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Dead Battery 2yr old battery dead. alot of corrosion on post. jump started and made it home. cleaned corrosion with baking soda. still won't start and trunk pops open when the ignition is turned off. Remote door lock and lights still work. Is it the alternator? Thanks

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  • auntee208 Aug 29, 2008

    Thanks for the info Edward. Will try this once I get a jump start tomorrow. Much appreciated.

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It could be the alternator. Still could be battery too... Get the vehicle running and disconect the posative cable from the battery. This takes the battery out of the system and allows the vehicle to run just from the alternator. The battery is really only used to protect from surges as idle increases and to start the engine. So if you disconect it and it stays running then chances are your battery is developing a bad cell in it and will need to be replaced.

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