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Dead Battery - Can't get in to Neutral

Started this discussion. Last reply by jwight Nov 5, 2013. 8 Replies

I have a 2008 Cabrio.  After a few days of not driving it - went out to find a dead battery.  I read about the issues with the auto-headlights and wipers draining the battery.  I am suprised it…Continue

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jwight replied to Kristeen Kohrs's discussion Dead Battery - Can't get in to Neutral
"Possible battery replacement: http://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/f19/get-rid-your-battery-replacement-napa-7547-a-28450/?highlight=NAPA+battery Whatever battery you get make sure it has the vent tube to match up with vent hose in the car to…"
Nov 5, 2013
Kristeen Kohrs replied to Kristeen Kohrs's discussion Dead Battery - Can't get in to Neutral
"Of course the car is backed in to the garage with no clearance on the passenger side :-(  Fortunately this is my 2nd car so I haven't had to make the fix a priority.  I'm hoping to have a friend come and help me get it in to…"
Nov 5, 2013
spicejax replied to Kristeen Kohrs's discussion Dead Battery - Can't get in to Neutral
"George how about a link to that SCoA Tutorial? Kristeen, were you able to get the smart out of the Garage? AAA batteries are high priced, but I think they have a good warranty and you don't get have to do anything but watch them work. They test…"
Nov 5, 2013
George Oller replied to Kristeen Kohrs's discussion Dead Battery - Can't get in to Neutral
"The battery is an easy replacement for the average do it yourselfer.  If your car is parked close to the garage wall on the right side, it will be much easier to work with the car outside or at least where you can open the passenger…"
Nov 4, 2013
Kristeen Kohrs replied to Kristeen Kohrs's discussion Dead Battery - Can't get in to Neutral
"No warranty.  Do you guys suggest do-it-yourself battery replacement?  I read some threads about a better battery than the factory installed version.  Wondering if I should do it or call AAA."
Nov 4, 2013
spicejax replied to Kristeen Kohrs's discussion Dead Battery - Can't get in to Neutral
"Kristeen, let us know how things work out. MJB "
Nov 3, 2013
jwight replied to Kristeen Kohrs's discussion Dead Battery - Can't get in to Neutral
"Try this: http://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/f25/shifter-stuck-park-heres-get-me-home-fix-5578/ The yellow lever under the shifter console should unlock the shifter and let you get the car out of the garage."
Nov 3, 2013
Donna Garlitz replied to Kristeen Kohrs's discussion Dead Battery - Can't get in to Neutral
"1. is the car under a service warrenty (sorry for spelling)  if so take it mb check that out might not cost u a thing 2.  so get a replacement battery and change it out sorry for not being more help but only had car a few months and my…"
Nov 3, 2013
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Nov 3, 2013
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Dead Battery - Can't get in to Neutral

I have a 2008 Cabrio.  After a few days of not driving it - went out to find a dead battery.  I read about the issues with the auto-headlights and wipers draining the battery.  I am suprised it hasn't happened sooner (I bought the car in December).Now the issue is that I can't get the car in to neutral.  I would like to push it out of the garage for better access to the battery but the gear shift won't budge.  I am sure the answer is out there somewhere, I can't seem to find it with…See More
Nov 3, 2013
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