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Will replacing the car battery myself clear the computer chip?
\015 I have a 2001 Saturn SC2 with 4cyl engine and manual transmission. It needs a new battery. If I remove the old battery and install a new one myself, will that ''clear'' the computer chip? If so, is there a way I can prevent that? I've heard about a 9 volt device that plugs into the cigarette lighter. Would that work?\015
Yes it will work best if plugged into a constant power port if your cigarette lighter only works with the key on then you have to turn key then plug it in before changing battery you can purchase one of these tools for about 5 dollars at auto zone or advance auto parts,in the U.S. in Canada you might try Canadian tire stores.
DonT Worry You Can Replace The Battery Nothing Will Happen To Your Car ECU.Thanks
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Will replacing the car battery myself clear the computer chip?
Yes it will work best if plugged into a constant power port if your cigarette lighter only works with the key on then you have to turn key then plug it in before changing battery you can purchase one of these tools for about 5 dollars at auto zone or ... Saturn SC2
Will replacing the car battery clear the computer chip?
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... 2005 Pontiac G6
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Hello pken..... Ouch! The reality is that there are many 5 year old high end cars driving on the highway just like yours is right now...with those pricey computers disconnected. The reality of the situation is that we would not expect a lap top to ... BMW X5 Series
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... Cars & Trucks
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... 1994 Chevrolet Caprice
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... 2001 Chevrolet Lumina
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... 2004 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes Benz E Class
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Hi!!\015\012\015\012Whenever you install a new, reprogrammable control unit/module, check that it has the latest software, and update it if needed.\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012Was the PCM upgraded before installation??\015\012 ... Honda Civic
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... 2000 Dodge Durango
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