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      01-08-2013, 07:58 AM   #17
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The point about coding for the battery may deserve a clarification. You can put a different battery in your car, ignore coding, and it will work. The question is how long. The car charges batteries differently based upon their type and age. If you do not charge a battery properly, it will not last. There are horror stories about exploding but I do not think that is attributable to charging. But not charging batteries properly will limit their life, that is factual.

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