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How to charge/change a battery on a motorcycle

Lights wont work? not starting off the electric start?
Charge your battery, it is located under your seat, after you charged it, check it make sure it is 12.5V

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The electrical system on my 2006 Buick Redezvous is making the car not start, my ac won't work as well as my backup lights. The garage wants to charge me $180 for each of several diagnostic checks..


have the battery checked out with a carbon pile discharge tester , this will test the battery under load , then test the alternator to see if is charging ok, make sure the battery terminals and posts are shiny clean, check the back up light fuse and switch, and check air con fuse . if the battery is below 10 volts the engine may crank but it wont start.

Mar 03, 2016 | 2006 Buick Rendezvous

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2009 jeep commandeer wont start, when I turn the key there is no sound, lights wont turn on and is that wasn't enough the key gets stuck in the ignition. any ideas?


it wont crank, no A/t car starts unless cranked first. (a key point)

fix head lights first. this is a feature in all cars.

that is SIMPLE and HOT all the time

they must work at all times and is the top way to diagnose

electric problems



you have a dead battery,.

only why remains.

i bet it cranks jumper cable started, call AAA or buy some cables.

or swap in a charged battery , or heck charge yours, buy a charger.

check fuses.

check battery lugs for green death?

check battery voltage. at 12.6vdc, if not charge the battery

if the battery continues to disgharge.

that is called phantom drains, or bad battery .

or the alternators is bad.(system)

once started the battery volts must be 13.3.to 15v, if not the charge system is bad ,(fuses, belts slipping and lots more possibles)

Sep 19, 2014 | 2009 Jeep Commander

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car wont start makes a clicking noise and resets the clock everytime


Does the battery have a good charge in it. Possible bad starter to.

Jun 13, 2012 | 2002 Oldsmobile Alero

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It won't start, the lights are dim and I cannot remove the key fob.


is the car battery flat,not the battery pack thats behind the back seat for the hybrid motor,as prius get flat batteries like a normal car if yo leave something on or because its 5 years old,I work for Toyota in Australia and thats usually the only issue but people get stressed because theyre hybrids,but get a good battery dude rehearsed in Prius to change it not backyard eddy

Oct 27, 2009 | 2004 Toyota Prius

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