2009 impala wont start after cleaning battery connectiins

Asked by Apr 09, 2016 at 03:58 PM about the 2009 Chevrolet Impala LTZ

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

cleaned the battery terminal on my 2009 chevy impala
and now it wont turn over the key fob wont lock or
unlock the doors i tried a key relearn proccess but that
didnt work please any help would be greatly
appreciated......jason

2 Answers

92,815

Check you owners manual about battery replacement, see if there is a statement about using a saver tool before disconnecting the battery. Some do some don't. What happens is the factory presets are lost when the battery is disconnected and the only way to get them back is to take it to the dealer and have it reflashed to your VIN. Every tool box should have one of these.

yeah i checked the manual and said nothing about using the tool but i have read other posts saying the memory has probably been erased because i didnt use one so i guess ill wait till monday and call a dealer i cant believe GM has there ecm setup this way what if your battery dies by leaving your lights on then you have to have your car towed to the dealer what a jip

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • why wont my 2006 impala ss turn over? 3 answers

    My '06 impala ss wont start or turn over . I checked the battery at 12.40 vdc. checked all the fuses and tried disconnecting the battery to reboot the system with no luck. It shifts out of park with t...

    2006 Chevrolet Impala SS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why wont the Gear shift lever button on 2006 chevy impala engage to move out of park? 41 answers

    My gear wont release out of park. first time it did it i pushed the brake down to the floor and it relased now it wont release at all. it starts up fine my steering wheel releases just not my shifter.

    2006 Chevrolet Impala

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 02 impala won't start. Just clicks, not a battery issue 3 answers

    My impala won't start. It clicks when I turn three key and clicks when I let go. I've had the battery checked it's brand new.

    2002 Chevrolet Impala Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2002 Impala passlock / security light problem 19 answers

    Is there a known repair for the security light/passlock problem that causes Impala and other GM products not to start for 10 to 30 minutes? If it's replacing the BCM at $500 that's fine, I just want t...

    2002 Chevrolet Impala

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Battery Connection Problem 1 answer

    My wife's 2012 Impala quit while backing up in the driveway. I fiddled with the positive battery cable connection and got it powered up. I completely cleaned and coated both battery terminals. A we...

    2012 Chevrolet Impala LT

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Chevrolet Impala Questions

Chevrolet Impala Experts

#1 Js08016
Js08016
Reputation 1,760
#2 Danny Wang
Danny Wang
Reputation 1,640
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,570
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Malibu
948 Great Deals out of 79,656 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Charger
405 Great Deals out of 28,172 listings starting at $1,988
Used Chevrolet Camaro
225 Great Deals out of 30,943 listings starting at $1,217
Used Honda Accord
813 Great Deals out of 84,287 listings starting at $1,050
Used Chrysler 300
413 Great Deals out of 19,932 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Maxima
305 Great Deals out of 25,213 listings starting at $999
Used Dodge Challenger
184 Great Deals out of 24,169 listings starting at $8,800
Used Ford Mustang
476 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford Fusion
1,119 Great Deals out of 83,259 listings starting at $998
Used Nissan Altima
1,031 Great Deals out of 81,562 listings starting at $1,200
Used Buick LaCrosse
225 Great Deals out of 21,522 listings starting at $1,100
Used Toyota Camry
1,001 Great Deals out of 90,918 listings starting at $650
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
550 Great Deals out of 29,234 listings starting at $1,699
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,717 Great Deals out of 175,749 listings starting at $1,250

Used Cars For Sale

2015 Chevrolet Impala LTZ For Sale
76 listings starting at $16,995
2014 Chevrolet Impala LTZ For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 99 listings starting at $15,167
2013 Chevrolet Impala LTZ For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 436 listings starting at $6,200

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.