Why is everyone so quick to blame the computer? If everything else works well when the car is running I would not even consider the computer to be the source of this problem? First check the battery. Some older batteries can have internal shorting that slowly drains the charge. Also check the alternator. If you have a diode problem it could be draining the battery. You'll have to find out where the current drain occurs before jumping to the conclusion that you have a computer problem. Especially check after-market installed equipment. To check if the alt. is the cause of your drain. remove the (-) wire from the battery (use a new or charged battery)hook an amp meter to this wire and the other wire from the meter to the ground post on the battery. turn on the meter to read DC amps 0-40. DO NOT START ENGINE. The meter should read around .4 or .7 amps. If the reading is much higher (mine was 5.6) remove the wire from the alt. if the amps drop then replace alt.
the battery is low,need to be charge
I was told it is a computer issue. Try Disconnecting the battery for about 30 minutes to reset the computer, then reconnect. This has worked on my wife's 2005 300c and my sons 2004 dodge dakota.
Defective battery or something is pulling power from the battery. Check the glove box light, interior lights, trunk light, hood light, brake lights, etc.
This is because each time the battery is disconnected, the computer in the car loses power. When the new battery is hooked up, the computer system needs to be reset to stop the lights from blinking.
Unbolt the battery for at least ten seconds. Mechanic, Why are the parking lights flashing after new battery installation?
Generally this is caused by something failing in the charging system. Test your battery and alternator.
The purpose of computer lights are to see inside your computer. If a part is broke, then you can turn on the lights and fix the broken computer parts.
All the lights work the voltage is fine and I just replaced the starter. But it registers no CCAs
my friend changed the battery in his 05 outback and now all the dash lights are on and the car wont go into gear. what happened?
if you leave any lights on in the car you may cause you a flat battery. if you leave any lights on in the car you may cause you a flat battery.
what do you mean a reset switch whats on ? once you change the battery u will have to run the car up to usual 25-50 mile for the computer to got through its 3 stages of cycles to clear the lights on the dash or to make the car idle again
The lights will be dim and last only a few minutes then the battery will be very dead.
you have to put the key in ignition, and turn the key to on and lock for ten times. this will reset the computer only . unhooking the positive from battery will do nothing with lights on dash if problem, wasn't repaired.
I had this happen to my 1999 town car. There is a computer lighting module which controls the action of the lights. A bad module causes lights not to respond to switches ( the switches don't turn on the lights directly, but send a signal to the computer lighting module). This unfortuantely is an expensive replacement.
just had this problem with my 2002 durango, the mechanic ran it on the computer and nothing showed up so he disconnected the battery and then reconnected it and everything works now. The headlights, locks, panel lights, interior lights, locks, rear wipers all run through the body assembly moduale. Hope this helps you.
The magnatron is not recharging the battery or the lights are drawing too much power to allow the battery to recharge. The best thing you can do is when you are done riding, turn the lights off and allow the machine to run for a while to recharge that battery.
An elf under the hood who's disconnecting and re-connecting the battery terminals!
Check headlights and dashboard lights first. If no/minimal power for the lights then replace battery.
Well, that depends on whether you still have the lights and blinkers, ect. If there are not lights, blinkers, brake lights, or horn, then you do not need a battery to run this bike. If you do have these items, then you would need a battery
When your lights are on and your engine is not running you are taking the power for your car lights directly from your battery. If you leave them on long enough, you will run down your battery and your car will not start. Then you will need a jump.
Pressing the button on an iBook's battery will illuminate a string of lights; the number of lights illuminated indicates how much charge is left in the battery.
it is caused by the alternator voltage regulator switching on and off to charge the battery, this problem is encountered on many makes of car, you may not of noticed it before prior to exchanging the battery.
Hazard Light versus Dead BatteryNO, IF the battery is truly dead, then the hazard lights will not work.However, if there is some power left in the battery, even though the voltage may be extremely low, then the hazard lights maycontinue to work.
You will have to buy battery powered Christmas lights.