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After charging battery, engine will not run right

Disconnect battery cables, then make the cable ends touch for 10 seconds, reconnect to battery and car should reset.

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> Disconnect the battery cables: Negative {black} cable first, then Positive{red}.
> Touch and hold the metal ends of the cables together (hold together so they make constant contact) for at least 30 seconds.
> Reconnect cables to battery: Positive first, then Negative.
> Then try entering the code.

Sometimes the radio will lock (especially if the code has been typed in wrong several times) and this is a way to manually unlock it.

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See Figure 4
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cb88b61.jpg Fig. Fig. 4: Exploded view of the starter motor mounting-2.0L engine
To install:
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