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My original battery only lasted 3 years (probably due to the start/stop which is now disabled). My non oem replacement was around £100.
Just because that car has the battery warning does not mean the battery is done, it may just need charging.
My 2016 does not have a secondary battery.
How have you disabled the start stop, would be a useful mod!
 

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How have you disabled the start stop, would be a useful mod!
It happened unintentionally with mine. I replaced the duff battery and the stop/start never activated again.
I remember reading a thread that said you can disable the start/stop by disconnecting one of the wires going to the battery, but I've never tried it.
 

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Regarding the start-stop: there is a simple and cheap device on the market the size of a matchbox. It was created for literally all vehicles with start-stop buttons, regardless of CAN, brand, age. All you need to do is connect one pair of contact wires parallel to the existing button and the other pair to the power line (the cigarette lighter line is perfect). After unlocking the car, after about 10 seconds (some of them have an adjustment) it "pushes" the button for you. I have it in my VW van and it works like a charm. Biggest advantage: No mods needed for the ECU or anything. Biggest drawback: it takes some time to connect it to the car loom. Another colossal plus: Your button is still fully functional and you can activate start-stop at any time.
 
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Great idea until you’re lighter breaks 😂😂😂😂
 

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Regarding the start-stop: there is a simple and cheap device on the market the size of a matchbox. It was created for literally all vehicles with start-stop buttons, regardless of CAN, brand, age. All you need to do is connect one pair of contact wires parallel to the existing button and the other pair to the power line (the cigarette lighter line is perfect). After unlocking the car, after about 10 seconds (some of them have an adjustment) it "pushes" the button for you. I have it in my VW van and it works like a charm. Biggest advantage: No mods needed for the ECU or anything. Biggest drawback: it takes some time to connect it to the car loom. Another colossal plus: Your button is still fully functional and you can activate start-stop at any time.
If I'm reading this right this is a device to auto start the car after you've opened the door and not a stop/start disable?
I'm not that lazy I need something to push the start button for me! 😂
 

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If I'm reading this right this is a device to auto start the car after you've opened the door and not a stop/start disable?
I'm not that lazy I need something to push the start button for me! 😂
No, I'm reading that as something that automatically 'pushes' the stop/start button to disable that, not to start the car.

But I think, I'll just be pressing the button manually rather than messing with the wiring.
But interesting that these things are available @KrissKross :)
 

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Regarding the start-stop: there is a simple and cheap device on the market the size of a matchbox. It was created for literally all vehicles with start-stop buttons, regardless of CAN, brand, age. All you need to do is connect one pair of contact wires parallel to the existing button and the other pair to the power line (the cigarette lighter line is perfect). After unlocking the car, after about 10 seconds (some of them have an adjustment) it "pushes" the button for you. I have it in my VW van and it works like a charm. Biggest advantage: No mods needed for the ECU or anything. Biggest drawback: it takes some time to connect it to the car loom. Another colossal plus: Your button is still fully functional and you can activate start-stop at any time.
Hi KrissKross - any link to a recommended supplier of this override device? Gets on my nerves when I've forgot to press the stupid auto stop button, I've heard you can permanently disable by removing a fuse/wire, but would be nice to keep the feature but for it to remember my default preference.
 

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I was handed the van after my work colleague left and didn't take dashboard apart yet😳. All he told me it costs about £10 eBay or $1.99 AliExpress.
Hmmm: you got it right. It is automatic finger, not the automatic motor starter😊
 
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Regarding the start-stop: there is a simple and cheap device on the market the size of a matchbox. It was created for literally all vehicles with start-stop buttons, regardless of CAN, brand, age. All you need to do is connect one pair of contact wires parallel to the existing button and the other pair to the power line (the cigarette lighter line is perfect). After unlocking the car, after about 10 seconds (some of them have an adjustment) it "pushes" the button for you.
Read this & it had me thinking of some "Inspector Gadget" device with a magic finger appearing from under a hat!
I've always been adamant that people in cars shouldn't wear hats - no matter how high in the police chain of command.
I eventually found the device you were referring to, & it appears to be a VW/Skoda family only device, where a modification lead is inserted into the loom - unfortunately no good for the Evoque
 

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well. it might be right. van is a vw t6. i didn't look for anything like it to evoque because it never stopped engine due to battery low allert as I stated in first post :)
 

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Ahh I see!!
Dont think I'll tamper with the Evoques wiring, god only knows what can of worms I'll uncover 😂 😂
 

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New question here, still on the Battery topic.

