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I haven't turned my 2000 RT/10 in about four weeks (I live in NJ). I went to go run the engine a day ago and couldn't even open the doors. The alarm light isn't even blinking. I did not leave anything running (lights, cd, etc.) within the past four weeks.

Is the battery really shot or does it get disabled over time? Otherwise, it's a pain in the neck to get the battery out...

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If you left the alarm on, it killed the battery. Batteries don't seem to last long in Vipers, I am going to be going on my second. By a battery tender to prevent discharging of your battery.
 

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Also, Viper batteries need to be replaced about every two years. You've been lucky. I'm not a fan of the Optima, but some swear by them. Just find something you like and go with it.

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PLacsina said:
I haven't turned my 2000 RT/10 in about four weeks (I live in NJ). I went to go run the engine a day ago and couldn't even open the doors. The alarm light isn't even blinking. I did not leave anything running (lights, cd, etc.) within the past four weeks.

Is the battery really shot or does it get disabled over time? Otherwise, it's a pain in the neck to get the battery out...

Thanks:

Pat
If that's your original battery, then you're lucky it lasted this long. I replaced mine under warranty.
 

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If you hook a battery maintainer after every drive and use an Optima, I bet you'll get a hell of alot more years than 2 on it.

Problem is our Vipers drain the battery so freaking much it beats the hell out of them. The battery maintainer (about $40) solves that.
 
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