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I disconnected my positive battery terminal to clean it. Once I reconnected the terminal, the 4-way flashers are on. Ther must be some reset function I'm unaware of. Any idea?

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You can try to touch the neg and pos connectors together after disconnecting frm battery. this usually grounds out and resets most car computers if that is wat is causing the issues

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Turn signals stopped working but were working yesterday. Any ideas?

More than likely the electronic turn signal flasher is defective.
  1. Remove the Old Flasher Relay
    • Using your socket wrench, disconnect the negative cable from the car's battery terminal. The negative terminal and cable are identified on the top of the battery using the minus ("--") symbol. Once the cable is disconnected, wrap the metal end completely with the black electrical tape. Lay the cable down and make sure it's not touching any metal surfaces.
    • 2Open the driver side front door and kneel or position yourself so that you're able to see under the dashboard.

    • 3Locate the automotive flasher relay under the dashboard on the right-hand side. The flasher relay is about the same size as an ice cube. It will be held in place by one screw and will have a three-pronged wiring harness connected to it.
    • 4Remove the screw holding the flasher relay in place and slowly lower it from underneath the dashboard.
    • 5Hold the flasher relay in one hand, and with the other hand gently disconnect the wiring harness plug from the relay. Never separate the flasher relay by pulling the harness off by the wires, always hold the plastic harness plug itself.
    Install the New Flasher Relay
    • 6Inspect the new flasher relay to make sure it isn't damaged. Hold the new flasher relay and the old one side by side and compare them, ensuring that they are exactly the same.
    • 7Carefully plug the wiring harness connector into the new flasher relay. Make sure no other wires are intertwined as you raise the flasher and harness back into position under the dashboard.
    • 8Secure the flasher relay by returning its mounting screw.
    • 9Unwrap the negative battery cable's connector and reattach it to the car's battery terminal. Turn the power on or start your car and test out the new flasher relay to make sure it's working properly

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Chevrolet silverado 2004 airbag sensors reset

The airbag in your vehicle is an important safety device, and the airbag module ensures the proper functioning of your vehicle's air bag. If this module is not functioning properly, your airbag may not deploy during a crash. When there is a malfunction, your airbag module warning light will illuminate on your vehicle's dash. You will need to have the airbag assembly checked out by a qualified mechanic, but once that is done, you can reset the warning light and airbag module unit. If you've never done this type of job before, it should only take you 5 minutes.
    • 1 Open the hood and loosen the retaining nut on the negative cable wire cable clamp using a socket wrench.
    • 2 Slide the cable clamp off the negative battery terminal.
    • 3 Wait 3 to 5 seconds and reconnect the battery terminal. Tighten the retaining nut using a socket wrench. Once the power is restored, the airbag module should be reset.
    • 4 Verify that the module has been reset by turning the ignition key to the "II" position and checking to make sure that the airbag light does not illuminate.

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The car overheats changed the thermostat still overheats put new waterpump &radiator still overheats & steams how do u reset computer?

Disconnect the positive battery terminal, then the negative. Let it set for a few minutes, most recommend 10 minutes. Once the time is up, reconnect the negative, then the positive battery terminals. This should clear the computer's memory, which would solve that issue...if it's the computer that needs to be reset...

May 10, 2011 | Chevrolet Monte Carlo Cars & Trucks

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Hi, is there any special things I need to know, short cuts or tricks in a removal and replacement of my battery in a 2000 ford mustang with a V6? thanks, Sarah


1. Ensure you are using the correct spec replacement battery.

2. In many vehicles the radios and sound systems will cease to function if the battery is disconnected and require the radio code (supplied with and unique to the vehicle) to be punched in to activate the unit once power is restored.
I am not sure if the 2000 Mustang has this feature.

Make sure you have turned off all electrical functions on the car and remove the key from the ignition.

