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So the car hasn't moved in a few weeks, putting a DVM across the battery terminals showed 11.6v, which is not healthy.
The manual says "When recharging the battery" ... "The battery must be removed from the vehicle".

Ok, so a few 10mm hex screws are removed, two for the floor support, vent tube, negative cable first, then the positive block by loosening the clamp screw.

Car goes dark, boot lid can be shut manually.
"Click".

Brain engages - "It might have been a good idea to unlock the car first instead of just raising the bootlid"

It turns out that there is a sequence of events that works to get back in.
  • Unlock drivers door by removing small cover on door handle and using key inside fob
  • Reach around to rear door catch, open rear door
  • Fold down rear seats
  • Send small child with long arms into boot to remove flap and operate manual release

Alternatively just unlock the car as a "Step 1" or don't click the bootlid shut
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lol trickle chargers should be fine without removing battery (like ctek), prob should remove the battery if using a higher power charger
 

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Just bought myself a Ring solar charger to stick on the rear parcel shelf.

Hopefully it will be okay to leave this 6w charger running with the battery in the car - now that I've recharged the battery from the mains charger, it should be less hassle in the future.
 

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lol trickle chargers should be fine without removing battery (like ctek), prob should remove the battery if using a higher power charger
Agree. Connected up careully this will be no problem,. Removing the batery is a PITA and there are plenty of ways to get into trouble doing this. Remember that the alternator will charge the battery far harder than any domestic charger.
 
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