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Can you replace a battery on a chrysler product by yourself without needing dealer assistance, codes,computer etc? Running the van will reset any codes?

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If you can start the vehicle and leave it running on its own then you can switch the battery while its running and you wont need to replace any codes. You will need help like another person to hold the positive battery cable and not to let it touch anything. While they are holding the cable you remove the old battery then place in the new one. Then reconnect the positive cable first then the negative cable. Make sure you place the new battery in correctly and take note of which battery post is positive & negative. You must place the new battery in exactly the same way the old one was, this way the cables will line up with the proper battery posts. Leave the motor running for maybe 10 minutes more to be sure the battery is charged enough to restart when needed.

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Yes, but if you want to be really safe, hook up a battery charger (or jump to a third battery) to the terminal on the battery fuse box and chassis ground while you make the switch.

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