/ Replace re-chargeable battery likely cost

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Indy - on 12 Sep 2016
Got an Exposure Blaze that's around 3 years old and very well used that showing signs that the rechargeable battery is on its last legs.

Is it worth having the battery swapped out or should I just buy a new one?
Cheers
Jack B on 12 Sep 2016
In reply to Indy:

If you can work out how to open it up, it is very likely to be a standard Li-ion cell. If so, the cell will be cheap, it's just a matter of whether or not the light can be taken apart and re-assembled without special tools or glues.
balmybaldwin - on 12 Sep 2016
In reply to Indy:

Can you not open it up your self? Would be very surprised if you couldn't find a replacement much cheaper than you'd be charged. have a look on youtube there's probably a video showing you how
richlan - on 12 Sep 2016
In reply to Indy:

I would talk to Exposure in the first place, they are normally very helpful (or were with me when i had an issue with a Maxx D) they will give you the options available
Indy - on 12 Sep 2016
In reply to Jack B:

It's machined aluminum and looks very likely to need a special tool to open so not really an option unfortunately.
Indy - on 12 Sep 2016
In reply to richlan:
Will give them a call in the morning but experience leads me to believe that the cost will be at the very very top of what people are likely to want to pay before the think sod it and get a much cheaper different brand light. Example: the rubber band that attaches the light to the bike failed about 2 weeks ago. On enquiring the replacement cost was nearly £10 so am now using a couple of elastic bands curtesy of our postman. The top cap looks as if it's on it's last legs as well

Haven't had any trouble with exposure front lights but the Blaze has been Meh.... Which for a light costing £100 isn't good.
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Indus - on 12 Sep 2016
In reply to Indy:

Give the guys at mountain bike batteries a ring or look on there website, very helpful .
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