3. Batteries are dangerous as they emit explosive gasses which can ignite easily with one spark.
Do not change the battery immediately after running the car. Open the bonnet and allow air to circulate for a while before changing. Wear protective eye wear and clothing when working with the battery and remove metal objects such as rings ,watch bands, bracelets etc. as these could accidentally touch a battery terminal and cause a spark. (Be careful as I have personally seen a car battery explode when gas emissions have ignited with a spark).

4. Disconnect the cable from the negative ( - ) terminal first. Using a spanner, loosen the nut on the cable end and gently remove the cable from the battery terminal. You may need to move it around a little on the terminal before it slides up and free. Disconnect the cable from the positive (+) terminal second by loosening the nut and gently removing the cable. Move the cables out of the way and place a plastic cover wrapping over both cable ends so they do not accidentally contact an exposed battery terminal.

To eliminate risk, wrap some plastic electrical tape around the old battery's terminals before removing it. This ensures no accidental contact with metal parts of the car when moving the battery. The new battery should have a plastic protection cap over each terminal. Do not remove these until the new battery is secured and you are ready to re-connect the cables.

5. The battery clamping system will need to be released to remove the battery.

6. Check the metal cable terminals for corrosion (the presence of white ashy material). They will need to be cleaned up before connection to the new battery to ensure good contact.

7. Install the new battery on the battery platform ensuring it is firmly and properly seated and clamped with the clamping system. Ensure it is properly secured before re-connecting the cables.

8. Connect the positive cables to the positive (+) battery terminal first and then the negative (-) second. (The reverse of removal). Do not overtighten the nuts on the cables when clamping them to the battery terminals.

9. I usually run a very light and thin smear of petroleum jelly over the metal cable ends and top of the battery terminal once everything is clean and connected up. Now replace the protector cover (if fitted to your vehicle)) over the positive cable end and you are done .

10. If your car radio is coded, disconnecting the battery will clear the code on the radio so ensure you have the code available to reset the car radio after the battery is reconnected.

Dec 01, 2010 | 2000 Ford Mustang

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Where is the turn signal/flasher rely on a 1999 dodge 1500 4x4

  1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
  2. Remove the fuse access panel by unsnapping it from the driver side end of the instrument panel.
  3. Remove the combination flasher from the junction block.
  1. Position the combination flasher in the proper receptacle in the junction block.
  2. Align the combination flasher terminals with the terminal cavities in the junction block receptacle.
  3. Push in firmly on the combination flasher until the terminals are fully seated in the terminal cavities in the junction block receptacle.
  4. Install the fuse access panel by snapping it into the driver side end of the instrument panel.
  5. Reconnect the battery negative cable.

Oct 21, 2010 | 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD

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My transmission felt like it was slipping, then my truck, a 1995 GMC Sierra C1500,lost all power and dies, would not restart, all dash lights came on and sounded like flashers were on also with the key OUT...

if there is any corrosion between your battery cables and terminals you need to clean them real well i have a 1995 chevrolet silverado and i just delt with a similar starting problem there should be 2 cables attached to the positive (+) side pull the 2 cables apart and clean in between them real well the next cheapest thing woul be the starter the ignition switch is exspensive

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I need a diagram to find my aluternator in my 1998 dodge strstus please.

2.0L DOHC Engine
See Figure 4
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Disconnect the starter motor electrical connections.
  3. Remove the starter motor mounting bolts and remove the starter.

cb88b61.jpg Fig. Fig. 4: Exploded view of the starter motor mounting-2.0L engine
To install:
  1. Clean both surfaces of the starter motor flange and the rear plate. This is important since the starter grounds through its case and the transaxle flange to which it attached. Some remanufactured starters may have paint on these areas which should be cleaned off before installation. Install the starter motor onto the transaxle and secure with the retaining bolts. Tighten the bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  2. Attach the electrical harness connectors to the starter.
  3. Connect the negative battery cable and check the starter for proper operation.

