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My trickle charger to my Aston Martin Vanquish 2003 doesn't seem to work as my battery dies occasionally and won't charge unless I drive around after a jump. How do I know if the charger is working? There are 3 dots and symbols for full, half and empty, but no lights turn on e dots to indicate it is working. I have plugged it in to other plugs that I know work. Is my charger defective?

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Yes. I would say that the charger is defective. You can take a meter and check to see if you have 13.5 volts on the two leads of the charger. I know it is for a 12 volt system, But it needs more than 12 volts to keep a 12 volt battery charged. Trickle chargers just don't have a lot of amperage.

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1. Power the driver's fully forward.
2. Remove rear compartment cover.
3. Loosen and disconnect battery terminals, earth (- ve)
terminal first.
4. Release rear carpet, studs (x2), move carpet aside.
5. Remove screws (x2), battery compartment cover to
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6. Remove nuts (x2), battery compartment cover to body.
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7. Remove Torx screws (x4), remove battery clamps (x2).
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9. With assistance, remove battery.
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You were told correctly that you have to take out the back seats.
This is easy.
Between the lower cushion parts of the back seats is a small, cucumber size piece of leather trim, this you simply pull out.
Under this are some manually screwed in bolts, a bit like the dials on your old car radio, take them out, then juggle out the lower cushions.
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Next there are a couple of bolts holding the backrest in place, these are at the bottom of the backrest, remove.
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On the back of your seat panel is a large metal clip, it works a bit like a big paper clip.
This slides upwards into the metal body (hole) behind to fit, down to take the backrest out, so slide the seat panel downwards.
Now the seats are out.
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You won't damage the wire, just trap it in the seal.
My battery never went flat once.
If you haven't got a drive do it at a friends.
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