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Another Battery Change Surprise

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We have discussed the unexpected consequences of battery changes several times in the past. Here’s a new one on us, provided by Douglas from Miami, Florida. In this tech tip, he talks about loss of digital clock function after replacing the battery on a 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche and how he resolved the issue and restored clock function. Read the full Technical Tip here:

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2 Comments

  1. don’t know how to fix this one, but for the future one can purchase a device that plugs into the cigarette (power supply) lighter and the other end has a standard 9 volt battery. You can change the battery and it keeps the radio codes, digital devices on the dash and the key codes.

    • Don – Thanks for adding to the discussion. Yes, there are several of these types of devices. We offer our ESA30 OBDII cable that can be used with a jump starter to preserve vehicle presets as well as our 1924 Memory Saver unit to perform the same task as a dedicated unit. Thanks again, Jim from Clore Automotive

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