Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: I just installed a new battery, and now the gear shifter, windows, lights, and radio won't work

asked by on

Just install a new battery. Now Gear shifter electric windows radio or dash lights won't work

My car has 90000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: If 1) the battery is fully charged; 2) it w...

If 1) the battery is fully charged; 2) it was installed correctly (i.e., at no point in time were the positive and negative connections reversed damaging the powertrain control module [PCM]); and 3) the wiring was not damaged and none of the fuses supplying the dead circuits you have described are open, then this would mean that the PCM settings were lost when you disconnected the old battery. A certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, can use a scan tool to perform all of the necessary resets and relearning procedures that need to be done after a battery is replaced.

Was this answer helpful?
Recommended services
Get a Quote

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Possible electrical problem

Describing the symptoms is very important when your car is not running like it normally does. Only you know what the car usually acts like. If the vehicle is: not starting, blowing fuses, having battery trouble, showing flickering lights, etc.,...

Q: Oil Change

Your Lexus GS430 takes one oil filter and requires 5.5 quarter including the oil filter. The manufacturer suggests using 5W-30 synthetic oil. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to perform an oil change service...

Q: Clutch problems

As long as you can safely shift the transmission without grinding the gears, and the clutch is shifting you should be fine. This sounds like an issue with the clutch hydraulic system. You may be able to have a mechanic,...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...