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    • swingaloo
    • By swingaloo 30th Sep 17, 12:25 PM
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    Anyone have any idea re battery for transit Van
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    • 30th Sep 17, 12:25 PM
    Anyone have any idea re battery for transit Van 30th Sep 17 at 12:25 PM
    My son has bought a transit van. Its a 06 registered LWB 90 T350.

    He was told that it needed a new battery when he got it. He has been jump starting it for a few days but yesterday decided to get a new battery.

    But, what looks like a battery under the bonnet is not actually the battery. When he unlatched the top its got all kinds of stuff in it (too complicated for me but its not a battery!).

    Got the user manual which says the battery is actually located under the front seat. Now looking under the front seat there is a space which is battery sized but no battery is actually there.

    If the battery is supposed to be located under the seat then what is it supposed to connect to as there are no wires or terminals there.

    If the battery is completely missing then would the van actually have run without one after being jump started?
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    • w06
    • By w06 30th Sep 17, 12:44 PM
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    • 30th Sep 17, 12:44 PM
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    • 30th Sep 17, 12:44 PM
    If he's been jumpstarting it surely he knows where the battery is?
    • swingaloo
    • By swingaloo 30th Sep 17, 12:49 PM
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    • 30th Sep 17, 12:49 PM
    [QUOTE=w06;73196125]If he's been jumpstarting it surely he knows where the battery is

    No, there is a box which looks like a battery but smaller and it has a clip on lid but when the lid is lifted (which is how he thought the battery could be taken off) it is full of circuits and fuses so it is not a battery.
    However when jump starting you put the 'positive' lead onto the side of this box and the 'negative' is fixed about 2 feet away on another engine part. Its not like under the car bonnet where you can see the battery and the jump leads attach to either side.
    • w06
    • By w06 30th Sep 17, 12:50 PM
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    • 30th Sep 17, 12:50 PM
    oh ok, when i jump start my van it's to the battery under the passenger seat footwell
    • tedted
    • By tedted 30th Sep 17, 1:16 PM
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    • 30th Sep 17, 1:16 PM
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    • 30th Sep 17, 1:16 PM
    slide the drivers seat forward and you will see the battery
    • swingaloo
    • By swingaloo 30th Sep 17, 1:34 PM
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    • 30th Sep 17, 1:34 PM
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    • 30th Sep 17, 1:34 PM
    Thanks Tedted.
    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 1st Oct 17, 12:10 PM
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    • 1st Oct 17, 12:10 PM
    Got the user manual which says the battery is actually located under the front seat. Now looking under the front seat there is a space which is battery sized but no battery is actually there.
    Originally posted by swingaloo
    There are two batteries under the driver's seat of my Mk7 Transit T330 (from 2011), but none under the passenger seat. Were you looking under the correct front seat?
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    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 1st Oct 17, 1:05 PM
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    • 1st Oct 17, 1:05 PM
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    • 1st Oct 17, 1:05 PM
    So, basically, the driver is sitting in the wrong seat?
    • macman
    • By macman 2nd Oct 17, 10:36 AM
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    • 2nd Oct 17, 10:36 AM
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    • 2nd Oct 17, 10:36 AM
    Unless the son bought an LHD Transit in error?
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