Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Staunton, VA - USA
This topic has, justifiably, come up repeatedly on the forums of the Rolls-Royce Owners Club. One thing I have recommended is that you do not fit the original style of battery directly to the PCB when you do put in a new one.
The same battery is now available with wire leads as are small plugs and sockets (think about what you see in your cordless phone at home, for example). I would be far more inclined to fit a socket on the PCB and plug the battery in, securing it elsewhere safely zipped up inside a small Ziplok bag.
This makes later replacement much easier and also prevents any leaks that might occur from occurring on the PCB of the ECU itself.
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