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Old 15 Mar 2011, 01:47 pm
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When I had an oil change today, the dealership told me I might be in line
for a new battery before too long. Is there a way to change one out without
losing the radio code, etc?


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Old 15 Mar 2011, 05:49 pm
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"BK" <miatabill@charter.net> wrote in
news:5vOfp.20154$yR1.523@newsfe03.iad:

> When I had an oil change today, the dealership told me I might be in
> line for a new battery before too long. Is there a way to change one
> out without losing the radio code, etc?
>
>



The dealership (and good independent garages) will have a "power pack" that
they plug in somehow to keep the circuitry alive while the battery is out
of the loop. I don't know if there's a cheap equivalent for home use.

I recommend getting the pro's to replace your battery, that way you don't
need to worry about the radio code.

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Old 20 Mar 2011, 01:59 pm
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On Tue, 15 Mar 2011 22:49:52 +0000 (UTC), Tegger <invalid@example.com>
wrote:

>"BK" <miatabill@charter.net> wrote in
>news:5vOfp.20154$yR1.523@newsfe03.iad:
>
>> When I had an oil change today, the dealership told me I might be in
>> line for a new battery before too long. Is there a way to change one
>> out without losing the radio code, etc?
>>
>>

>
>
>The dealership (and good independent garages) will have a "power pack" that
>they plug in somehow to keep the circuitry alive while the battery is out
>of the loop. I don't know if there's a cheap equivalent for home use.
>
>I recommend getting the pro's to replace your battery, that way you don't
>need to worry about the radio code.


Does the cigarette lighter have power with the ignition off?
If it does, a battery charger connected to it would probably do the
trick.
The voltage will go up to 16 volts but the electronics should be able
to take it,

What if the batteries are changed with the engine running?
Again the voltage will go up to 16 volts
If the electronics fail, that is a bad design. If we have a bad
battery connection the electronics fail !! ??

I don't recommend this but I probably put the 2 batteries in parallel,
remove the old one without disconnecting the parallel configuration,
install the new one and disconnect the old one.

Do not follow my suggestions. I have been told that I like to take
chances.
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Old 20 Mar 2011, 07:20 pm
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John wrote in news:fjico6hjbva22p0jdn7ot7e52bvpeo088u@4ax.com:

> On Tue, 15 Mar 2011 22:49:52 +0000 (UTC), Tegger <invalid@example.com>
> wrote:
>
>>"BK" <miatabill@charter.net> wrote in
>>news:5vOfp.20154$yR1.523@newsfe03.iad:
>>
>>> When I had an oil change today, the dealership told me I might be in
>>> line for a new battery before too long. Is there a way to change
>>> one out without losing the radio code, etc?
>>>
>>>

>>
>>
>>The dealership (and good independent garages) will have a "power pack"
>>that they plug in somehow to keep the circuitry alive while the
>>battery is out of the loop. I don't know if there's a cheap equivalent
>>for home use.
>>
>>I recommend getting the pro's to replace your battery, that way you
>>don't need to worry about the radio code.

>
> Does the cigarette lighter have power with the ignition off?




No.


> If it does, a battery charger connected to it would probably do the
> trick.
> The voltage will go up to 16 volts but the electronics should be able
> to take it,
>
> What if the batteries are changed with the engine running?




My understanding is that this is a VERY BAD IDEA!



> Again the voltage will go up to 16 volts



> If the electronics fail, that is a bad design. If we have a bad
> battery connection the electronics fail !! ??
>
> I don't recommend this but I probably put the 2 batteries in parallel,
> remove the old one without disconnecting the parallel configuration,
> install the new one and disconnect the old one.
>
> Do not follow my suggestions. I have been told that I like to take
> chances.
>



I don't like to take chances wirh other people's cars.


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Old 24 Mar 2011, 10:39 am
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The dealer wants $160, Autozone and O'Reilly's want $90, and the mechanic
shop that does most of my work wants $100. I think my regular mechanic shop
will get the business.
"Tegger" <invalid@example.com> wrote in message
news:Xns9EAECEFD07D31tegger@208.90.168.18...
> John wrote in news:fjico6hjbva22p0jdn7ot7e52bvpeo088u@4ax.com:
>
>> On Tue, 15 Mar 2011 22:49:52 +0000 (UTC), Tegger <invalid@example.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>"BK" <miatabill@charter.net> wrote in
>>>news:5vOfp.20154$yR1.523@newsfe03.iad:
>>>
>>>> When I had an oil change today, the dealership told me I might be in
>>>> line for a new battery before too long. Is there a way to change
>>>> one out without losing the radio code, etc?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>The dealership (and good independent garages) will have a "power pack"
>>>that they plug in somehow to keep the circuitry alive while the
>>>battery is out of the loop. I don't know if there's a cheap equivalent
>>>for home use.
>>>
>>>I recommend getting the pro's to replace your battery, that way you
>>>don't need to worry about the radio code.

>>
>> Does the cigarette lighter have power with the ignition off?

>
>
>
> No.
>
>
>> If it does, a battery charger connected to it would probably do the
>> trick.
>> The voltage will go up to 16 volts but the electronics should be able
>> to take it,
>>
>> What if the batteries are changed with the engine running?

>
>
>
> My understanding is that this is a VERY BAD IDEA!
>
>
>
>> Again the voltage will go up to 16 volts

>
>
>> If the electronics fail, that is a bad design. If we have a bad
>> battery connection the electronics fail !! ??
>>
>> I don't recommend this but I probably put the 2 batteries in parallel,
>> remove the old one without disconnecting the parallel configuration,
>> install the new one and disconnect the old one.
>>
>> Do not follow my suggestions. I have been told that I like to take
>> chances.
>>

>
>
> I don't like to take chances wirh other people's cars.
>
>
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> Tegger



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