Nothing is more worrying than seeing your Chevy’s battery light pop on. The little indicator lets you know that something is critically wrong with your battery and that it could shortly stop functioning, leaving your vehicle dead on the side of the Rogers road. As soon as that light comes on, it’s best to stop, open up the hood, and diagnose the problem. If it’s something simple, like a loose connection or a battery that’s low on juice, you can take it home and remedy the situation relatively quickly. But what happens when you replace the battery, tighten the connection, and the light is still on? How do you reset the car battery light?
Unfortunately, if your car battery light is on after replacing the battery, there may be more to the issue than meets the eye. Read on about why your battery light is on after installing a new battery and how to reset your car battery light with the service team at Cornerstone Chevrolet.
If the battery light is on with a new battery recently installed, the battery itself may not be the issue. There are several common reasons your battery light might still be on, such as:
The best way to reset the car battery light on a Chevy is to have the issue fixed. If you can’t find any issues from your initial inspection, or you need help fixing them, schedule an appointment with our service team to have your vehicle inspected. Our certified technicians will identify the issue that’s keeping your battery light on and will be able to repair it so that the battery light turns off.
If the battery light remains on and you’re certain there’s nothing wrong, the only way to reset the battery light is to use an OBDII car code scanner to clear out all the warning codes. That said, this is not the recommended solution– if your battery light is on after replacing the battery, there’s probably more to it than a simple replacement. Stop by Cornerstone Chevrolet’s service center to ensure you stay safe on Buffalo streets.
Your car battery is an essential part of your vehicle, but it doesn’t last forever. Whether checking your battery for signs of damage or picking up a replacement battery from our parts department, learning how to remove a car battery safely can save you a trip to the dealership – but it’s important to do it properly. Find out the right techniques for removing a car battery with Cornerstone Chevrolet, serving the Rogers and Elk River area.
Batteries can give you a powerful shock, so before you do anything, grab a pair of insulated work gloves and a set of safety goggles. Not only will this protect you from electrical shock, but also any corrosive agents that might be present. Also, be sure to turn off your car to prevent any sparks from igniting. Here are a few other tips:
Removing a car battery can be a little bit tricky, especially if you’re popping the hood for the first time. We recommend keeping your owner’s manual nearby. This booklet offers information specific to your vehicle, along with plenty of diagrams to help you find each component easily.
If you’d prefer to let our service department take care of the process for you, simply schedule your service online. We’d be happy to take care of everything from battery replacement to a full inspection at your convenience.