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Old 05-30-2003, 07:37 PM
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Did My Computer RESET (via Disconneting Bat.) ??

Folks,

I recently replaced my starter (WHAT a PAIN , btw - That front gearbox made it a 5 hour job).

ANYWAY....the Negitive battery cable was disconnected overnight. I reconnected it in the am and all works fine.

HOWEVER, I noticed my passcode on the driver's door keypad was still programmed in. Since I assumed the onboard computer reset, I expected to have to reprogram that.

I'm wondering simply b/c my Exp. has 100+ K miles on it and I would like to reset the computer...just for good measure (especially after a recent tune-up).

Did it happen with the bat. disconnnect? Or is there something else that needs to be done?

THANKS !
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Old 05-30-2003, 08:24 PM
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Did My Computer RESET (via Disconneting Bat.) ??

should be more than ample time for the computer to have been cleared

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Old 05-31-2003, 01:06 AM
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Did My Computer RESET (via Disconneting Bat.) ??

Thanks for the reply.

Does anyone know why the PassCode on the keypad did not clear too?

and/or

Is that passcode clearning and indicator of the computer resetting (or not setting)?

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Old 05-31-2003, 09:53 AM
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Did My Computer RESET (via Disconneting Bat.) ??

In my experience with the computers, the passcode does not reset when the computer has been reset, it is probably stored somewhere that is not affected by the computer reset. But if you had your battery disconnected overnight then you definately rest the computer
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Old 05-31-2003, 06:53 PM
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Did My Computer RESET (via Disconneting Bat.) ??

He said he had the neg batt. cable disconnected.Don't you have to disconnect the pos. cable?Just curious as I want to reset my computer also.
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Old 05-31-2003, 08:05 PM
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Did My Computer RESET (via Disconneting Bat.) ??

really doesn't matter which you disconnect. either one disrupts the flow of current from the vehicle. safety dictates that you disconnect the negative post first on negatively grounded vehicles to prevent accidentally shorting the positive to the chassis. allow a few minutes to reset the computer before hooking up the battery again.
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