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Acura Jump Start Dead Battery

This guide provides instructions on how to unlock the car and jump-start an Acura that has a dead battery.

 Acura Jump Start Dead Battery
ESTIMATED TIME 20 min
DIY COST $0-$40
DIFFICULTY Easy

Symptoms

Typical symptoms of a dead ACURA battery include:

  • ACURA won't Start,
  • Acura engine won't turn over,
  • Only hear a click when you try to start.
  • Can't unlock the car

What you will need

Procedure

  1. If your Acura battery is dead, you won't be able to unlock the doors with the key fob. Remove the emergency metal key from the key fob and unlock the driver's door.  how to unlock acura to jump start it
  2. Get inside the car.  diy instructions on how to jump start
  3. Open the hood. Locate the hood release underneath the dash. Pull the lever until you hear the hood pop open. 

  4. Next, you go to the front of the car and release the hood safety latch by sliding your hand under the hood. ACURA model chassis jump start instructions
  5. Locate the battery in the engine bay. acura battery location for jump start

     

  6. Determine the positive terminal. Here is the positive terminal on the battery. On this terminal, you will connect the red clamp from your jump box or the red clamp of the jumper cables. instruction on how to jump start ACURA model with dead battery
  7. Connect the negative to the frame of the vehicle. A strut tower bolt works well for this purpose. You want to avoid connecting to the negative terminal whenever possible.jump start acura batteryConnecting to the negative can cause sparks and has the potential to cause a fire.
  8. Start the engine. If you are jump-starting your Acura with a jump box, then it is time to start the engine. If the engine doesn't start but only clicks, check the connections. Try leaving the cables connected for 15 min. The running car will charge the battery in your Acura and allow you to start the engine.  ACURA chassis JUMP START

Important Notes

  • If you hear a click..click...click when you try to jump-start your Acura, it is either because the camps are not making good contact or the battery needs to be charged a little more before it can start your Acura engine. 
  • Do not insert the key in the ignition until after you connect the jumper cables. Modern cars are very sensitive to voltage drips, and ACURAs is no exception. 

Jump starting Acura with another car

 

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Connect the jumper cables to the helper car.

  1. The red clamp goes on the red battery terminal of your car and helper car.
  2. The black clamp goes on the negative battery terminal of the helper car.
  3. Next, connect the black clamp to the frame or strut tower bolts of your car.
  4. Start the helper car and let it idle for a couple of minutes.
  5. Start the Acura with a dead battery.

 

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Notes

Safety Tips

Auto Repair Safety Notes

 

  • Charge the battery fully then test it with a battery tester. For more help follow this guide. Check the battery date sticker on the top or side of battery. Most car batteries last between three to five years.
  • During charging and jump-starting, explosive gases can escape from the battery. There is a risk of an explosion. Particularly avoid fire, open flames, creating sparks, and smoking. Ensure there is sufficient ventilation while charging and jump-starting. Do not lean over a battery.
  • Make sure that the positive terminal of a connected battery does not come into contact with vehicle parts. Never place metal objects or tools on a battery. It is important that you observe the described order of the battery terminals when connecting and disconnecting a battery. 
  • When jump-starting, make sure that the battery poles with identical polarity are connected. It is particularly important to observe the described order when connecting and disconnecting the jumper cables. Never connect or disconnect the battery terminals while the engine is running
  • Make sure the jumper cables are not damaged or wires are exposed. 
  • The jumper cables should not contact the parts that can move when the engine is running, such as the V-belt pulley or the fan.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to get into the trunk, if you have a dead battery

  • Use the emergency key blade found inside your key fob to manually unlock the trunk. 

How to charge a dead battery

  • By trickle charging a dead battery, you have a better chance of bringing the battery back to life. Otherwise, your battery may no longer hold a proper charge. 
  • Use the OEM 12 Volt Battery Charger or even the cheaper Black+Decker BBM3B 12V Battery Charger Maintainer, which works just as well.
  • It will take at least 24 hours to bring a completely dead battery back to life. You are only providing 2 Amperes to the battery, which is a slow charge but ensures no damage is caused to the battery cells. 

My car battery keeps dying

  • If your battery keeps on dying or is not holding a proper charge, it could be due to any of the following:  
    • Battery age / old battery
    • Corroded or loose battery connections
    • Parasitic current drains in the electrical system.