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Replacing baterry

When replacing your old battery with a factory system u must remember to open the switch before disconnecting the battery that way u retain stereo codes and settings. when connecting baterry up always connect ground first

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1995 magnum 425 no lights. No head or tail lights. No dash lights either. Dead battery. Did that fry the lights?

A dead battery in and of itself will not damage the lights; a power surge through the electrical system or disconnecting the battery while the engine is running can potentially damage the electronics. including the ECU/PCM.
Or improperly jumping a car's battery could potentially do damage.
With modern cars, if they sit for an extensive amount of time (especially in cold weather with a weak battery), the battery will eventually go dead. Especially that there is a certain amount of parasitic battery drain from the ECU/PCM and other electronic components that need to retain their memory; that's why some vehicle's have battery maintainers and why some manufacturers ship their cars with solar chargers- so the time they leave the factory and end-up at the dealership, the batteries retain their full charge and components retain their factory settings.
You didn't mention how old the battery is or how well it is maintained.

Feb 24, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

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How do you take of the dash paneling to install a new aftermarket cd player?

  • Disconnect the negative battery cable from the Jeep Cherokee battery with the 10 mm wrench.
  • 2 Remove the five screws on the top edge of the dash panel with a Phillips-head screwdriver.
  • 3 Pry the trim panels surrounding the climate control knobs away from the dashboard with the trim panel removal tool.
  • 4 Remove the trim panel that surrounds the headlamp switches (located to the left of the steering column) with a trim panel removal tool.
  • 5 Remove the two screws behind the trim panel that surrounds the headlamp controls with a Phillips-head screwdriver.
  • 6 Pull the dash panel that surrounds the stereo and covers the instrument panel of the Cherokee, away from the dashboard by hand.
  • 7 Remove the two screws from the stereo mounting bracket. One screw is on the bottom left corner, the other screw is on the top right corner. Each screw can be removed with the 10 mm socket and drive.
  • 8 Pull the factory stereo from the stereo mounting dock.
  • 9 Disconnect the stereo wiring from the back of the factory unit.
  • 10 Connect the Jeep Cherokee factory stereo wiring to a wiring harness adapter. Connect the wiring harness adapter leads to an aftermarket stereo. Slide the aftermarket stereo into the stereo mounting bracket and replaced two screws at the opposite corners with the 10 mm socket and drive.
  • 11 Replace dash panel that stretches across the top of the steering column.
  • 12 Replace the two screws at the top of the headlamp control switch. Replace the trim panel around the headlamp switch.
  • 13 Replace the trim panel that surrounds the climate control knobs.
  • 14 Replace the five screws on the top edge of the dashboard with a Phillips-head screwdriver.
  • 15 Replace the negative battery cable over the negative battery terminal and tighten the cable to the negative lead post with the 10 mm wrench

  • Dec 24, 2010 | 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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    Door lock assembly

    Toyota Corolla 1988-1997 Repair Guide Door Locks - REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
    (see Figure 1)
    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2. Remove the door panel and watershield. Remove the service hole cover.
    3. Disconnect the door outside opening linkage. Remove the two mounting bolts and remove the door handle if in need of replacement.

    Fig. 1: Power door lock control system component locations
    1. Disconnect the lock cylinder control linkage.
    2. Remove the lock knob and the child protector lock lever knob.
    3. Remove the lock assembly retaining screws and remove the door lock. If equipped with power locks, disconnect the electrical harness.
    4. To remove the lock cylinder, remove the lock cylinder retaining clip and pull the cylinder from the door.
    To install:
    1. Coat all the door lock sliding surfaces with multi-purpose grease.
    2. Install the outside handle with the two retaining bolts, if removed.
    3. Install the door lock solenoid linkage to the door lock.
    4. Connect the link to the outside handle.
    5. Install the lock knob and the child protector lock lever knob.
    6. Install the door opening control link tighten the mounting bolts to 48 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
    7. Install the door lock cylinder control linkage.
    8. Install the door panel and watershield.
    9. Reconnect the negative battery cable.

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    May 20, 2010 | 1991 Toyota Corolla

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    how do i get the dash out of my 96 olds bravada

    Service Information
    Oldsmobile Bravada | Blazer, Bravada, Jimmy, S10 Pickup, Sonoma (VIN S/T)
    Service Manual | HVAC | HVAC Systems - Manual | Repair Instructions | Document
    ID: 305815

    Instrument Panel Carrier Replacement
    Removal Procedure
    On vehicles equipped with a manual transmission, remove the shift lever.
    On vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission, perform the following
    2.1. Apply the park brake.
    2.2. Insert the ignition key and turn the ignition switch to the RUN
    2.3. Depress the brake pedal and shift the transmission to the 1
    2.4. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.

