I took my time to replace the battery.
I clean the terminal connectors, add two anti-corrosive washers, and spray the terminals with anti-corrosive terminals spray.
Miraculously, I did not lose any memory.
Q: Is this a sealed battery or do you think there are holes under the sticker
for filling up with distilled water when it is low?
Last edited by johnnybegoode on Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:17 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Check the fine print on the label, or look up the exact model, for the word "sealed."
The fact that you didn't lose settings is likely related to your not being able to clear those fault codes.
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Looks good. If the sticker isn't made to be removed then the battery shouldn't need to be re-filled. Just keep it charged and it should last years, less in very hot climates but you'd know that by now if you lived in one.
The only settings I lost when replacing the batteries in my 2011 and 2015 were the auto up/down driver window control. Those functions are restored by opening the window and holding the control in the open position for a few seconds after the window is fully open. Then close the window and hold the control in the close position for a few seconds after the window is fully closed. To clear error codes, connecting a resistor or light bulb across the disconnected positive and negative cables to bleed voltage off (all of the electronic power supplies have capacitors in them) is needed unless the battery is disconnected for extended time so I am not surprised that radio settings were not lost.
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