2.0L SOHC Engine With Manual Transaxle
See Figures 4 and 5
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable from the left strut tower. The ground cable is equipped with a insulator grommet which should be placed on the stud to prevent the negative battery cable from accidentally grounding.
  2. Remove the air cleaner resonator.
  3. Remove the positive battery cable retaining nut from the starter.
  4. Disconnect the positive battery cable and alternator output wire from the starter.
  5. Disconnect the push-on solenoid connector from the starter.
  6. Remove the 2 bolts that attach the starter to the transaxle.
  7. Remove the starter from the vehicle.


Fig. Fig. 5: Starter motor wiring terminal connections-2.0L engine To install:
  1. Install the starter and the attaching bolts to the transaxle assembly.
  2. Tighten the attaching bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).

Clean all dirt and/or corrosion from the wire terminals before reconnecting the wiring to the solenoid.
  1. Reconnect the push-on solenoid connector to the starter.
  2. Reconnect the alternator output wire and positive battery cable to the starter and tighten the retaining nut to 90 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  3. Install the air cleaner resonator.
  4. Reconnect the negative battery cable.

2.0L SOHC Engine With Automatic Transaxle; 2.4L Engine
See Figures 4, 5 and 6
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable from the left strut tower. The ground cable is equipped with a insulator grommet which should be placed on the stud to prevent the negative battery cable from accidentally grounding.
  2. Remove the air cleaner resonator.
  3. Remove the 3 bolts attaching the Transmission Control Module (TCM). Do not disconnect the TCM wiring. Move the TCM to gain access to the upper starter mounting bolt.
  4. Remove the upper starter mounting bolt.
  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  6. Remove the positive battery cable nut and disconnect the cable from the starter.
  7. Disconnect the push-on solenoid connector.
  8. Remove the lower mounting bolt that attaches the starter to the transaxle.
  9. Remove the starter from the vehicle.


Fig. Fig. 6: Starter motor wiring terminal connections-2.0L SOHC engine with A/T; 2.4L engine To install:
  1. Install the starter onto the transaxle and the lower mounting bolt.
  2. Tighten the mounting bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
Before reconnecting the wiring to the starter solenoid, be sure to clean the wiring of any dirt or corrosion.
  1. Reconnect the positive battery cable to the solenoid post and tighten the retaining nut to 90 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  2. Reconnect the push-on solenoid connector.
  3. Lower the vehicle.
  4. Reinstall the upper attaching bolt and torque to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  5. Reinstall the TCM to its original location and install the mounting screws.
  6. Reinstall the air cleaner resonator.
  7. Reconnect the negative battery cable

Hope helped.

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Engine suddenly dies, all electrical goes out as well

Sounds to me like a poor battery cable connection. I am not familiar with the BMW cable routing but it should be simple enough to follow and repair.

First disconnect the negative cable from the battery and leave it disconnected until the final step.

Dicsonnect the positive battery terminal, clean the battery and cable terminal with a wire brush or light sand paper. Apply some dieletric grease or light coat of chasis grease and reconnect the cable to the battery. Follow the positive cable and do the same procedure to all connections down to the starter. Along this route you may notice a smaller wire connected enroute with a fusable link or fuse. Make sure to check these for loosness and or melted wire coating this can be a sign of a loose connection and your problem.

With the positive cable connections completed and reinstalled. Do the same to the negative cable, remembering not to reconnect the negative terminal to the battery until the very last step.

Sorry I don't have more knowledge of the wiring on the BMW.

Hope that helped.
Good Luck

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How to reset engine light on gme envoy

Disconnect both the positive and negative terminals from your battery and let sit for about 5 minutes and reconnect. This will reset your system and check engine light will go off...

Sep 25, 2008 | 2005 GMC Envoy Xl

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Battery issue.....

look closely if there are wires hanging near the positive terminal of the battery.

you could have miss reconnecting one wire that is connected to your starter or the main cable itself is corroded and is not making a contact. that main cable is the one hooked to the starter.

tnx 4 using fixya,


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