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Old 18 Mar 2006, 02:12 pm
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Default Unpluging Battery

I am to unplug the battery negative and later put it back on.
(to put in AUX audio input adaptor)

Is there any precautions I should take notes of ?
anything I should be aware of ?
Or just "take it off/put it on" simple as that ?

thanks

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Old 18 Mar 2006, 04:53 pm
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"klara" <klabu76@gmail.com> wrote in
news:1142712724.291061.161320@v46g2000cwv.googlegr oups.com:

> I am to unplug the battery negative and later put it back on.
> (to put in AUX audio input adaptor)
>
> Is there any precautions I should take notes of ?
> anything I should be aware of ?
> Or just "take it off/put it on" simple as that ?
>




Yes, it's as simple as that.

Just handle the connection with care, wire-brush it clean, and don't
overtighten it after.

Rough handling and overtightening will risk cracking the case/post seal,
and you'll get that fuzzy green corrosion everywhere.

Also smear some white grease or petroleum jelly on the terminal and post
before reconnecting, then put some more on top afterwards. Even spray white
grease will do.

If your car is post'96, you'll need to drive it around for a week or so to
let all the OBD-II emissions flags set, so you won't be able to pass
certain emissions tests until then. And if your car is new enough for its
automatic tranny to have "grade logic", the computer will need to relearn
that as well, so it might feel funny for a while.

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Old 18 Mar 2006, 07:13 pm
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Default Re: Unpluging Battery

Depending on the radio in your car, you may need to input a security code into
the radio to restore its operations after losing power. This is the
"anti-theft" feature of many modern car stereos.

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>"klara" <klabu76@gmail.com> wrote in
>news:1142712724.291061.161320@v46g2000cwv.googleg roups.com:
>
>> I am to unplug the battery negative and later put it back on.
>> (to put in AUX audio input adaptor)
>>
>> Is there any precautions I should take notes of ?
>> anything I should be aware of ?
>> Or just "take it off/put it on" simple as that ?
>>

>
>
>
>Yes, it's as simple as that.
>
>Just handle the connection with care, wire-brush it clean, and don't
>overtighten it after.
>
>Rough handling and overtightening will risk cracking the case/post seal,
>and you'll get that fuzzy green corrosion everywhere.
>
>Also smear some white grease or petroleum jelly on the terminal and post
>before reconnecting, then put some more on top afterwards. Even spray white
>grease will do.
>
>If your car is post'96, you'll need to drive it around for a week or so to
>let all the OBD-II emissions flags set, so you won't be able to pass
>certain emissions tests until then. And if your car is new enough for its
>automatic tranny to have "grade logic", the computer will need to relearn
>that as well, so it might feel funny for a while.

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Old 19 Mar 2006, 06:14 am
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Sparky <pannetron@hotmail.com> wrote in
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> Depending on the radio in your car, you may need to input a security
> code into the radio to restore its operations after losing power.
> This is the "anti-theft" feature of many modern car stereos.
>



Excellent point! It's even in the FAQ.
http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/faq.html#radiocode

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Old 19 Mar 2006, 01:51 pm
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yes thanks i definitely have that code

04TSX/Navi

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Old 19 Mar 2006, 01:54 pm
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>. Also smear some white grease or petroleum jelly on the terminal

sure that's safe ? are those prodcuts flammable ?
just nervous at the thought of any flammable stuff on the terminals

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Old 19 Mar 2006, 04:26 pm
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"klara" <klabu76@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> >. Also smear some white grease or petroleum jelly on the terminal

>
> sure that's safe ? are those prodcuts flammable ?
> just nervous at the thought of any flammable stuff on the terminals
>

No - both of those are non-flammable. Petroleum jelly is often used for
battery terminals for the same reason it is used on skin - it forms a
persistent barrier to liquids (battery acid in this case). It has the
advantage of being found in the baby department of any drug store or
supermarket. Now, if only it weren't so messy....

Mike


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Old 19 Mar 2006, 06:31 pm
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"klara" <klabu76@gmail.com> wrote in
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>>. Also smear some white grease or petroleum jelly on the terminal

>
> sure that's safe ? are those prodcuts flammable ?
> just nervous at the thought of any flammable stuff on the terminals
>




Your battery is potentially explosive. A bit of grease on the terminals is
nothing compared to the inherent risk of explosion contained in any lead-
acid battery. Garages put grease on the terminals as a matter of routine.

You can put literally any kind of grease on the battery terminals. You
don't need to put it on like you were putting cream cheese on a bagel, just
a skin will do. Got some Crisco? Lard? That'll do too.

As Mike says, it's there to prevent corrosion by excluding gases. Not only
does it protect against battery acid, but the oxygen in the surrounding
air.

By the way, you can use petroleum jelly, but don't use KY-Jelly. That's
water-based, for obvious reasons.


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Old 30 Mar 2006, 06:37 pm
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"karinhall" <ah@nsdap.com> wrote in
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> Is there any problem charging a battery with it in the car and
> connected to its cables? I've done this on other American cars with
> no problems, but there's a warning in the Acura owner's manual not to
> do it. Other than hooking the charger to the wrong terminals, what's
> the problem with charging the battery in the car?




Good question and I don't know the answer. I've just emailed Bill Darden of
the Battery FAQ and asked him.

His site is www.batteryfaq.org . The question you ask appears not to be in
his FAQ.

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Old 30 Mar 2006, 10:11 pm
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Default Re: Unpluging Battery

i would not do it...i wouldn't even jump other car with my car...
I've heard it's "not good" for modern car circuitry
That's why I carry with me a portable car jumper so I don't appear like
asshole refusing
to help people jump car.

Modern car is partly like a computer with pretty sophisticated
electronics.
Heck I wouldn't mind frying a Desktop but a 30K car.....I wont take the
chance.

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