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Old 15 Jun 2008, 12:16 pm
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Default How do i charge the battery on my honda accord automatic? (1995) the battery is dead and i cant

jump start it. The hazerd lights have been flashing and it has run the battery dead. It is an automatic. Can you jump start an auto matic? please no stupid answers. Can i take off the battery to charge it or will that mess up my immobilizer? I live in the country and cant get it to a garage.I have tried to jump start it but, the immobilizer wont work because the battery is dead, on this car you need to use the immobilizer with a special laser key before you start the ignition. I cant do this as the battery is completely dead. I will have to take the battery off. just hope that it doesnt mess with the immobilizer.
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Old 15 Jun 2008, 12:31 pm
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Can not push start it if thats what you mean by jump start it, can use jumper cables from another car though, that would be easiest, or take battery out and charge it up.
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Old 15 Jun 2008, 12:46 pm
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Yes, you can jump start it no problem. You can also charge it on the vehicle, shouldn't cause a problem (a lot of people suggest that charging the battery whilst connected damages the alternator, but I've never had a problem doing it: If you do want to take the battery off to charge it, your immobiliser won't be affected, but take the keys out in case it locks when you reconnect the battery)
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Old 15 Jun 2008, 01:01 pm
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Yes you can Jump start an automatic but you can't push start it.You just need another car battery and a pair of Jumper cablesconnect (+) to (+) RED and (-) to (-) Black Then try to start as normal
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Old 15 Jun 2008, 01:16 pm
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Yes, you can jump start it. Any car can be jump started. If you have jumper cables simply connect the cables in this order:1) Red connector to dead battery (+)2) Other end of Red cable to good battery (+)3) Black connector to good ground on other car (engine block) DO NOT connect to the negative terminal on the good battery... that's how you cause batteries to explode.4) Black connector to dead battery (-)Let the car with the good battery run for a few minutes connected to the dead battery. Then start your car.Now, a few things. Take your car to autozone or some auto parts store and have them check the battery. It could be that the battery is bad... or it could be your alternator is bad (and not charging the battery).If you want to change your battery, that's easy too. Simply disconnect the terminals (do the NEGATIVE terminal FIRST)m, and unbolt the battery from the tray (they ususally have a bar holding the battery so it doesn't flop around), and lift it out. Be careful it's VERY heavy (about 70 lbs). Then plop your new battery in, re-bolt it down, and reconnect your connections (Positive first, negative second).
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you cant jump start it as others have said because its an automatic. if you can get a jump start and then drive it to a garage for them to sort out i would do that its by far the easiest, unless its just simply that you have left lights on and drained the battery. you can take the battery off and charge it but if you do dont forget to have the code for your car radio/cassette/cd player as you may have to reset it once the battery is off. from the battery charger plug the red clip onto the + and the black onto the - then switch it on. it takes quiet a few hours to charge and then just switch off charger and replace back on the car and hopefully it will start. it shouldnt mess up the immobolizer.
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Old 15 Jun 2008, 01:46 pm
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The first two answers are correct for if the battery is simply dead, but not if it has a bad cell. Check your levels--the plates in the battery must be covered--turn everything off and either jump start or trickle charge it.
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Old 15 Jun 2008, 02:01 pm
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you cant ''bump it'' but you can ''jump it''...removing the batt wont hurt the imobiliser ..just red to red,black to black for the leads...i cant understand why it wont jump start....once its running taske it for a good hour spin..that should charge the battery up..
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Old 15 Jun 2008, 02:16 pm
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A few points not yet mentioned are:-If you take the battery off, any alarm will probably activate when you re-connect so have the key fob to hand.If you take the battery off for more than approx 10 mins, the radio will probably need the code re-entered on reconnection.I have an auto and I keep a fully charged 'power station' in the boot. It's a portable device see here: http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?...38&doy=12m6HTH
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try charging it at a low amperage setting for a few hours and see if that helps. you'll need a battery charger. (you don't have to remove the battery from the vehicle to do this) if you battery has lost its charge and won't hold a charge you will need to replace it, also you should have your alternator/charging system checked even after replacing the battery.
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