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Post by chrisofwight on Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:50 pm

Hi, I'm sorry if the answer to this is obvious to everyone else, but I simply cannot find how to get access to the leisure battery on my 1997 Boxer based Harmony.  I can see it under the driver's seat but try as I might, I can't find how to get access to it.  Thank you. Chris.
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Re: Leisure battery access

Post by PLOUGHLIN on Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:52 pm

Probably have to remove the seat.

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Re: Leisure battery access

Post by chrisofwight on Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:08 pm

Thanks for that.  I've tried removing the seat but I can remove the rear 2 bolts but can't get to the front ones as they're under the runner and the seat won't go back far enough to allow access.  I'm really stumped with it!
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Re: Leisure battery access

Post by peugeotboxer on Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:27 pm

The two front ones on mine are 'at the front edge' of the seat box, where the mounting plate folds over.
You may be trying to remove the wrong ones?

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Re: Leisure battery access

Post by chrisvesey on Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:36 pm

Hi,
On my symbol if you slide the seat fully forward you can get at the battery, you have to tilt it to get it out,
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Re: Leisure battery access

Post by chrisofwight on Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:55 pm

Hi. I removed 2 bolts on the front of the chair base and 2 on top which were actually in the runners at the rear end.  I could see 2 more bolts in the runners at the front but can't get to them as the chair won't slide back far enough.
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Re: Leisure battery access

Post by chrisofwight on Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:58 pm

Thanks but the problem is that there is a seemingly unremovable top to the seat base and so I'm not sure that removing the seat will actually get me into the battery box.  I've now emailed Auto-Sleepers so I'll see if they can provide any clues.  I'll post whatever they send me.  Thanks for all help so far. Chris.
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Re: Leisure battery access

Post by modelman on Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:48 am

Wow, that's awkward,  mine has only 4,   2 vertical at the rear, & 2 on the front face, there ARE holes in the runners at the front, but no bolts.
They MUST come out somehow, as they've been fitted!!

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Post by peugeotboxer on Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:56 am

If you have taken the four out as you have said, then maybe the whole seat etc is 'stuck' to the battery box.
First time I removed my seat I remember having to exert leverage on the seat for it to come away.
Be careful, the whole arrangement is b****y heavy. Get someone to help. I didn't and suffered a bad back for a week!!

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Re: Leisure battery access

Post by chrisofwight on Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:20 pm

This is the response to my enquiry from Auto-Sleeper:
'you will have to remove the whole seat including runners from the seat base to gain access to the leisure battery, the seat pan stays in place. Kind regards Mark Burdett'
Thank you to all who have made suggestions.  I'll have another look at it and see if I've missed something.  Otherwise it's off to my local motor caravan dealer to part with about £45 + VAT per hour for them to have a go at it!
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Re: Leisure battery access

Post by Godfrey Whitehouse on Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:54 am

To remove the seat and expose the battery below, remove the two hex socket countersunk screws from the front face of the box just below the front of the runners. Then rotate the seat by 45 degrees which will expose the heads of two more screws in the top face of the box near the back of the seat. Remove those and the seat will lift off complete with the swivel plate. It is very heavy so a helper would be useful. There is no need to remove the screws which hold the runners to the swivel plate.

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Re: Leisure battery access

Post by Greyhound on Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:02 am

Not sure if it's the same as the 2004, but on mine the front and rear panels of the actual base (containing the battery) are held on by velcro, so for simple access you can pull the top of the panels and they come away and you can reach in.

It's an easy way to access for routine access to the wiring and relays/fuses, but for changing the battery I'd probably go with the seat removal.

I found removing the seat from the runners then allowed easier access to get the runners off and access everything.

Ignore this of course if the earlier models don't do this.
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Re: Leisure battery access

Post by Gromit on Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:03 am

Useful info, but Chris has probably done it by now!! Whistle1  lol4

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Re: Leisure battery access

Post by Greyhound on Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:24 am

Gromit wrote:Useful info, but Chris has probably done it by now!! Whistle1  lol4

smile! It came up in the new posts - should have looked at the date of the OP had_idea
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