Questions tagged [battery]

A rechargeable device most often made of lead plates covered in an electrolyte and protected by a plastic shell which supplies consistent electrical energy to a motor vehicle. Often referred to as an SLI battery (starting, lighting, ignition). Powers starter motor, lights, and ignition systems of a motor vehicle.

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Battery issues - Honda Accord 2009

I have a brand new battery and alternator my car runs fine. When I am idling in traffic the battery light flashes on and off and on. It eventually goes out when I pick up speed. I had Honda do ...
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Opel astra H 1.6 16v 2006 battery and check engine light

I have an Astra H 2006 1.6 16V, and battery light and "check engine light" came on so I took it to the mechanic (in Sweden). They said it was an alternator problem (which I also thought to be the ...
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powered window and back windscreen wiper anomaly

At first i thought it was random, then i realised that there is clearly a pattern: I start the car then i check and both the wiper and the window works as expected. 20-30-40 minutes down the road i ...
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2000 Toyota Corolla will not start until hitting battery terminals

I have a 2000 Toyota Corolla which started to display a symptom during cold weather (-20 - -30 C) where you would insert the key, turn in partway, activate the internal electronics, and then turn it ...
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Most Dash Lights (and Gauges) Turn on and off Periodically before Car Shuts Off Completely

Alright, I'll try to keep it snappy. 2005 Chevy Express 3500 4.8L V8. 130k miles. Most dash lights would turn on and gauges would go dead for a couple moments and then come back periodically. It's not ...
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2006 Honda Civic EX turned off wouldn't start, all lights work and windows but only clicks when ignition is turned over

Put new alternator on an the key has a chip but, the key was taped kind of when I got it. I just recently got the car an the person I got it from said it been sitting a little while. Dad she an her ...
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Hybrid battery not charging fully

I have Toyota Estima 2.4 petrol/electric hybrid 2010 (UK 60 reg) that I bought about 4 months ago. So far I had no problems with anything until a couple of days ago the HV battery stopped charging ...
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Battery status indicator confusion?

I got 45 ah battery in my car full charged 12.6v and has GREEN colour on the too indicator. It was left unused recently for 2 days, and next day, I checked the battery which gives 12.4v, however, the ...
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Nissan Note 2012 battery drain

I have had problems with my 2012 Nissan Note (the boxy model). The battery would be flat after a couple of days, even when driving occasionally. After leaving the car parked and locked for 20min, ...
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Problem with starting a car

I had a problem 7 days ago: I could not start my car. Temperature on that day was -17 (-27°C ). I heard just 1 click and that's it. One day later it was 32F (0°C) and I could start the car. I could ...
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2009 Suzuki LS650 Battery Problem/Question

I bought a new battery that had the same amp and voltage as my current battery that I was going to replace. I double checked via the website, and they confirmed it would fit my motorcycle. (Moto ...
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charge SLA battery while using it

I will add a small auxilary battery (lead acid 12V 2.4Ah) on my car for me head unit to be able to crank the engine and not turning off the system. Now, if I crank the engine while the unit is on, it ...
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Portable Jump box won 't hold charge

I bought a Black & Decker 700amp portable jump charger for my car, and did not use it for a couple of months (not that long really), and then when I went to jump start a vehicle it had no charge. ...
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My battery is saying fully charged but will still take charge does that mean my battery is going bad

Have tested battery an it reads fully charged but when I put a battery charger on it it still takes a charge . What could be wrong
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How much electric power does my truck consume?

I have a 2011 Nissan Frontier Pro-4x. I want to get a general idea how much power I could draw from my alternator while driving. For that, I want to find out how much power my truck uses in the first ...
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Honda 2002 Accord re-set after battery disconnect nightmare

I want to get my radio/car alarm re-set and I now have figured out my special code, but am I permanently locked out? The farthest step that I get is to see the serial number (U XXXX and L xxxx, ), ...
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battery light comes on mazda tribute

2001 Mazda tribute v6 with a NEW alternator. Will start from beginning to be clear. Original alternator went out 3 years ago. Was replaced with after market, this worked for 3 years, was replace ...
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Battery Draw while car is off at 3.24

I have a 2007 Saab 95 wagon... For about 6 months at random about once a month my car has been dead. After calling AAA and they told me there is a draw from the battery at apx 3.24 which is should be ...
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Renault clio snapped bolt removal?

I have a 2002 renault clio. Due to the recent lockdowns I have not been driving anywhere and as a result my battery wasn't in use. I now need to replace the battery so went about removing the old ...
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Does the third “ACC” or accessory wire of this GPS need to be connected to 12V for it to charge?

I asked this question on the Electrical Engineering SE. They essentially said it's too automotive for that SE. I'm thinking of hooking up 18 VDC to the red and black lines. Does the orange line need ...
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Building E-Bike Help

I am building an e-bike using an electric skill-saw, a car alternator, and a 20Ah battery. I have a few questions because I am new to this stuff. Should I have the motor in between the wheel and the ...
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Vauxhall Corsa won't start, lights/radio working fine

I have a 1.2L Petrol 2008 Corsa that won't start. For the last couple of months the battery light would start flashing once every couple of weeks when starting the engine. I don't do long trips often,...
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Can a faulty alternator trigger the Check Engine light?

I have a 2010 Toyota Corolla S. Couple of weeks ago while driving my battery light came on. I replace my alternator after that. That battery came on again after 2/3 days. I took my car to a different ...
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Help needed with electrical setup for overlanding

I am converting my 2011 Nissan Frontier Pro-4x to an overland-ready setup. For this, I want to set up a separate electrical system to power certain items. I need some help calculating the requirements ...
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Haven't driven my car in over a year, how to get it back up and running again? [duplicate]

Since the start of the pandemic lockdowns and with everybody working from home, I haven't had a reason to use my car and it slipped my mind to take it out every once in a while. So, now the car ...
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What is a point of contact to measure the live (red) electric cable?

The car starts fine in the morning. Since the battery has signs of leakage, I remove it in the afternoon, and put a new one, with a factory sticker indicating it was made two months ago. There is no ...
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Pontiac Grand Prix won't start, horn would honk, electrical system goes crazy

Some facts: My dad has an aftermarket Remote Keyless Entry Not aware of any aftermarket theft system, does not use keyless start He's used 410 watt power inverters through the cigarette lighter but ...
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My 2010 Hyundai Elantra won't start without a jump

My car won't start without a jump. I’d jump it with cables, it will start with no problem, but as soon as I turn it off, I won't turn over.
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can I trickle charge a spare car battery (located inside the car) from the cigar lighter port while driving?

I keep a car parked in a lot in another state. I get out there every few months or so. The battery under the hood sometimes is dead due to the small system draws while the vehicle sits idle for a ...
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Is a battery healthy if drops under 10 volts with load?

To my knowledge of a battery drops under 10 volts on start then it is unhealthy and need recharging/replacing. However I have just read another answer where it states a battery with a dead cell can ...
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Where can I find information about car PIDs?

i'm doing a research and i can't find voltage information from the car sensors, where do you find such information? finding the voltage range would help a lot.
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Battery drain, even disconnected

So, I have been having issues with the car starting of late. Battery died randomly, got RAC out said battery was fine just dead. Jumped it and all was OK for 2 weeks. Then awake to it dead again, then ...
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Car audio settings battery backup

I want to solve a very annoying problem I've had with the last two Sony car audio receivers I've owned. The problem being that days are spent getting all the sound setting perfect to my liking, which ...
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Depleted Honda Fit battery — how long to recharge, how to re-enable radio?

I left the interior map lights (driver & passenger side lights) on for about 30 hours, depleting the batter in my Honda Fit. I could barely see the lights on. Fortunately, at least one towing ...
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Can low battery voltage cause brake noises? - 2006 Civic

Driving a 2006 Honda Civic, right rear brake makes a clunking noise under medium to high braking. It sounds like the ABS but doesn't have the pedal pushing back like ABS does. Went to my usual ...
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What is the difference between a top and side post battery?

I'm looking in to getting a battery analyzer and whilst looking through the manuals, I came across an entry where you have to tell it whether the battery is side or top posts. What difference does ...
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Voltage measurements with the alternator running fluctuate

I own a 1994 Mazda Protege. On Sundays, I measure the voltage at the battery terminals, and register it. First with the car turned off, and then with the car idling. The voltage with the car turned ...
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Safe rounding of CCA during battery load testing

How do you determine the safe amp load of a battery tester? I am looking at testing a battery on a 2012 Mazda 3 sport which has a Mazda factory battery 75D23L (52). The service manual states in the ...
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hyundai coupe 2005 replaced battery and horn, indicators and wipers on constant. will not start

Car wont start after battery replacement. Horn blowing constantly. Also indicators and wipers are on constantly.
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Jeep Cherokee Electrical

I have a 1991 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4x4. When im driving all my electrical stuff turns off but turn on right away but the engine keeps running. This only happens when im driving through rough terrain, ...
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VW EOS ESC Error message

My VW 2015 EOS works great but since my last tire rotation, the ESC Stabilization Control Error appears while drive on dry roads at a constant speed. Engine slows, cannot accelerate. Must pull off ...
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My car battery light is on

I have a 2010 Toyota Corolla S. Today, after driving around for 15 minutes, when I parked, my battery light came on. I took it to Autozone. After checking my battery and the changing system they said, ...
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Car won't start and makes loud grinding noise when attempting to start it, video attached

2012 Infiniti G37x, Attempted to start it but it makes a loud grinding noise and doesn't start. The lights and the interior electricals are working. Haven't driven it in 2 weeks but it started just ...
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parasitic battery drain on my 98 jeep cherokee

I have an amp draw of .85 tested from my negative battery cable on one lead and the neg. post on the other lead of my multimeter, I have removed every single fuse and relay and unplugged every single ...
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Does a car battery's acid dissolve nitrile gloves?

My battery has some liquid spill on top and on the sides. I didn't touch it, but I assume this is sulphuric acid leaking, and not any kind of oil. Does sulphuric acid dissolve nitrile gloves? Could it ...
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New battery no start

One of week of extremely cold my Honda CRV 2014 battery died and I changed it with new one but the car neither started nor light or click it. I haven’t seen any problem before. Is there any suggestion ...
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2002 Mercury Mountaineer V8 4.6 2W Drive

While driving on freeway going 75 MPH using cruise control, my engine stops running. I still have lights and power but no power steering or power brakes because engine was off. I put it in neutral and ...
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Total Electrical failure Mondeo 1.8tdci 2008

While charging a flat battery all on the Mondeo all of the electrics failed (lights, dash, not starting, Windows, ect) when I installed a new battery on the Mondeo still nothing. Any ideas on what ...
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MotoMaster Eliminator 1400A Booster

I have one question about charger booster. I have MotoMaster Eliminator 1400A Booster bought in 2014. I think its battery is dead, because it does not boost the car even when it is fully charged. Can ...
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How to diagnose low alternator output

My car (a 1991 Citroen BX 1.4) has been giving me alternator problems since I got it, the alternator failure came on every now and then and dimmed or disappeared when I revved the engine, my first ...

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