I left my blinkers flashing while I worked, forgot about it, and now the battery is dead. I have a charger, but I am afraid to use it without instructions ... help!
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2005 GMC Savana 3500 Question: how to charge my run-down battery
Answer #1patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, May 11, 2011, 20:28Master
Put the red lead of your charger to the Positive (+) terminal of the battery, put the black lead of the battery charger to the Negative (-) terminal of the battery and then plug in the charger, set the charger to 12 volts and a low amp setting and let the battery charge for a few hours most chargers will trickle down the charge as the battery charges. Perhaps look on Youtube I find videos for all sorts of things there.
ReplyMehanc, May 11, 2011, 22:24Rookie
According to the owner's manual (which covers jump-starting only), my vehicle has a remote positive (+) terminal located behind a red plastic cover near the engine accessory drive bracket on the driver's side of the engine compartment, below the alternator. The remote (-) terminal is located on the engine drive bracket and is marked GND (Ground).
For jump-starting, the manual states that the black negative (-) jump cable should be connected to the negative (-) terminal of the good (jump-start) battery, with the other end of this cable to the negative (-) remote terminal location on the vehicle with the dead battery, which in this case is a remote negative (-) terminal marked GND.
Given these owner's manual instructions for jump-starting and your instructions, my assumptions are that the battery charger negative (-) cable should go to my vehicle's remote negative (-) terminal marked GND, and that the battery charger red positive (+) cable should be connected to my vehicle's battery red positive (+) remote terminal located near the engine accessory drive bracket below the alternator.
Do you agree with these assumptions, and where is the engine drive bracket marked GND?
Replycogcan, May 12, 2011, 03:51Journeyman
i would think you can put the ground almost anywhere, if u cant get on battery or remote term., positive on -battery or remote + term.