I recently had my local dealer (not JLR) who I bought my 2017 HSE Dynamic from, replace the battery as I kept receiving the low battery warning from about a week after purchase, which they did under warranty. After 3 days of the new battery being fitted, the low battery warning had come back again & now I find myself entering a love/hate relationship with my car!!
I am going back tomorrow to the dealer to get/insist to get the diagnostics sorted as I have read that this is quite a common problem & the car needs to be "reset or updated" about a new battery being fitted....

Anyway with my nerves being on end &, after much research, I have just invested in a NOCO Boost XL GB50 1500 Amp 12-Volt UltraSafe Portable Lithium Car Battery Jump Starter - great reviews, suitable for the Evoque, etc. etc.

I am thinking God help me if we ever go away on holiday & have to leave my car for a week & find I have a flat battery at 3.00am in an airport carpark on my return.
I have referred to the manual crappy diagram & it states positive clip goes to positive on battery & negative goes to an earthing point which looks like its on the opposite side of the engine bay. Now unfortunately (how surprising is that!) the span between the positive & negative cocodile clips on the booster is literally 20 inches & therefore won't reach to the earthing point they reccommend.

Where would be the best alternative location to attach the earthing negative crocodile clip? (I looked & noticed a few non painted bolts in the bodywork in the vacinity of the battery & wondered if any of these would be suitable).
I am assuming you can't just put positive to positive & negative to negative on the battery direct...& if I did, would I be severeley punished by the Land Rover Police & escorted to my nearest cash dispenser for a good emptying?? 💷💷💷💷💷😭😭
 

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New question here, still on the Battery topic....
Here's a link to a thread I did about using a ctek charger, I had initially simply connected the cables to the + & - terminals, but after reading about possible faults with the Battery monitor unit, then moved the neg cable to the bolt just under the cross bar - pic of connections in link
 

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In my book, never (in caps) use a conventional charger to charge an AGM technology battery. You need an ‘intelligent’ charger which automatically controls the charging current and duration.
If this was my car, I would simply be renewing this battery with a correct specification good quality one. OK, the current one might limp on for some little time, but at what point will it fail -possibly without notice?
Of course, whether to change it now, will depend on the future permitted use of the vehicle, but there again, would you really want to be in a situation where you need the car in an emergency and it fails to start?
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Austin.
Hello there.

Next day after purchase I noticed Low Battery Alert, so my thoughts were the car stuck for a longer time at dealer's yard and battery needs charging. Normal thing. After few nex days of driving, both urban and motorway distances the alert hasn't gone so i decided to charge the battery old fashioned way overnight outside the car. It helped only for 2 days. The alert returned. As I checked the battery is 12.4V (off load), 12.2V non dropping (ignition on, engine off, radio off). While car is runing it delivers 13.9-14.8V to the battery. So the alternator seems to work.
The Battery was also tested separately and discharge test returned normal parameters.

I have read many posts advising to drive the car on longer distance, charge battery overnight or replace the battery. Obviously it is not a right path.

Is there any way to adjust the reference voltage to not-so-smart-power management electronics to prevent seing this alert?
Hi I got my Evoque 10 months ago (2017 year 14000 miles) and after 3 months the low battery start engine light started coming on If I changed it it would last 2-3days and the light would come back on went to my local dealer that over 3 years old the battery would need changing (remember the miles and the cost would be £400+ fitting,!! For a new one after checking round ( Halfords-kwikfit) this is what the price is .the car always started with no problems but as I did not want.to get stranded I had it changed ( at a indipendent garage so saved a little) cured problems. So be aware .
Two things of interest the main dealer charged £90 to take the car in and check the battery (1 hour labour) and when I went back after the first lockdown for something else one of the salesmen told me that 12 of the brand new cars in the showroom had to have new batterys fitted after 3months of lockdown not good
 
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