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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Please share me the engine fuse box diagram for Honda city 2014

Steering light on, battery light on, car speakers making sound
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Jumper starter doesn't show connection to battery unless I engage the manual override - Cold Weather

I'm trying to jump start my car with a portable booster pack, the car has been out for about 2 weeks in temperatures that regularly reach -15 C and the battery is completely dead. It's a brand new ...
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My first hybrid, strange electrical problem, 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid

Just bought my first hybrid, a 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid. Regrets already. Need help diagnosing this behavior. I'm about 80% sure the "starting" battery is dead, but hybrid... Day 1 Turn ...
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Correct battery for Insignia Sports Tourer

I have 2013 Insignia Elite CDTI AUTO diesel 1956cc. United Kingdom vehicle. How to get the correct car battery and what specifications to look for while choosing the right battery? I tried reading in ...
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Lithium vs lead-acid motorcycle batteries: which lasts longer in the winter? Lower capacity vs lower discharge rate?

My question I would like to understand a bit better the pros and cons of lithium vs lead-acid 12v batteries for a motorcycle, especially during the winter. Yes, I know, google is your friend, and I ...
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Do battery corrosion pads really work?

I see various sources suggesting that chemically-treated felt pads be placed under battery terminals, to reduce or eliminate corrosion - like these: Usually either red/black or red/green. Do these ...
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Have faulty mobility equip that drains battery overnight. Can't get it fixed for next two weeks

I live in a condo with no electrical outlet access in garage where car is parked, so trickle charge or plug-in starter/charger not an option. The faulty equipment that can't be fixed till after ...
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Did I damage my car battery?

I have a Smartech battery charger charging my car battery for the last two years since I haven't been driving the car. I just realized I have been charging it wrong. The manual said for a negative ...
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What could cause premature failure of a brand new alternator on my 2007 Ford Escape?

The (I believe original) alternator on my 2007 Ford Escape failed last month and was replaced with an alternator from FVP. The battery was tested and seemingly passed muster. Now, three weeks later, ...
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Car 'Jump Starter Pack' says Up to 2lt engine. Is this a strict limit?

I really appreciate all help I am given here and hope you can help me with this next problem. Basically I have a 2.2 CDTI Honda Civic from 2008. I need a jump starter pack (because nobody I knows has ...
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2008 Honda Civic turned over slowly but didn't start on first attempts, now dead even when attempting to jump

My 2008 Honda Civic has been turning over slowly, but failing to start on the first couple attempts to start it lately. Sometimes it'll start first try, but typically it needs multiple attempts. My ...
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2006 Smart Fortwo: Key fob stopped working after disconnecting the battery

I own a 2006 Smart Fortwo Pure (Diesel) and had to disconnect the battery recently because the parking lights wouldn't turn off (issue resolved now; most probably moisture in control lever). When I ...
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Car doesn't start, how can I make sure the problem is because of the battery?

I have a 2008 highlander. Yesterday I started the car and it was OK with no sign of weak battery. But today it didn't start. I want to know if there is any battery alarm on the dash to check if the ...
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Bigger battery for my Toyota corolla 2015 le

So I got some subs in my car they say they have the potential to pull at max 10 volts each so it'll be maybe 20. My battery is a 12volt and I'm really wanting to get a battery with more volts to make ...
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Two day old car battery voltage is reading 3.6v

Purchased a brand new vehicle on Saturday, drove it around 60 miles total (so, plenty of time to charge a low battery) and this morning it was dead. I checked with two multimeters because I didn't ...
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Need advice for changing battery terminals

Hey so I have a 2000 toyota corolla 4A-FE manual, its had connection problems in the past so got a new battery and it didn't start one morning so I tightened the terminals (and put fuel in it) and its ...
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Car wont start, starter will click, dome lights and headlights are dim

Ive got an 08 Impala that was running just fine two days ago. Yesterday I went to get in to go to work and it wouldnt turn over. The interior lights and headlights a very dim. I tried to jump it, and ...
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V-Star 250 No Power After Jumping

I have a 2012 V-star 250. Everything was running fine until I left the lights on all day while I was at work (RIP). Battery was dead so I jumped it with my car. Started up fine and rode it about 20 ...
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Under what circumstances should you use the Fast Charge or Trickle Charge settings on a car battery charger?

When using a modern battery charger to recharge a basic car battery that is in good condition, but is run down to the level that it is unable to turn an engine over, under what circumstances should ...
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Brand new battery sitting for 3 months, doesn't hold charge anymore

I have a 2017 Toyota Yaris Hatchback. The car had some cranking issues. I did a cranking voltage drop test (dropping to min 7v when cracking), it seemed like the battery was done. I replaced the ...
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How to hook up wireless charging pad to battery of my motor (Honda CBR500R 2020)

I want to hook up the following wireless charging pad in combination with my RAM mount X grip to my motorcycle's battery. I am a complete noob when it comes to this electronics. How can I make sure I ...
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"Remove the negative cable first" -- how important is this advice, and why? [duplicate]

To my understanding, the reasoning for "remove the negative cable first" is that if the positive terminal is exposed and you somehow make contact between the positive terminal and any metal ...
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Gen 2 Prius hesitates ... Is there a problem with the HV Battery? [closed]

Is there a problem with the HV Battery? Gen 2 Prius hesitates.
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My Alternator Case to Battery Negative is reading 12 vdc and same for the Case to Positive side

just had tranny replaced last week. The alternator that was on the car had been replaced in May of this year. I drove car for at least 1000 miles since the tranny was replaced. But, last night the ...
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How modern electronic parking brake works? Do they consume power when parked and car is off?

