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Chrysler Crossfire Jump Start - Dead Battery

This guide provides instructions on how to jump-start Chrysler Crossfire.

Chrysler Crossfire Jump Start - Dead Battery
ESTIMATED TIME 10 min
DIY COST $5-$30
DIFFICULTY Easy

 

What you will need:

Procedure

  1. Ensure that keys are removed from the ignition when you connect the cables. Remove the key from the ignition. Modern cars are very sensitive to voltage, and Chrysler Crossfire is no exception. diy instructions on how to jump start
  2. 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.

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  3. Locate the battery on the engine bay, passenger side. 2004-2008 Chrysler Crossfire Jump Starting Instructions

  4. Attach the red (positive) clamp to the positive terminal. If you are using another car to jump-start your Chrysler Crossfire, you will need to connect the positive terminal on the helper car as well. instruction on how to jump start Chrysler Crossfire with dead battery
  5. Connect the black (negative) cable to an engine ground point. If you are using another car to jump-start your Chrysler Crossfire, connect the other end of the black cable to the battery of the other car.

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  6. Start Engine. If you are using a jump box, you are now ready to start your Crossfire. If you are using a helper car, go to the next step.Jump start 5 using a jump box battery

  7. Start the helper car and let it run for a few minutes. Next, try to start your  Crossfire. 

If all you hear is a click when you try to start your car, check the cable connection points. Allow the dead battery on your car to charge for a little bit longer, then try again.

These instructions apply to models such as Crossfire made during these years: 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008.

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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.