Can’t start a Chevrolet due to a dead battery? Learn how to recharge (jump-start) your battery by following the procedures below.


Typical symptoms of a dead Chevrolet battery include:

  • The engine won’t start
  • The engine struggles to turn over
  • You hear a click when you try to start your Chevy

What you will need

  • A portable jump box or Jumper Cables
  • Running Car


  1. Remove the metal key from the key fob and use it to unlock the driver’s door.unlock drivers door
  2. Remove the key from the ignition of both cars. To avoid electrical problems, turn off the ignition. turn off ignition
  3. Open the hood. Locate the hood release underneath the dash. Pull the lever until you hear the hood pop open. Next, you need to release the hood safety latch at the front of the hood.
    connect clamp to positive terminal

    Connect the red clamp to the positive (+) terminal.

  4. Connect the other red clamp to the car’s positive (+) terminal with a good battery.
  5. Connect the black clamp to the car’s negative (-) terminal with a good battery. jump start dead battery
  6. Lastly, connect the other black clamps to a strut tower bolt, ground point, or engine block of the car with a dead battery.
  7. Start the car with the good battery
  8. Wait 10 minutes to charge the dead battery as the car with the good battery keeps running.
  9. Start the engine. If the car doesn’t start the first time, check the clamps to ensure they are making good contact.start chevrolet engine

If your Chevrolet refuses to start, let the jumper cables be connected for another ten minutes and try again.

When you start your Chevy, there is a high chance that a warning message will show on the Driver Information Center (DIC). Keep your Chevrolet running for at least thirty minutes to reset these warning messages and recharge the dead battery.

Battery Saver Active

Battery saver active warning shows up on the dashboard of Chevrolet vehicles when the battery is discharged below 12 volts. While the battery saver is active, systems such as heated seats or air conditioners may not work until the battery is charged. If this message displays, the vehicle turns off features, such as heated seats and power, to allow the battery to charge.

Low Battery

A low battery warning may display on the instrument cluster when you start the car. This is a normal operation and should reset after the battery recharges.

We hope you find this guide, “Jump Start Chevrolet Dead Battery,” helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help with your Chevrolet.

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