I'm not a car person at all, so thanks in advance for any help!

My wife's 2015 Honda Fit hasn't been used for months (thanks to Corona). I'm trying to use a Schumacher SC1307 6/12V Automatic Battery Charger and 30/85A Engine Starter, to charge the battery using a wall current, to get it running again.

I was able to hook everything up, but when I turned the charger on, the car started blinking the headlights every second. Since I imagine it can't charge well while doing that, I turned it off ... but now I'm unsure how to charge the battery.

I saw something online that suggested I disconnect the battery first, but:

A) other sites don't mention anything about Honda Fits specifically needing to disconnect the battery to get a jump/charge

B) I don't know how to disconnect the battery

So my question is, do I need to disconnect the battery? If not, how can I charge the car without disconnecting it, and if I do need to disconnect it ... how do I do that on a Honda Fit?

  • Just leave the charger on overnight. Battery is under the hood, disconnect the negative battery cable usually a 10mm wrench will get the job done.
    – Moab
    Commented Sep 13, 2020 at 0:07
  • So I do need to disconnect the battery, and to do that I just ... unbolt the thing attached to it? Commented Sep 13, 2020 at 0:34
  • 1
    Yes disconnect the battery, Be Sure it is the Negative Side! The reason headlight are flashing is the alarm is going off i think. Once battery is charged connect battery back, then use key fob to lock-unlock the doors, if no fob use the key to manually lock-unlock the drivers door.
    – Moab
    Commented Sep 13, 2020 at 12:47


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