In most cases, the computer will go to a base setting, which will work fine for most driving conditions.
I use Interstate (non-maintenence free) batteries in all my cars and have only had one go bad.
Be sure that the alternator cooling cowl and hose get reinstalled.
1b) Remove old battery (disconnect Ground lead first, then positive lead).Rob 87S4, auto In a response dated: 10/31/00 To be a true battery maintainer rather than a battery charger, the unit has to have some smarts.Man do I wish I had my car back together!A brief spike wont hurt the battery, and long term slight over-charging is more likely to damage the battery than brief high voltage.Now the great part: Wal-Mart sells em for about.Really I think the key is to disconnect the ground cable during extended storage.I had my doors open for several hours today, but flipped the switches on both of the door lights so that they wouldnt turn.Located on the pod display in lower right corner the bottom of the amperage guage, which would otherwise stay on until the battery disconnect.Placing a battery with a broken connector under load (charge or discharge) can result in a battery explosion!
And furthermore, they stay ON using the same time delay relay as the interior lights.
On Page 01 of Section 3 in volume 1: Important: Do not disconnect the battery or the connector of the DME control unit before diagnosis as otherwise the error memory will be erased.
I will dig my owners manual out tonight and double check but Im almost certain that mine clearly states that the system will re-adapt after 10 minutes of driving once the battery is disconnected.