    Caution: Unless directed otherwise, the ignition and start switch must be in
    the OFF or LOCK position, and all electrical loads must be OFF before
    servicing any electrical component. Disconnect the negative battery cable to
    prevent an electrical spark should a tool or equipment come in contact with an
    exposed electrical terminal. Failure to follow these precautions may result in
    personal injury and/or damage to the vehicle or its components.
    For Vehicles equipped with OnStar® (UE1) with Back Up Battery:
    The Back Up Battery is a redundant power supply to allow limited OnStar®
    functionality in the event of a main vehicle battery power disruption to the
    VCIM (OnStar®module). Do not disconnect the main vehicle battery or remove the
    OnStar® fuse with the ignition key in any position other than OFF. Retained
    accessory power (RAP) should be allowed to time out or be disabled (simply
    opening the driver door should disable RAP) before disconnecting power.
    Disconnecting power to the OnStar® module in any way while the ignition is On
    or with RAP activated may cause activation of the OnStar® Back-Up Battery
    (BUB) system and will discharge and permanently damage the back-up battery.
    Once the Back-Up Battery is activated it will stay on until it has completely
    discharged. The BUB is not rechargeable and once activated the BUB must be
    Disconnect the battery negative cable.
    Remove the left sound insulator. Refer to Instrument Panel Insulator Panel
    Replacement - Left Side .
    Remove the right instrument panel sound insulator. Refer to Instrument Panel
    Insulator Panel Replacement - Right Side .
    If the vehicle is equipped with a multiple CD changer located in the center
    console, remove the center console. Refer to Front Floor Console Replacement .
    Remove the center sound insulator. Refer to Closeout/Insulator Panel
    Replacement - Center .
    Remove the lower left instrument panel mounting bolt.
    Remove and retain the instrument panel storage compartment. Refer to
    Instrument Panel Compartment Door Replacement .
    Remove the lower right instrument panel mounting bolt.

    Remove and retain the left and right speakers and the speaker grilles. Refer
    to Radio Front Speaker Replacement in Entertainment.
    Use a flat-bladed tool in order to remove the windshield defroster grille.
    Retain the grille and sunload sensor for use on the next IP carrier.

    If equipped with a sun load temperature sensor, twist the sensor ¼ turn
    counterclockwise in order to disengage.
    Disconnect the brown electrical connection from the body control module (BCM).
    Disconnect the purple electrical connection from the body control module
    Remove the knee bolster. Refer to Knee Bolster Replacement .
    Remove and retain the instrument cluster. Refer to Instrument Cluster
    Replacement .
    Remove and retain the radio. Refer to Radio Replacement in Entertainment.
    Remove the HVAC control assembly. Refer to the appropriate procedure:
    • Control Assembly Replacement in Heating and Ventilation (Non-A/C)
    • Control Assembly Replacement in HVAC Systems with A/C - Manual
    • Control Assembly Replacement in HVAC Systems with A/C - Automatic
    Caution: This vehicle is equipped with a Supplemental Inflatable Restraint
    (SIR) System. Failure to follow the correct procedure could cause the
    following conditions:
    • Air bag deployment
    • Personal injury
    • Unnecessary SIR system repairs
    In order to avoid the above conditions, observe the following guidelines:
    • Refer to SIR Component Views in order to determine if you are
    performing service on or near the SIR components or the SIR wiring.
    • If you are performing service on or near the SIR components or the
    SIR wiring, disable the SIR system. Refer to Disabling the SIR System.
    Disable the passenger side SIR system. Refer to Disabling the SIR System in

    Remove the left and right instrument panel driver knee bolster brackets.
    Lower the steering column for clearance. Refer to Steering Column Replacement
    in Steering Wheel and Column.

    Important: Label all of the connections in order to avoid improper
    Remove the top instrument panel screws.
    Roll the instrument panel down.
    Disconnect the electrical connections, as needed.
    Remove the fastener that retains the radio antenna cable to the instrument
    Remove the instrument panel from the vehicle.
    If replacing the instrument panel carrier, retain the parts for assembly of
    the new instrument panel carrier.

    Oct 30, 2009 | 1996 Oldsmobile Bravada

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    how do you replace a ignigtion lock cylinder on a 1998 dodge


    NOTE: The Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system must be disarmed before removing any components in the area of the air bag system. Failure to do so may cause accidental deployment of the air bag, resulting in unnecessary SIR system repairs and/or personal injury. 

    Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable from the battery. 
    Allow the SIR system capacitor to discharge for at least 2 minutes, before performing any removal procedures. The air bag system is now disabled. 

    Remove the key cylinder (ignition lock). 
    Using a No. 10 Torx® tamper proof bit, remove the ignition switch mounting screw. Depress the ignition switch retaining tab and carefully pry the ignition switch from the steering column. 
    Disconnect the electrical connectors from the ignition switch and remove the switch from the vehicle. 

    Be sure the ignition switch is in the RUN position and the actuator shaft in the ignition lock housing is in the RUN position. 
    Reconnect the electrical connectors to the ignition switch. 
    Carefully install the ignition switch, making sure the ignition switch snaps over the retaining tabs. 
    Install and tighten the ignition switch mounting screw. 
    Install the key cylinder (ignition lock). Complete the installation by reversing the removal procedures. 
    Reconnect the negative battery cable. 
    Check switch operation. 

    Good Luck and hope this helps

    May 01, 2009 | 1998 Dodge Caravan

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