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Old 12-09-2012, 11:25 PM
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So I was busy at work and I couldnt drive my car for 3 weeks. Well, the battery died.

I have been reading on this forum that you cannot or should not jump-start the G .. is that true?

I bought a battery charger from Autozone, I read some guy was able to charge his battery using the charger.

Any input or ideas on this issue will be greatly appreciated.

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If you don't have to start the car up right away, I would go ahead and hook up the battery charger and let it charge overnight. You should be able to start the car up after that as long as the battery is still good and will take the charge.
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If you don't have to start the car up right away, I would go ahead and hook up the battery charger and let it charge overnight. You should be able to start the car up after that as long as the battery is still good and will take the charge.
I do have a car to jump it but I read that it can fry the ECU
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No way. Feel free t jump it.

All you're doing is effectively using the other car's battery to operate the electrical system. You're connecting them in parallel (red to red, black to black) so there's no voltage increase. And in any case there's plenty of fuses protecting the ECUs.

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I charged mine using a 4 amp charger. Took about 12 hrs to get enough juice to start the engine and 2 days to get it charged 100%. If you are using a maintainer (1.25 amp for example), it may never charge fully or could take days to do so.

Charging is the safest way. I don't think you will fry the computers by jump starting unless you reversed the + and - or something. I didn't want to take any chance though.

Keep a battery tender (not a charger) on the car and plug it in. It will make the battery last longer and you'll never have a drain battery.
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The best my car ever started (before I got a new battery that is) was when I had to jump it.

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Here's a great company for battery Minders:
12v Battery Charger, Battery Desulfator, Battery Maintainer, Charger

Try the 2012, it's the latest and greatest. Personally I bought a 12248 five years ago. Always have my car hooked up. They also have a lot of accessories.
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How are most of you guys connecting? Direct to the battery or through the cig lighter?
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to battery when i use a trickle
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How are most of you guys connecting? Direct to the battery or through the cig lighter?
Battery Tender Jr via quick disconnect leads on the battery.
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