How do i charge the battery in my 2005 cobalt?


Asked by Sep 11, 2016 at 11:15 AM about the 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the car sat forever months.  AAA jumped started and started right away. I left
the car running for about a half hour than turned it off. It has been run in about
2 weeks and will not start  I would like to charge the battery  Do I do that from
the remote posts under the hood?

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No, the battery is in the trunk.

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Replace the battery. Since the car sits a lot, disconnect the negative (-) battery cable when you park it and you know that it'll be sitting for awhile. This way the new battery won't get run down. HTH. -Jim

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I misread your question OP - I thought you wrote "I would like to CHANGE the battery" instead of CHARGE. To reanswer your Q, YES, you can charge the battery from the remote terminals under the hood. A trickle charger will do the trick. In fact if you plan to leave car in storage for a long period you can get a simple trickle charger designed for long-term parking to keep battery charged.

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Ken is right on this one, use what they call a float charger when th car is sitting, late model vehicles do not respond well to complete loss of power to the computer control systems, I have seen so cases of when a battery was replaced that none of the accessories would work and had to takes to a dealer to have the system reflashed.

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If its the original battery it is due for replacement. They only last about 5 years. If its going dead that quickly after having been run its worn out and the problem will only get worse. Charging it is fine, but will likely not solve your problem.

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Thank you for your help! I connected the battery charger to the remote terminals and was able to recharge the battery successfully. From now on, I will run the car regularly to avoid this happening again!!!

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