Hooking a CTEK charger up?

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    :eek: bonnet was open on mine so at least i couldn't make a similar mistake.

    Yeah i'm a bit disappointed as i've always considered CTEK to be a quality brand. Will find out if they're true to their word regarding the 5 year warranty. Thankfully i've kept the original packaging so easy enough to return to them.
     
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    I always charge mine in the garage and leave the bonnet as a clear indicator. I almost dropped my motorcycle some years ago, when I attempted to ride away with the disc lock still attached. Got about 3 feet and came to a SUDDEN halt. Fortunately managed to keep it upright and no damage done, but very embarrassing in a public place!.

    @Adie I'm sure that CTEK should honour the warranty, even though it's only just expired. Good luck. (y)
     
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    Will your car ever fully 'go to sleep' with the bonnet like that? [unless you weigh down the bonnet switch to fool it] :scratchchin:
     
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    I believe the only way you can stop it 'going to sleep' is to plug in the drivers seat belt.

    EDIT: But that's if the ignition is on without the engine running
     
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    I have no idea with these new[er] models, my old bus behaves differently. :oops: It was just a thought as the 'waiting for instructions' circuitry might be swallowing the input from the C-Tek? I'm sure someone who knows better than I will be along soon.... @The_Master?
     
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    When coding/flashing ecu's they say the drivers seatbelt should always be plugged in to stop the car going into sleep mode. Pretty sure that having the bonnet/doors etc open won't stop it 'going to sleep'
     
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    BMW's will go to sleep (eventually) with a door, boot or bonnet open. I do it all the time in my garage when working on the car. You just have to remember not to close the door or the car will wake up for at least 16 mins before going back to sleep again. Every door open/close awakes the car.
     
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    I think that it does - the BMW logo disappears from the instrument display after a few minutes. I never normally lock the car in the garage either, to minimise current drain.
     
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    I checked this out on one of the very few occasions that the 330d was ever in a garage overnight, when I wanted to leave all the doors, windows, boot and bonnet open.

    The I-drive switched off within 8 minutes and the car made a buzzing noise after approx 15 minutes which presumably was all the clever gizmos and ECUs shutting down and going to sleep. :sleep:

    At that point a multi-meter connected to the charging terminals in the engine bay then read 12.6 volts and a draw of 0.1 amps.
     
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    Different cars behave differently but they will eventually shut down, but left unlocked they will suffer frequent wake ups.
     
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    I agree - but even when locked mine 'wakes up' when you try to open the boot.
     
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    Yes it will, but if left unlocked it will wake on its own. On E9x cars it was something like every 2 hours.
     
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    As I said above, I leave my F30 unlocked in the garage on the assumption that not activating the alarm system will minimise current drain.
    Are you saying that I would be better off locking it? I've never see any evidence of the car 'waking up'. @.@
     
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    Same here, unlocked in the garage, sometimes for 2-3 weeks. Have never seen it wake unless i open a door or the boot
     
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    It's not a full wake up, on E9x the car periodically wakes up usually the cluster but with the car unlocked it will additionally wake the FRM to check the status of the door locks and can then store frequent wakeups as a suspected cause when the energy diagnosis test plan is worked through on ISTA, when a wake up analysis is carried out the pattern of what units wake up at what intervals shows a pattern matching the car unlocked. I think this was on a BMW puma case rather than an ISTA description.
    I put my F36 on ISTA and that doesnt seem to have tests for wake up so maybe its not as big an issue.
     
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