Q: Problems with various electrical functions after replacing the battery....

asked by on

After changing the battery at first the car wouldn't start...placed the remote in the cup holder then the car would start....however the following issues ocurred: -Front lights will not function in any setting...Fog lights do work -Blinkers do not function...I get the fast blinker warning but the bulbs are not burned out -The automatic locks will not work by remote or on the switches on the dash -Driver's seat will not heat or adjust -Partial brake lights...again...bulbs are not burned The ONLY function the works on the remote is the trunk release. I checked the fuses and they are all in working condition My question is does something in the system need to be reset and if so what exactly and if possible give an estimate of cost. I also tried to reprogram the locks and remote per the manual however that didn't work either...thankyou

My car has 50000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is likely having an issue with the charging system. This may mean there is an issue with the alternator, or the connections to the battery. You will want to do a full inspection of the system including the battery terminals, the battery’s ground connection, and the connection to the alternator. Make sure all of these connections are clean, dry, and tight. Then if needed, go to testing the alternator and make sure it is supplying the vehicle with enough electrical power. You can do this with a voltmeter, have it done by a technician, or at some automotive parts stores. Only further testing will tell. For more diagnostic help, contact our service department to schedule an appointment.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Problems with various electrical functions after replacing the battery....

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: Battery

Hello, thank you for writing in. A vehicle this new will not start without the battery. The charging circuit is designed in such a way that the alternator needs the battery to run the vehicle. Take the battery to have...

Q: Loud knocking noise

First the location of the knocking must be determined. The fix will vary greatly depending on the cause of the noise. Suspension components may have become worn or broken. Brake pads with worn hardware can also make some noise as...

Q: Electronic throttle control not working

This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. This sensor is usually located on the butterfly spindle or shaft so that it can directly monitor the position of the throttle. It relays the position of the throttle...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.