HOW TO CHANGE BATTERY IN CAR W REMOTE STARTER

  • Tiny
  • reiner
  • 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!

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 AT 7:47 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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Does not sound like the remote is an issue.

Why did you replace it?

Roy

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Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 AT 7:52 PM
  • Tiny
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Battery was dead, old, wouldn't hold a charge so we got a new one to try

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Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 AT 7:59 PM
  • Tiny
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The starter could be engaging because of the start motor itself.

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Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 AT 8:03 PM
  • Tiny
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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.

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Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 AT 8:07 PM
  • Tiny
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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

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Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 AT 8:08 PM
  • Tiny
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Is there some way I can test the starter myself or do I have to get it towed to a shop?

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Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 AT 8:11 PM
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Get it towed to a shop that is equipped to do this type of repair.

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Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 AT 8:15 PM
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That's not what I wanted to hear, but thank you!

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Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 AT 8:18 PM
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Sorry.

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Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 AT 8:22 PM

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