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When i disconnect my battery my car wont restart or it idles low when i reconnect my battery-i had this problem before and i had to have the computer system reset-can i reset it without taking it to a dealer

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Disconnect bat for 30 min then try again

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Ok, I can answer this one!! The problem when disconnecting the battery the computers reset to the factory initial settings.. This feature is greet when you need to reset the Check engine light, but raises cane when you restart the vehicle.

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