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    DWA (anti theft system) battery low

    Got the warning at startup today. Is this something I can fix or do I have to go to the dealer?


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    Don't know specifically, but the parts fiche sez "Installation only in professional service facility".
    But I wouldn't let that stop me from getting in there and taking a serious look...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
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    It looks like removal of seats, trunk, and trunk track. Remove cover. Change batteries. Reverse procedure.

    Can I just use any CR123 3v battery?

    I donít see anything in the procedure that requires any particular level of expertise.


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    DWA (anti theft system) battery low

    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Thanks! I did see that. Doesnít say anything about the batteries.


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    Quote Originally Posted by captainmarko View Post
    Got the warning at startup today. Is this something I can fix or do I have to go to the dealer?


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    Super easy fix. Just put in new batteries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by captainmarko View Post
    Thanks! I did see that. Doesnít say anything about the batteries.
    Yes, it does show batteries.
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    DWA (anti theft system) battery low

    Quote Originally Posted by CABNFVR View Post
    Yes, it does show batteries.
    Let me be more specific. And Iím talking about the service manual pics that were posted.

    Nowhere does it mention what specific batteries to use as replacements. Nor can I find an OEM recommendation for same.

    Will any CR123 3v battery suffice?

    That is what I want to know.


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    Quote Originally Posted by craydds View Post
    Super easy fix. Just put in new batteries.
    Any CR123 3v battery will suffice?


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    Quote Originally Posted by captainmarko View Post
    Any CR123 3v battery will suffice?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
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    Of course. But it doesnít have to be some specific, arcane, German battery.


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    Quote Originally Posted by captainmarko View Post
    Of course. But it doesnít have to be some specific, arcane, German battery.


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    The CR123 battery is a special battery that is used in many, many devices especially flashlights. Available most everywhere, they have a size and capacity advantage over other battery systems.

    Here is one for all you battery aficionados, inside a normal every day 9Volt battery is 6-AAA batteries nicely nestled.

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