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What happens when I disconnect the battery?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by s810, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. Mar 19, 2012 at 1:11 PM
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    s810

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    I drive a 2011 V6 double cab sport 2wd with JBL audio and the Toyota alarm. If I disconnect the battery what kind of surprises might I have when I reconnect it? I assume I'll need to redo the radio presets but what else? From reading the posts on this forum it sounds like disconnecting the battery is recommended to solve various problems. What kind of problems can it create, if any? Thanks.
     
  2. Mar 19, 2012 at 1:14 PM
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    neonlazer

    neonlazer Mechanically Goofy

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    Your truck blows up....I think just the radio...
     
  3. Mar 19, 2012 at 1:15 PM
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    You'll have to put on your radio stations and the trip meters on the odometer will be reset. If you leave it unplugged for about 10 minutes it can reset a check engine light temporarily.
     
  4. Mar 19, 2012 at 1:15 PM
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    Aw9d

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    Radio presets go away, that's about it. If you have Sirius you may need to enter in the code again. But I doubt that.
     
  5. Mar 19, 2012 at 1:20 PM
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    Kelson

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    radio presets
    trip odo
    clock
     
  6. Mar 19, 2012 at 1:31 PM
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    I've got the Toyota alarm on my '07. Disconnecting the battery is usually followed w/ the alarm going off in your face when you reconnect it, expect it....

    Fun story:

    When the original battery went out, one of the battery internal connections must have almost broken through. There wasn't enough power to run any lights or even make the starter click, but there was this clicking noise coming from under the hood and it wouldn't shift into neutral to push it away from the gas pump (where it died - drove fine there, restart after fill up, dead as a hammer...).

    Finally realized the clicking was the horn attempting to honk (not enough power) and that the gear shift was locked because the alarm was activated. Called my wife, she met me and gave me a jump - horn alarm went off in my face... Reset alarm w/ key fob, shift to neutral (can't start w/ the battery in that condition...), disconnect cables, pushed truck into parking spot.

    Removed battery (clicking stopped), brought to auto parts store where it's death was confirmed. Purchased new battery, bring back to truck. Re-install, horn alarm goes off in face again...

    Fun afternoon.

    David
     
  7. Mar 19, 2012 at 2:03 PM
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    Go buy a 9v cigarette lighter tool thingy that goes into your cigarette lighter and nothing will happen
     
  8. Mar 19, 2012 at 2:46 PM
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  9. Mar 19, 2012 at 2:53 PM
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    if your doors are open when you reconnect the battery the alarm will sound, usually sending your head into the hood, and the hood back down on top of your head
     
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    I D/Ced the battery once (for a few minutes) and the alarm chirped when it was reconnected.
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  12. Mar 19, 2012 at 5:16 PM
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    Do you remember watching Inspector Gadget the cartoon as a child. When Gadget would read the letter it would self destruct in 10 seconds. That's what's going to happen to your truck when you plug it back in, it will self destruct.
     
  13. Mar 19, 2012 at 5:19 PM
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    ^^

    Make sure you turn off the dome light and any other lights that may draw from the battery first, then hook up this do-hicky.
     
  14. Mar 19, 2012 at 5:20 PM
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    Even with my profession, and how many times this has happened, I still jump when this happens to me on a customers car. :(
     
  15. Mar 19, 2012 at 5:21 PM
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  18. Mar 19, 2012 at 11:29 PM
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    Not enough.
    You lose 1/2 an mpg every time you disconnect it. So once you disconnect it 34 times you technically have a truck that gets 0 mpg's thus triggering a rocket in space to launch towards Venus while being ridden by a monkey lit on fire...





    You dont want to see the end result.
     
  19. Mar 19, 2012 at 11:35 PM
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    my friend.... when you disconnect the battery, the world as we know it today will be no more. the earth will be bumped off its axis, climates change, shit freezes, shit melts, Chuck Norris dances, and martha stewart confesses. its a big decision, so don't screw it up.... now you can believe all that b.s. or just believe that all of your settings in your clock and basically anything electrical is reset. i hope this helps thought id make it interesting....:D:D:D
     
  20. Mar 19, 2012 at 11:35 PM
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    Actually the rest of the worthless world blows up, so please yes, disconnect that friggin battery already!
     
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