Avoiding resets when cleaning battery terminals


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Old 05-06-21, 02:57 PM
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Avoiding resets when cleaning battery terminals

I want to clean corrosion on my Subaru car battery but am concerned about the numerous resets that must be made after disconnecting the battery: clock, audio, power windows, steering wheel lock, and others. I'm considering using my jumper cables to connect the battery cables to the battery on another car. Will doing so save me from having to deal with the resets? Also, is it necessary to have the second car running?
 
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Old 05-06-21, 03:36 PM
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You can use jumper cables and a second vehicle.
No the second vehicle doesn't need to be running.

Be careful for shorting leads.
 
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Old 05-07-21, 05:08 AM
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I do something similar but use a battery charger instead of jumper cables. When working I would only remove one cable at a time. That way you have less things flopping around loose. I lay an old towel down over the area so if the cable slips out of my hands it can't hit anything and short out.
 
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Old 05-07-21, 06:00 AM
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Use any basckup power source that you can insert into cig lighter, now called "ower outlet". Plenty of those available. Using jumpers is awkward at the best, done it.
 
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Old 05-07-21, 07:31 AM
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So I will acknowledge that I have never owned a Subaru but I have never know power window or steering wheels to ever need resetting.

Clock, yes

Radio, mine always keeps the stations

I store cars over the winter and remove power lead to prevent patristic power loss, not sure I would go to any extreme to keep power to a vehicle just to avoid a clock reset!
 
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Old 05-07-21, 07:42 AM
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There are memory savers available from cheap to expensive for just such conditions.
 
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Old 05-08-21, 07:26 AM
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Modern cars have all kinds of settings. Seat memory. Windows memory. Door locks memory. Warning chimes memory. Pedals memory. Owner preferences memory. Entertainment center various presets and options. Call lists and such. Map data. Bluetooth connections. List can go on. Some of those settings are rather tedious process to restore manually.
 
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Old 05-08-21, 01:39 PM
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Modern cars have all kinds of settings.
And you wonder why the average retail price is now $43K for crap that nobody really needs.

I guess that is why I keep finding and buying 2012 model years cars and stashing them away, no F&$*ing way will I ever pay more that $20K for a vehicle!

I think my average model year is 1996 counting all the toy cars!
 
 

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