HOW TO CHANGE BATTERY IN CAR W REMOTE STARTER

2001 Chevrolet Malibu

Tiny

reiner

July, 4, 2012 AT 7:47 PM

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!

9 Answers

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

July, 4, 2012 AT 7:52 PM

Does not sound like the remote is an issue.

Why did you replace it?

Roy

Tiny

reiner

July, 4, 2012 AT 7:59 PM

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

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

July, 4, 2012 AT 8:03 PM

The starter could be engaging because of the start motor itself.

Roy

Tiny

reiner

July, 4, 2012 AT 8:07 PM

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

ASEMaster6371

July, 4, 2012 AT 8:08 PM

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

Tiny

reiner

July, 4, 2012 AT 8:11 PM

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

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

July, 4, 2012 AT 8:15 PM

Get it towed to a shop that is equipped to do this type of repair.

Roy

Tiny

reiner

July, 4, 2012 AT 8:18 PM

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

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

July, 4, 2012 AT 8:22 PM

Sorry.

Roy

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