volt - does it have to be a volvo battery or will any brand do? Can I do this myself?

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  • morning_mist May 25, 2009

    I'll try this and let you know if it fixed the problem.
    What is a "trickle charge"?
    thank you for your post!



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The worst thing to do to a battery is to put a boost charge on them. A trickle charge is best. yes you can change it yourself just replace it with the same group size that you have. Most places that sell batteries will charge you a core fee if you don't bring in the old one. just take the old one in & the store should be able to match it.

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