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Old 18 Aug 2013, 09:03 pm
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Question Cleaning the battery terminals...

This is my first "onboard computer equipped" vehicle... is there anything I need to know about before I disconnect the battery terminals to clean them?

I mean, aside from resetting the clock & the radio presets, are there any side effects I need to be aware of?

Any special "disconnect this wire last" precautions?

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Old 18 Aug 2013, 09:10 pm
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This is my first "onboard computer equipped" vehicle... is there anything I need to know about before I disconnect the battery terminals to clean them?

I mean, aside from resetting the clock, are there any side effects I need to be aware of?

Any special "disconnect this wire last" precautions?

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I probably do this 50 time a year on all brands of cars. I have never had any certain procedure. never had an issue. It will reset computer error codes. If just a glitch code they wont come back .If the issue is on going they will be back. Chrysler also pops a code int memory that the battery has been disconnected within last 50 key starts that will clear itself after awhile.
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Old 18 Aug 2013, 09:40 pm
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Post Re: Cleaning the battery terminals...

I haven't noticed it personally yet.....But,I have read that when first re-connected,the engine my idle/run a little rough at first,until the PCM/ECU re-initializes;Should be very temporary,and not a problem.
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On any negative ground vehicle, as a safety precaution (so as not to accidentally short a tool or something to ground), always remove the negative lead first and put it back on last.
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