This might be a stupid question, but lately I've been asking myself this question and couldn't find an answer on google. How modern electronic parking brakes work? Do they consume power when parked ...
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Car Battery left sitting over winter, wont hold a charge

2009 toyota matrix has not been driven regularly since 2019 when it got a new battery. Since then we have removed the battery and stored it indoors (not on a trickle charger) for winter then in the ...
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2012 ford focus battery drain

I Have 2012 ford focus 1.6 ti vct i recently encountered a battery drain and vehicle is making unusual noise in the dashboard on the passenger site. and i did send the vehicle to a dealer for scanning ...
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How to fix fog lights not working?

Hyundai Tucson 2013 GLS 4DR My fog lights are not working, and I don't remember them ever working, basically I never required them. I attempted a number of things, but nothing seems to work :( the ...
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Discharged battery on bike, should it be replaced?

So my bike was sitting idle for over a year in a different state since I moved back to my hometown due to covid. Unfortunately, my friend doesn't know how to operate a bike so there was no way for ...
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Can I Jumpstart with pos terminal broken

How can I jumpstart my car so I can get home to fix it. My only option is to jumpstart it . I’ve got jumper cables and AAA coming over
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How to test a battery the alternative way?

Aside from buying a battery tester, is there any other way to check it? I presume under full load with the engine, lights, etc.
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At which voltage is battery dead? [duplicate]

I have not driven my Tacoma 06 for a year, because of a mechanical issue I need to work on, and when I tried to turn it on, it wouldn't start and there would be no noise at all coming from the starter....
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Battery charging?

My car battery died last Monday and it’s been a week; I’m trying to get it to charge using a noco genius portable battery charger but nothing comes on in my car, no sound lights or anything. Will I ...
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How to check GN 125H battery

GN-125H haven't battery indicator and not a kick starter. How to know battery status. How to know battery was in deadline.
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Date of Mfg for an AC/Delco Batter [duplicate]

Just prch'd an AC/DEL 65GHR160 battery. It doesn't seem to follow any of the conventions in spelling out mfg date. The small sticker on battery top shows: G041P & below that 045184. Heat ...
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2012 VW Jetta SE battery cables hooked up wrong

my boyfriend hooked the jumper cables up backwards the electric systems lit up then went black and something started to smoke near the battery we have since had trouble with the battery keeping power ...
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1995 Accord Ex Battery keeps disconnecting

So my battery keeps disconnecting, and has been for a couple of days now, resulting in the lights on the dash lighting up for a brief moment and then turning back off and not the car not starting. The ...
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How to decode Exide ups battery 4TL L 276612 [duplicate]

I bought a UPS Exide battery with serial no 4TL L 276612. How to find out the manufacturing date & year?
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Safety around permanent trickle/float charger connection for car battery

I rarely use my second car, as a result, the battery often drains too much by the time I need it. I have a slow charge battery pack which works if I want to wait a while to get to the minimum level to ...
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Car Idles Really High Sometimes

I have a 2002 Ford Explorer 4.6l V8 (Automatic). I have this issue were randomly my car will idle high. I start it up and the rpms go to 2500 and eventually get down to 2000 which is a bug jump from ...
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My battery exploded and made a hole in some plastic in the transmission and now I have water in my transmission

I've been out of town for a month. When I got home last week my 2018 Ram Promaster city van (2.4L 9 speed auto) with 20k miles would not start. I had full power for lights. When I opened the hood I ...
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My Jeep Wrangler won't start

My Jeep Wrangler 1995/4 cylinder/manual was stored for winter and I tried starting it today. It did not start and just made continuous clicking noises. When I jump start using my daily car it is still ...
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What happens if the main battery gets connected backwards?

2008 Mitsubishi Nativa (Pajero?) now no power coming from alternator after my experienced mechanic hooked up the car's battery backwards. He saw the spark he said but didn't register as he was ...
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Ford Focus DCT Acceptable Grounding

On a 2012 Ford Focus with the Dual Clutch Transmission, DCT, with a Fluke 75 Digital Volt Meter, battery disconnected, I initially read 2.6 ohms from the battery negative cable, past the negative ...
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Bought a brand new battery. Tested at only 5.79v

I bought a brand new battery at Walmart today. Only because the old one died a block away and at 9pm. I installed the new one and nothing. I tested with my multimeter and it read only 5.79V. How is ...
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Leaving Nissan Qashqai (2016 plate) inactive for 2 months - What about the battery? [duplicate]

I own a 2016 Nissan Qashqai. We're planning to have long-term holidays (2 months) in the summer and I was wondering what I can do to prevent the battery from going flat. The car will be parked on the ...
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Help with Broken battery cables

My daughter recently bought a 2003 Grand Vitara and the positive battery cable appears to have broken off. Would appreciate some assistance with identifying what part we need to purchase/replace. It ...
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Key stick Dead Battery Buzzing sound

2008 Chevy Cobalt ... Just got done driving the car. Put it in park turned it off. Then tried restarting it right away. It wouldn't start. It started making a buzzing sound. The key was stuck in the ...
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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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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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