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    Battery Change?

    My 1.2 Polo's battery is 6 years old, so I'm thinking that I should change it before the winter. Any points to watch for a DIY or recommendations please?
    2012 Polo 1.2, Petrol, 5 door

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    I just changed mine ,there were a few sparks for some reason ,maybe I should have locked the car or taken a fuse out
    but I didn't . Everything worked ok and didn't lose my radio code ,I wonder how you're supposed to do it properly ?
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    Sparking when connecting a battery is quite normal.
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    It's the radio code thing that I was worried about but it seems that the new radios are paired to the car, so no code needed for a battery change???
    2012 Polo 1.2, Petrol, 5 door

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    Correct.

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    The basic rule is “Earth off first and on last” and yes a few sparks is normal.
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    Thanks to all for advice. Much appreciated.
    2012 Polo 1.2, Petrol, 5 door

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