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How to reset computer after dead battery in 2007 HHR

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how to reset computer after dead battery in 2007 HHR
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Anthony replied 4 years ago.

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Which computer is giving you trouble and what is it doing exactly?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Battery died due to headlamps left on overnight. After recharging with trickle charger, we get the following symptoms: "Power Steering" light on, won't shift out of 2nd gear (might be first). I am assuming this is caused by on board computer needing to be "rebooted".
Expert:  Anthony replied 4 years ago.
Ok, is the battery fully charged now?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Yes. It has been driven around town.
Expert:  Anthony replied 4 years ago.
Ok, try this. Unhook the battery for about 2 minutes then reconnect it. If the symptoms are still present after that then some damage was sustained to the controllers from the undervolt situation (dead battery) and would have to be checked with a scan tool and some other diagnostic equip. Most likely a hard reset (battery disconnect) will work.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
It worked! All systems are "go". Thanks a ton. You saved my wife a trip to the dealer and the associated wait and uncertain charge for service.
Expert:  Anthony replied 4 years ago.
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