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How to fix mini Cooper convertible top after battery change

After a dead battery or a battery change the mini can "forget" the positions of the windows and flash an error code when attempting to raise or lower the top. The fix is to raise and lower the windows completely and then the top will raise and lower normally.

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My 1997 Dodge mini van will not start. When I do

The flashing check engine light would mean that the engine is misfiring, If you have a scanner, use it on the diagnostic port of the engine to check for the error code to get which cylinder is misfiring and if there are other errors that needs to be checked.

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change battery everything gone dead will not take land rover disc

Firstly, pop a new battery in the fob.
Now we can enter the EKA.
Close all the doors.
Turn the key in the driver door lock to the unlock position and hold there for at least 5 seconds until the alarm sounds once. Then return to centre - always ensure you return to centre and do not delay more than 10 seconds between turns, or hold in the position for more than 5 seconds or you will reset to the start. Turn to full extent of travel.
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3rd Digit turn to unlock the number of times specified.
4th Digit turn to lock the number of times specified.
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After a dead battery, the electric windows on my 1998 Mercedes SL500 do not clear or lock upon door opening and closing.

Lower all windows,enter car shut all doors +boot.Raise and lower all a few times,Raise all should reset.

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The problem is most likely a faulty micro-switch, on the driver's side, under the tonneau cover. Unfortunately, it's impossible to accurately diagnose without a Bentley diagnostic computer, which will have to be performed at a Bentley dealer. As for the windows, the proper way to program the "one-touch" windows is to start with the front. Fully raise the front windows, release the switch, then hold it in the up position for a few seconds (you will hear the door module/window motor click) then fully lower the window, release the switch, and hold it in the down position for a few seconds. This will program the front windows, now do the same in the rear. Low battery voltage will usually cause the windows to lose their programming. You should have the vehicle attached to a Bentley battery tender whenever it is going to sit longer than a few days. The vehicle has 2 batteries, one only starts the car (right-side/start battery), the other (left-side/main battery) runs all of the electronics. Most people think, as long as the car starts, the battery is ok. That is not so with these vehicles. The car will start, even if the main battery is totally dead, or vice-versa. The installed battery tender attaches to the main battery, and comes with a neatly installed wiring harness, and a AGM battery approved battery tender. This will help avoid many different annoying electrical malfunctions.

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