Can I start and run my Chevy Malibu 2014 with the auxiliary battery in the trunk disconnected?

Asked by Oct 18, 2019 at 09:52 AM about the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Can I start and run my Chevy Malibu 2014 with the auxiliary battery in the
trunk disconnected?

I've have a check engine light with an error code of P305F meaning a
problem with the dual battery system. In the last couple days (especially
today) a nauseous odor is coming from rear battery compartment in the trunk
(you can smell it when standing outside to the rear of the car). Obviously, the
battery is bad and needs to be replaced. Can I disconnect the rear battery
and have the car still function normally so I can get to an auto store to have it
replaced?

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