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Holden VE Commodore battery
« on: July 31, 2006, 03:23:05 PM »
Hi all,
Just a bit of info you may wish to take back to your Brigades.
The new Holden VE Commodore battery is situated in the boot.
Just so you don't spend time looking for it under the bonnet at your next MVA.
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Re: Holden VE Commodore battery
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2006, 03:47:31 PM »
Cheers. Handy to know.

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Re: Holden VE Commodore battery
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2006, 05:42:19 PM »
Handy information will tell the brigade at training tonight, Thanks

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Re: Holden VE Commodore battery
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2006, 12:07:58 AM »
Went to the local Holden dealer on Saturday for a look and yep, the battery is under a soft cover in the left hand corner of the boot and I believe some options of the car ie Police pack, may have 2 batteries, which I assume would be on the right hand side.
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Re: Holden VE Commodore battery
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2006, 12:48:08 PM »
Same As The New Mini's They Also Are In The Boot, We Had One Which We Isolated, Then Closed The Boot.  The Back Of The Car Was Against The Tree So It Was Hard To Get There To Start With, Anyway We Closed The Boot & Could Not Re-Open It As Its An Electric Open.  Would Have Liked To Get Photos Of The Batt Compartment But Couldnt Get Back In.

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Re: Holden VE Commodore battery
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2006, 08:34:14 PM »
thats pretty stupid. a battery in the boot. oh well i spose its easier for some of the country brigades that attend MVA's that are mostly head ons!
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Re: Holden VE Commodore battery
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2006, 01:12:48 AM »
Dont get me started on the Toyote Prius...

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Re: Holden VE Commodore battery
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2006, 02:36:26 AM »
Oh common Toast, tell all, I can see big problems with them in accidents, are there any stories?

(why write that if you didnt want to get started :-D)

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Re: Holden VE Commodore battery
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2006, 01:23:08 PM »
No just its a pain in the arse to find/disconnect even just the main battery.

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Re: Holden VE Commodore battery
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2006, 03:05:25 PM »
The main battery? I think you mean the engine battery... (The main one would be in the boot also ;))

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Re: Holden VE Commodore battery
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2006, 03:41:29 PM »
Believe the new model prius has come out with isolation switches for the normal battery and the other batteries as well????
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Re: Holden VE Commodore battery
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2006, 03:43:56 PM »
i can confirm that.  :-P

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Re: Holden VE Commodore battery
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2006, 04:02:44 PM »
How?

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Re: Holden VE Commodore battery
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2006, 04:05:17 PM »
We had a toyota guy with cars come down to Mt Compass a couple weeks ago unfortunatly i had to work but according to the guys (i may have misheard) there is now an isolation switch in the boot.
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Re: Holden VE Commodore battery
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2006, 07:21:26 PM »
Sorry, main as in the primary ignition battery. NOT the engine battery.

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Re: Holden VE Commodore battery
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2006, 11:44:12 PM »
How?


because a friend of mine has a new pirus

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Re: Holden VE Commodore battery
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2006, 12:00:56 PM »
Pics of the battery - VE Commodore

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Re: Holden VE Commodore battery
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2006, 05:34:56 PM »
could this be the new way that drug labs will work with a battery in the boot????

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Re: Holden VE Commodore battery
« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2006, 06:32:20 PM »

it just holden catching up to best practice >10 years behind the leaders.

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Re: Holden VE Commodore battery
« Reply #19 on: September 08, 2006, 10:38:10 PM »
could this be the new way that drug labs will work with a battery in the boot????

No they rather stay in motel rooms :-o SAPOL has found 9 labs so far in motels
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Re: Holden VE Commodore battery
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2008, 10:31:45 AM »
the leads of the battery in the VE go up and through the roof you can also get to the boot via the back seat the middle seat folds down and there is a yellow tag on a wire pull that and the boot pops

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Re: Holden VE Commodore battery
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2008, 06:54:01 AM »
Our brigade managed to procure a shell of one of these cars recently to cut up and found our equipment came up short.  We run Holmatro 1000 gear and it wouldn't touch the high tensile steel, so no more cutting 'B' pillars for us on these.  I believe the Mitsi 380 has a similar set up.  Had the local Mets boys up a couple of weeks after that with their Holmatro 2000 gear that got through with lots of sparks and noise.


Having said all of this the whole set up works very well, had an incident involving a VE head on with a combined speed of 160k and all 4 doors still opened.

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Re: Holden VE Commodore battery
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2010, 10:21:04 AM »
Having said all of this the whole set up works very well, had an incident involving a VE head on with a combined speed of 160k and all 4 doors still opened.

thats pretty impressive......

but did anyone think that if you had a rear collision wouldn't it be more dangerous having a battery in the boot?
hahahaha that 24 is a classic.....

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Re: Holden VE Commodore battery
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2010, 12:32:43 PM »
Having said all of this the whole set up works very well, had an incident involving a VE head on with a combined speed of 160k and all 4 doors still opened.

thats pretty impressive......

but did anyone think that if you had a rear collision wouldn't it be more dangerous having a battery in the boot?

Why would it be any worse than the front??  Batteries are quite often destroyed in frontal impact so what would the difference be for the back?
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Re: Holden VE Commodore battery
« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2010, 03:05:57 PM »
Having said all of this the whole set up works very well, had an incident involving a VE head on with a combined speed of 160k and all 4 doors still opened.

thats pretty impressive......

but did anyone think that if you had a rear collision wouldn't it be more dangerous having a battery in the boot?


Why would it be any worse than the front??  Batteries are quite often destroyed in frontal impact so what would the difference be for the back?
Dont know thats why i asked the question. i mean you'd probably experience more destroyed batteries but thats not really an issue.
hahahaha that 24 is a classic.....

 

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