Car owners often get frustrated when car settings are reset after getting their car batteries changed. The saved radio channels are all gone. The clock reset. Electrical system of your car for example, the vehicle power windows can be dysfunctional and a visit to the workshop becomes unavoidable. Not only more cost is involved, but also the time needed to get it fixed.
In this article, I’m going to show you exactly how to change your car battery without resetting the car settings.
Before we show you the tips, all these hassle can be avoided if a trained technician is hired. At ROGER , we ensure that our technician are well trained and know how to handle car emergency situations. If you have not downloaded ROGER app , we strongly recommend that you download it now. It will save you a lot of time and trouble.
Why does replacement battery could reset and lose your car memory?
It’s because auto manufacturers employ anti-theft measurements in your vehicle. If your vehicle loses power or the connection to the battery terminal is cut, the radio signal will be disabled. Unless you enter a special security code, it won’t function. I know a lot of people who have no idea this feature exists.
If you are going to change the car battery yourself, there are tools you might have to buy that will cost you some money. But this guide will help you change your vehicle‘s battery without affecting the settings, while keeping the cost to a minimum.
All You Need:
The first step is to determine whether you really need a battery change . Sometimes it’s not due to a weak battery or battery failure that causes malfunction. Some times it is caused by the alternator or sometimes it is because of Sulphate build-up which is another common cause. It can build up around the terminal in the form of whitish or blue residue.
Removing this residue can resolve battery issues.
Common symptoms are:
Before removing this whitish powder, make sure you are wearing protective gloves. This powder can contain sulfuric battery acid which can burn your skin.
Get the right battery model number, car brand, and engine size info and inform your car service centre. They’ll be able to help you find the right battery size.
Why is this important?
It’s because different vehicle with different engine sizes require batteries of different sizes. Getting the proper battery brands and capacity is important to optimize the battery life. It’s just as important to make sure it fits the battery holding tray. Otherwise, your car would not start properly.
Make sure you wear proper safety gears. Batteries contain not only sulfuric acid but also other corrosive material that can produce flammable hydrogen. Perform the replacement battery in a safe and controlled environment.
There are two ways you can use a secondary power source. You can either use a booster/jump pack or use a twelve-volt car battery and a set of jump leads. You can buy a cheap 12v battery from hardware store or auto parts store.
Many prefer using memory saver, but according to industry experts, memory saver is not needed. Furthermore, it can mess up security settings by saving faulty codes. That’s why I prefer using a 12 voltage battery as my secondary power source. It can be any battery brands.
It’s time to connect the jumps leads to the secondary battery. Place your car battery down on the floor and connect the black lead to the positive terminal and black one to the negative terminal.
Take the crocodile clips and attach them to the end of the leads that connect to the main battery. Be careful not to clamp both ends of the crocodile clips. Connect the red to the red and black to the black.
Attach the clips to a safe metallic part of the lead. Otherwise, it will strike back while removing the leads from the battery current.
Now that the secondary power is all set up, it’s time to safely remove the dead car battery. Use a socket wrench to loosen the lug nuts holding the dead battery and safely remove the clamp.
Now that you have loosened up the tray, the battery is no longer attached to anything physical. Remove the leads from the battery. Use your socket wrench set to loosen the bolts on the battery leads that are holding the clamps.
Be extra cautious while removing the negative lead from your current battery. Always keep the crocodile clips connected from your secondary power source. Then one by one, remove all the leads and safely take out the battery.
After that, the only thing juicing the car is your 12v car battery. Finally, take out your replacement battery from its box and keep the old one for safe disposal.
What do you do with your old battery?
Take it to your local auto parts store and tell them to get rid of it.
This is the last step. Place the in position without touching the old leads that are currently supplying power to your . Connect the red to the positive terminal and black to the of your . After you connect the leads, take the crocodile clips off them.
Now, tighten the bolts on the . Remove the secondary power source and put the clamp back in place.
Start your for a test run to check if the and settings are all ok. If done correctly, you’ll be able to change a without losing the settings.
Car batteries are potentially dangerous if its contents, like lead and acid, are inadvertently exposed. So, never keep or store these batteries in curb side bins with typical household recyclable batteries.
The good news is: some shops today offer trade-in for your dead battery. This is because a 12V battery is the most recycled product in the world.
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