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Old 05-10-2016, 01:58 AM   #29
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Interesting..same as mine now with the new battery.


I guess those with the LED DRL can use the flicker sign as an indicator that it is time to replace the battery, before they get stranded. The flicker was very noticeable pulling up against a wall, or you can just look directly at them to see it. (but for those with auto, car needs to be in N for the DRL to stay on)

Autos may be able to last a little longer, there CCA on that battery is a bit higher. Anyway 3 years should be the point where all owners think about a different battery.
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Old 04-28-2020, 02:27 AM   #30
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I went to get a red top and they said it might not fit in my car because itís bigger than my other battery, do you know if itíll fit?

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The OEM panasonic batteries start to have issues at 3 years actually, they have almost only 300 cca, it's best to upgrade to an optima red top.

Also voltage wise you'd have to read voltage at the leds to be sure. If you still have your warranty you can always go in and get them to diagnose it.

I don't believe your leds are on their way out

I don't think its anything to be concerned with, I think its just the voltage dipping a little low when the alternator current drops off and the draw starts coming from the battery again. Its not as noticeable in other cars without LED DRLs because the voltage drop is very brief. Normal lights would just slightly dim whereas these LEDs flicker. My winjet headlights do this occasional and they are set to always on.

This seems like a common issue:

http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=79580
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I agree, if the LEDs were going out it would not go back to normal with giving it some gas and would not be both sides at the same time. I was going to get a Red Top this year anyway, so may get it sooner than later.


Thanks for your input!
Did the red top fit ok in your car?
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Did the red top fit ok in your car?
Fit calculator says "Requires bottom height adapter, check hood clearance." so the answer is maybe.

A few have used them and don't recall any fit issues.
https://www.optimabatteries.com/en-u...2.0L&find=find
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I went to get a red top and they said it might not fit in my car because itís bigger than my other battery, do you know if itíll fit?
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...lEdVN4Snl0OFZB
(Not my car) Scroll down to see the red top installed.
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Fit calculator says "Requires bottom height adapter, check hood clearance." so the answer is maybe.

A few have used them and don't recall any fit issues.
https://www.optimabatteries.com/en-u...2.0L&find=find
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Should work then thank you!
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I went to get a red top and they said it might not fit in my car because itís bigger than my other battery, do you know if itíll fit?
No issues with fitment! Be careful with the old liquid filled old battery though
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Did the red top fit ok in your car?
Yes it did. I replaced the OEM with the red top when I first started this thread and had no issues. Battery still working fine too when car was sold DEC 2019. And the LED flickers when pulling into a parking spot never returned.
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