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HOW TO CHANGE BATTERY IN CAR W REMOTE STARTER

2001 Chevrolet Malibu • 100 miles

I am trying to replace a battery on a car with a remote starter. I have the positive terminal attached but when I try to do the negative. Sparks fly, lights flash, the car tries to start. HELP!
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Reiner
July 4, 2012.




Does not sound like the remote is an issue.

Why did you replace it?

Roy

Battery was dead, old, wouldn't hold a charge so we got a new one to try

Tiny
Reiner
Jul 4, 2012.
The starter could be engaging because of the start motor itself.

Roy

So how can I at least get that negative terminal attached with out getting a shock? Its a side mount battery and requires a socket to get it screwed in.

Tiny
Reiner
Jul 4, 2012.
Not until the issue with the starter is resolved.

You can try to find the fuse for the remote and remove it to see if that is the issue but I doubt it.

Roy

Is there some way I can test the starter myself or do I have to get it towed to a shop?

Tiny
Reiner
Jul 4, 2012.
Get it towed to a shop that is equipped to do this type of repair.

Roy

That's not what I wanted to hear, but thank you!

Tiny
Reiner
Jul 4, 2012.
Sorry.

Roy
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