(22-03-2013, 11:28 AM)Argos69 Wrote: I think addo is right, what was the trick?
Always helps the rest of us struggling owners if someone discovers something handy and posts it on the Forum. I'm in the process of deciding to change my Mk3 battery and would love to know how to get the strange black cover off. I only lifted the positive terminal cover flap for a look and it snapped off :censored: So I dread to think what havoc I can wreak if I try to remove it:whistle:
Having had the electrical power completely cut out on starting, regularly since my car returned from its MOT at the Citroen main dealer and having to bump start my Mk3 1.6 XTR Diesel each time, I called my Rescue organisation and was told I needed a new battery as the tester showed an internal battery fault.
I thought it was an earth /connection issue and wasn't willing to put in a new battery (£80 - £100) without fully checking for the cause of the problem.
I searched yesterday for information on how to remove the cover and spoke to two Citroen garages this morning - neither was a great deal of help.
However, a young mechanic at my local Peugeot/Volvo dealer (Harratt's in Sheepscar, Leeds) showed me what to do - summarised below:
Mk3 Berlingo/Partner BATTERY COVER REMOVAL:
1) Carefully unclip the red cover to the right of the battery,
2) then again with care, unclip the positive terminal connector and gently unclip (right side at top) and pull the connecter plate out a tiny amount towards the front of the car at the bottom (front of battery) and ease the plate up (some may need a screwdriver underneath. DO NOT force anything.
3) Grip the base of the battery cover below the positive terminal and tug upwards firmly. The cover will detach upwards and pull out towards the front of the car.
4) Battery removal requires removal of the clamping plate on the left side of the battery - looks like bolt requires 10mm spanner.
I did not need to remove/replace my battery - looks like the -ve connecter had been removed/unclamped, but not secured - most likely during the "Free Check" included with the MOT test or else it was to con me into buying a new battery. Who knows?
What a pity Honda or Mazda don't make a Multispace equivalent!
If I go for a new one next year, I shall probably go back to the Peugeot garage for a Partner.