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How do I get my battery to recharge?

The lights on my car were left on.  I was able to get the key unstuck but I can't get the battery to charge so it will start.  What do I do to jump the battery without frying my cars computer?

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Two things.

you can remove your battery and have it charge somewhere else if you dont have a home charger or if you have a home charger, you can just hook up the red cable to the positive terminal of the battery and the black cable to the negative terminal.

if you have a jumper cable, these cables have a pair of black and red alligator clips, use them to connect another car's battery in parallel to yours.

use a pair in your battery, put the red one in your positive terminal and put the black one in the negative terminal. be careful that the other pair on the other end dose not touch with each other. somebody should be holding them apart.

then o the other end where there is a good battery, start the car , now put the black clip to the negative terminal of the battery and then put the red clip to the positive terminal.
there should be a spark as you put the last red clip so be careful.

let it be for about 15-20 mins. you can rev up the running cars from time to time.

then after 2- min, you can start your car.

you will only fry your computer if there is a wrong lead on a wrong terminal so be very careful in choosing which terminal is positive and which is negative.

the positive terminal is marked with a plus sign "+ "
the negative terminal is marked with a minus sign " - "

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