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nistaf

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Having stored my vette (99) for the winter with attached battery tender, I went out to check on it recently and the battery(7 years old) was dead. I removed it and I have two questions: is there any hurry to replace it since I've already removed it or just wait till spring, and what might I expect regards settings etc when I put in the new battery?
 

Willfulone

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No problems.

You will have some resetting to do. You will get the radio for sure, and possibly the TPS sensors and security system. All easy to do...

Peace
Chip
 

bradfordsvettes

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except for you personal preferances with the radio , clock and memory seats just driving it will reset all the parameters in time just drive it as you always do if you drive like a n old lady it learns that if you drive hard it also learns that;) it is your choice in the long run Steve
 

navy2kcoupe

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2000 Navy Blue Coupe A4 Z51
Having stored my vette (99) for the winter with attached battery tender, I went out to check on it recently and the battery(7 years old) was dead. I removed it and I have two questions: is there any hurry to replace it since I've already removed it or just wait till spring, and what might I expect regards settings etc when I put in the new battery?
nistaf, My 2000 spends the winters in Florida, and I (unfortunately) spend the winters in New England. I only get to Florida for a long weekend every 5 - 7 weeks. I always disconnect the battery while I'm gone, and after I reconnect the battery I've got to re-discover the fobs (hold down both lock and unlock till the horn beeps - repeat for the other fob), and re-program the radio. If you've got memory seats, those might be messed up as well. The tire pressure sensors have never given me trouble (yet?) and report the pressure within 1/4 mile. I was told that without a tender/charger the battery would be drained within a month. I've got a friend that has a C4 and he claims 2 to 3 weeks before the battery is drained. He disconnects his as well.
Andy
:w
 

bradfordsvettes

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disconnecting the battery is the correct way to stop the battery from going dead and some people would not be comfortable doing that.With that said i use a float charger on all my cars;shrug guilty . but easier for me but not the gm endorsment Steve
 

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