Saving car memory while changing to a red top - Forums at Modded Mustangs
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 14 Old January 22nd, 2011, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
Premium Member
 
cedsks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Dayton Ohio area
Posts: 665
   
iTrader: 0 reviews
Question Saving car memory while changing to a red top

Hey guys I just picked up my red top battery, my question is, I have to not let the memory go (get disconnected) cause I have a remote start and alarm and a whole bunch of other stuff I do not want to re set up. My q is this.

If I get another car near by, run jumper cables to the ground (block or where ever is the first place the ground goes off the battery) and hook the other positive to the little post off the distribution box. Will this preserve my settings long enough for me to install the red top, then disconnect?

Sounds logical to me, anyone else do this differently. I looked at all the local autoparts stores for the car memory saver and all they had was ones that pluged into a lighter from another car and running into the OBD2 port on mine, however this will not save my car alarm and remote start, so it will not work for me.... Any other ideas other than the jumper cable set up I had come up with, I know it will be dangerous as fu*k but I see no other option....

2004 2v GT--3.90's, t3650, H&R SS, 78mm TB, K&N CAI, steeda bump stop kit, HP Blues shocks and struts, soon to have a rear seat delete, light weight driveshaft.
cedsks is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 Old January 22nd, 2011, 07:33 PM
Hardcore Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Posts: 1,428
   
iTrader: 0 reviews
I've never had any problems with disconnecting my battery, hell all the instructions tell you to disconnect the negative cable when you install a new part or do some maintenance.

I just replaced my battery last week and I didn't have any issues with my alarm. I live in Florida so I don't need a remote starter.


Drive it like you stole it
99GT35thLE is offline  
post #3 of 14 Old January 22nd, 2011, 08:05 PM
MM Fanatic
 
slikirish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Parkersburg, WV
Posts: 3,419
               
iTrader: 2 reviews
+1. My Viper will remember it's current state and configuration when you disconnect the battery

Quote:
Originally Posted by Siko2 View Post
Sometimes when I defecate I use my old play-doh shapes and hold them gently up to my anus. I make poo shapes and present them to my friends and close family.
slikirish is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 14 Old January 22nd, 2011, 08:13 PM
I Post Entirely Way Too Much
 
mrbigjeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 7,186
             
iTrader: 2 reviews
dude start the car, remove battery while running, replace battery.
mrbigjeep is offline  
post #5 of 14 Old January 22nd, 2011, 08:19 PM
Enthusiast
 
thereal2v2fear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Saginaw, MI
Posts: 972
   
iTrader: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrbigjeep View Post
dude start the car, remove battery while running, replace battery.
that's what i always do.


PTE 7675 .96ar|MMR stage 3 heads and cams|4r70w
thereal2v2fear is offline  
post #6 of 14 Old January 22nd, 2011, 08:36 PM
Procrastinator
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Omaha
Posts: 4,558
           
iTrader: 2 reviews
if you do that just watch out for the belt.
DickH is offline  
post #7 of 14 Old January 22nd, 2011, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
Premium Member
 
cedsks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Dayton Ohio area
Posts: 665
   
iTrader: 0 reviews
Didnt think of that, feel stupid.... Oh well, will that throw a battery code?

2004 2v GT--3.90's, t3650, H&R SS, 78mm TB, K&N CAI, steeda bump stop kit, HP Blues shocks and struts, soon to have a rear seat delete, light weight driveshaft.
cedsks is offline  
post #8 of 14 Old January 22nd, 2011, 10:34 PM
I Post Entirely Way Too Much
 
mrbigjeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 7,186
             
iTrader: 2 reviews
no. assuming you do it in a timely manner lol
mrbigjeep is offline  
post #9 of 14 Old January 22nd, 2011, 11:20 PM
Doc
 
HMUSN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 37,101
                     
iTrader: 11 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrbigjeep View Post
dude start the car, remove battery while running, replace battery.
lol

+1




HMUSN is offline  
post #10 of 14 Old January 22nd, 2011, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
Premium Member
 
cedsks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Dayton Ohio area
Posts: 665
   
iTrader: 0 reviews
Well, I am assuming that it will take a bit of time considering that I have to figure out a way to hold it down, It came with a wedge piece and 2 other plastic "things"... So maybe just starting it isnt such a good idea.

I saw this

GRC Performance

I was going to get this but I tried to call on friday and got no answer, and have never heard about them so I didnt know if this was a safe place or not....

Plus it does not say if it is for 99-04....

2004 2v GT--3.90's, t3650, H&R SS, 78mm TB, K&N CAI, steeda bump stop kit, HP Blues shocks and struts, soon to have a rear seat delete, light weight driveshaft.
cedsks is offline  
post #11 of 14 Old January 22nd, 2011, 11:49 PM
Doc
 
HMUSN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 37,101
                     
iTrader: 11 reviews
Dude.. just do what he said and get the new battery in. You can always manipulate the battery after it has been connected as far as tie downs go. To be honest I doubt you even need them honestly unless you are pulling G's or going off road. The battery will stay put with normal driving without tie downs. Not that it is not a good idea to not have them.




HMUSN is offline  
post #12 of 14 Old January 22nd, 2011, 11:58 PM
It's in the details Mod!
 
M.P. Cobra Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Naples Fl
Posts: 11,051
                     
iTrader: 1 reviews
1. Remove all tie downs/wedges etc from old battery.
2. Start car.
3. Remove terminals and remove old battery.
4. Place new battery in location and hook up terminals.
5. Turn off car.
6. Figure out how to secure red top.
7. Secure red top.
8. Stand back, cross your arms, tilt your head back and make a Jersey Shore kissy face smirk while saying FUCK YEAH!


Pinup in signature by loish.net
Modded Mustangs Cobra Club#007
Military Crew E6

VOTED MM's BEST SIGNATURE 2010. THANKS STANGGTR07

M.P. Cobra Fan is offline  
post #13 of 14 Old January 23rd, 2011, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
Premium Member
 
cedsks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Dayton Ohio area
Posts: 665
   
iTrader: 0 reviews
Nice, I was way overthinking it... Its been a long day.

Reps to you good sir... reps all around for me having a retarded day...............sorry

2004 2v GT--3.90's, t3650, H&R SS, 78mm TB, K&N CAI, steeda bump stop kit, HP Blues shocks and struts, soon to have a rear seat delete, light weight driveshaft.

Last edited by cedsks; January 23rd, 2011 at 12:28 AM.
cedsks is offline  
post #14 of 14 Old January 23rd, 2011, 12:30 AM
I Post Entirely Way Too Much
 
mrbigjeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 7,186
             
iTrader: 2 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by M.P. Cobra Fan View Post
1. Remove all tie downs/wedges etc from old battery.
2. Start car.
3. Remove terminals and remove old battery.
4. Place new battery in location and hook up terminals.
5. Turn off car.
6. Figure out how to secure red top.
7. Secure red top.
8. Stand back, cross your arms, tilt your head back and make a Jersey Shore kissy face smirk while saying FUCK YEAH!
LOL!

good advice!
mrbigjeep is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Forums at Modded Mustangs forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome