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Old 12-08-2011, 11:30 AM
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Default Jumpstart -- anything special I need to do?

So my car is running great after fixing everything that was an issue. But, last night I left the lights on and the battery is dead.

I've seen some people who have had issues after jumpstarts. When I jump it, is there anything special I need to do besides maybe turning the key to ON for a minute before firing up the motor?
 
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:09 PM
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Make sure you put positive with positive and negative with negative.
 
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:33 PM
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To be safe, shouldn't you technically go positive to positive and negative to a ground on the chassis?
 
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by jdahlen24 View Post
To be safe, shouldn't you technically go positive to positive and negative to a ground on the chassis?
QFT. This is the best way to do it ^
 
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by jdahlen24 View Post
To be safe,
since when did we start doing that around here? VTB!!!

Chris too, for agreeing with him!
 
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Old 12-08-2011, 03:14 PM
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Thanks. I've seen that people have gotten CELs after jumpstarting so that's my main concern.
 
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by bradtyler02 View Post
VTB!!!
You're just jealous that a milf bought my car.
 
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by redmond1501 View Post
When I jump it, is there anything special I need to do besides maybe turning the key to ON for a minute before firing up the motor?
just jump start it. ill apologize ahead of time but ive gotta say it. soemtimes people make such useless threads its ridiculous. Its an effin jump start! just do it like you would on any other car. Its kinda stupid how sometimes people make threads of every little thing. I dont care if your tire pressure is 2 psi low. theres no need to start a thread for it. just put air in the tire! if you really need to know how to jump start a car, you have bigger issues. and if you are truly, truly curious how to do it properly, how to jump a car - Google Search either that or look in the damn manual. thats what its there for. sorry again but ive been having these feelings for a whilee. i think i know what you mean by other people having issues, but if youre gonna have them then youre gonna have them.
 

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Old 12-09-2011, 08:35 AM
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^tell us how you really feel!
 
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:16 PM
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Jumpstarting a car is easy. I've just seen threads on here where people have fried their ECUs or triggered CELs and I was just checking if there is anything funky with B5's when jumping them.

Jumped it last night, throttle body doesn't need alignment. Entered radio code, so I'm good to go.
 
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