In relation to the previous post on jump-starting a dead battery, here’s another way you can revive a dead battery—using your vehicle’s lighter connection. A number of manufacturers for truck accessories and car parts are peddling small, battery-jumping units that are designed to be plugged directly into the lighter socket found near the dashboard.
So now, instead of needing to connect your jumper cables to the car’s battery, you just have to take one end of your lighter-connected cable and plug it into the lighter socket of another fully functional and running vehicle. The other end of the cable can now be plugged into the lighter socket of the car with the bad battery. Power is then transferred through the cables, allowing the vehicle with the dead battery to start.The following are simple instructions on how you can use this handy device.
- Take one color-coded end of your cable and plug into the running vehicle’s lighter socket. Make sure the running vehicle has a fully-charged battery.
- Now, take the remaining end and plug into the lighter socket of the vehicle with the bad battery.
- Let the second vehicle charge for about five to 10 minutes. Make sure the cable is secured in place.
- After charging the second vehicle, try to start the vehicle with the problem battery.
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