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Date registered: Sep 2002
Vehicle: 1999 C43
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MB Factory installed trickle charger
Due to a recent cold spell in my area where temps went below (-10 C), my OEM battery on my 1999 C-class didn't have enough juice to allow me to start up the car... In fact, the engine won't even turn when I put the key in the ignition.
Called the Service Dept. and they told me about an OEM factory installed trickle charger for my car... they said that it will automatically keep the battery at a full charge and will not overcharge it... They will do the entire install and all I have to do is plug the thing into a regular outlet in my garage. Here are my questions:
(1) Has any one of you installed this on your MB cars?
(2) I have read on the Net that trickle chargers will shorten the life of the battery... Is this true?
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.