PT Cruiser Forum  
Advertisements
       

Go Back   PT Cruiser Forum > General Forums > General PT Cruiser Discussions

PT Cruiser Forum

Advertisements
New battery installation issue.

 
Like Tree8Likes
  • 3 Post By Handy_Cruiser
  • 1 Post By NLAlston
  • 4 Post By NLAlston

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01 Jan 2019, 10:21 pm
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 36
Default New battery installation issue.

Just recently, I had to buy a new battery for our 2009 PT Cruiser. *On today, I drove it for the first time, after that battery installation. *Upon returning home, this evening, I found an issue with shutting the car down. *The engine seemed to cease running, but the blower continued. *Also, the instrument panel remained lit. *On top of that, the only function that our keys provided was the starting of the car. *Neither would allow the locking/unlocking of the car doors. *Through it all, my only recourse was to remove a battery terminal, and re-attach it. *That, did it.

When a battery is replaced, is there a need to effect some kind of procedure with the keys? *That's the only thing that comes to mind. *But, I don't know what that procedure might be.
__________________
God Bless,

Nathan
(2009 PT/ non turbo/auto)
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01 Jan 2019, 10:34 pm
Handy_Cruiser's Avatar
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 10,369
Default Re: New battery installation issue.

If everything went back to work normally after disconnecting and reconnecting the battery, then you are likely good to go. There is no special procedure that's different than other cars. If you still have problems, take both battery terminal loose and touch them together for about 10 seconds. Then reconnect them and see if everything goes back to work normally. Sounds like your PCM and BCM may have been "confused". Strange things can happen during and after low voltage conditions. This may not be your issue. But it's quick and easy to try.
rckstein, ptprice and the3dgm like this.
__________________

Last edited by Handy_Cruiser; 01 Jan 2019 at 10:37 pm.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01 Jan 2019, 11:16 pm
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 36
Default Re: New battery installation issue.

Thank you, Handy Cruiser.

I will, most certainly, give that a shot, tomorrow.

I put everything back, in reverse order of what had to removed - in order to remove the old battery, and install the new one. My first outing with it was about a half hour drive to get one of our daughters. So, figure about (a total of) an hour, or so, that I had driven, before initiating a shut-down of the car.

I am so hopeful that your suggestion will address the very reason why things are a bit out of whack.

I will come back, to let you know how I make out.
Handy_Cruiser likes this.
__________________
God Bless,

Nathan
(2009 PT/ non turbo/auto)
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02 Jan 2019, 01:08 am
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Posts: 7,321
Default Re: New battery installation issue.

I am suggesting that you might have a battery parasite drain considering the problem you had and the replacement of the battery. If it happens again take an amp meter and check to see how much you are drawing off the battery with the ignition off.

If you are drawing more current than you should first check to see how much current you are drawing from the Body Control Module. Post what you find.
__________________
If at First You Don't Succeed - Try, Try Again

Last edited by ptcruisersteve; 02 Jan 2019 at 02:05 am.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 02 Jan 2019, 09:36 am
Veteran Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Lake Wales, FL
Posts: 4,801
Default Re: New battery installation issue.

Clean both of the battery posts and the battery clamps and see what happens. And make sure both of the battery clamps are tight. I'm betting one of them was left loose.
__________________


Aspire to inspire before you expire.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 08 Jan 2019, 12:02 am
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 36
Default Re: New battery installation issue.

UPDATE.

Firstly, I wish to thank ALL responders.

Secondly, I didn't get the opportunity to address the issue, with our ailing PT, until yesterday. The first thing I did, when I came back to town, was to venture out to our vehicle, and apply some remedial efforts. Nearing the car, I wanted to see if the remote would work. When I pressed the associated remote button, I heard the door locks. WHAT?? A non responsive remote was what I had experienced, in the aftermath of the new battery installation. So, now, I am of the mind that the matter may have cleared, somehow, on its OWN.

I start the car, and it is unfailing, in that regard. The NEXT test would be the revealing one. I turn the car off, and notice that the blower motor also shut down, also. AND, there was no longer the lingering illumination of the panel lights. So, it appears that those issues are behind me.

I guess that the condition - like some people - was a 'late starter' .
__________________
God Bless,

Nathan
(2009 PT/ non turbo/auto)
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Battery Light Issue BeeJay Tech & Performance Forum 10 25 Dec 2015 02:14 am
Battery issue? 03TibbyGuy General PT Cruiser Discussions 5 22 Mar 2015 05:50 pm
Battery Help Needed! Both Type and Installation myjeephatesme Tech & Performance Forum 6 26 Sep 2014 09:48 am
battery issue misa85 Tech & Performance Forum 1 27 Dec 2011 11:46 am
Need advice on battery installation issue. DSJayce General Turbo Discussions 3 20 Jun 2011 04:21 pm


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:27 pm.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors