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I'll be returning from a two month trip this weekend and my wife tells me that the spyder won't turn over (she wasn't driving it weekly like I'd asked). So....I'm wondering what to expect when I get home. I have a battery charger but, is there anything that I need to do to make sure I don't create any electrical system problems? Should I remove the battery first? What will I need to do when I put the battery back in?

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I would turn the disconnect switch to off...

Then put a trickle charger on it over night and see if it will hold a charge. If it does, turn the disconnect switch to on and go for a drive... Otherwise keep the disconnect switch off, remove the battery, put in a new one, disconnect to on and go for a drive.. Other than that you will only have to reset the clock...
 

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If you wish, you can turn the knob connected to the battery lead in the opposite direction from where it is now, which will "disconnect" the battery from the car's electrical system, then recharge your battery in place. You will likely need to open the trunk the old-fashioned way, with your key. The keyhole is under the chrome strip on the trailing edge of the trunk lid, centered and facing down towards the ground. It can take a bit of muscle to get the lock to disengage. It almost feels like you're going to break it, then it gives way, at least that's how mine acts. Try to remember not to open the car doors when the car has no power, as the windows will be unable to move down as they normally do when the door is opened.

I think there is an electrical drain on our cars beyond that which you would normally expect, exacerbated by going in and out of the car without starting it, causing the F1 pump to prime, etc. My guess is that it may have been more than a week since the car was started. I experienced a dead battery recently myself, and couldn't find any particular reason but lack of use. Good Luck.
 

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Thanks guys...that's what I wanted to know. My wife also says the radio is asking for a code. I guess it's an anti-theft on the radio unit?
 

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If you search here for the radio code...

You can get it for 5 bucks from the web but it will cost you quite a bit more from the dealer....
 

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I still don't get why the dealer charges you for the radio code. When I had to look up mine, they just got it no fuss made.


Good luck with the car Vincenzo :)
 
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