How To Replace A Car Battery Without Losing Memory

This page identifies How To Replace A Car Battery Without Losing Memory and how to charge computer batteries. Visit How To Charge computer batteries for additional resources and information.
WE ALSO HAVE THESE FREE COMPUTER BATTERIES GUIDES AVAILABLE




Posted on

Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F 

By Arthur Barnhouse

Replacing a car battery on older vehicles used to be simple. You unhooked the battery and installed the new one. Late-model vehicles, however, rely on computers that operate everything from the stereo to the transmission. If power is lost to the computers, the settings are lost and reset to default. This means the vehicle may feel different when...

1

Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Purchase a small 9-volt memory saver. These inexpensive devices are sold at most automotive supply stores. The memory saver is plugged into a 12-volt accessory outlet or cigarette lighter on your vehicle. It contains a 9-volt battery that provides a constant charge to the vehicle's system while the main battery is removed.

2

Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Ensure the memory saver's 9-volt battery is fresh and then plug the memory saver into the accessory outlet or cigarette lighter. Also make certain the memory saver is working after it's plugged in. An indicator light should let you know if power is reaching the device. You may have to turn the vehicle's ignition switch to the accessory or "ACC" position for the memory saver to work.

3

Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Turn off all the other accessories on the vehicle, ensuring that all lights are off, including the dome light and trunk light. If the vehicle has a light under the hood, unscrew the bulb. Anything that requires electricity will quickly drain the 9-volt battery in the memory saver.

4

Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Remove the car battery from the vehicle. Each make and model will vary, but most will require you to remove a plastic cover, guards and perhaps a mounting bracket. Use the necessary wrenches to remove these parts, then disconnect the negative (or black) and positive (or red) cables from the battery terminals. Remove the negative ( - ) cable first, followed by the positive ( + ) cable.

5

Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Install the new battery as quickly as possible. Reconnect the positive cable before attaching the negative cable. Ensure both cables are securely fastened to the battery terminals and replace any guards, brackets or covers you removed.

6

Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Turn the ignition on the vehicle and start the engine. Unplug the memory saver from the outlet or cigarette lighter.

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email Gmail Yahoo! More...



Our Most Popular Article




Charging Computer Batteries

 June 2012 Safe Use Of Batteries
FREE Computer Battery Charging Guide
 700 Mobile Computer Battery Pack Charger Quick Start
FREE Computer Battery Charging Guide
 Battery Not Charging
FREE Computer Battery Charging Guide
 Vaio Notebook Computer Batteries
FREE Computer Battery Charging Guide
 Li Ion Battery Charger Design For Laptop Computer
FREE Computer Battery Charging Guide
 Battery Power Practices For Today39s Mobile
FREE Computer Battery Charging Guide
 Battery Charger Pdf
FREE Computer Battery Charging Guide
 Manual 53mb
FREE Computer Battery Charging Guide