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Old 08-05-2009, 08:09 AM   #1
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Default Proper way to disconnect battery?

What's the smartest way to disconnect the battery on a C6.
both terminals? which one first...
Just the Red?
I've never been that good with electronics..
Any advice would be appreciated, I know these Vettes can be electrically temperaMENTAL!

I'm going to be under the hood checking O2 wires, spark plugs and wires, and cleaning ....
should I even worry about unplugging the car?
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:48 AM   #2
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I'm not a vehicle electronics expert either but I have never heard of a suggested method of removing the positive or negative terminal in some order to diconnect the battery, and I've worked on mine quite a bit without any adverse problems. But, maybe I'm missing something...
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I've always just removed the ground first then the positive.
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You ALWAYS disconnect the ground wire first, and re-connect the ground wire last. Notice how I used the term "ground" rather than "negative". Because in a positive ground system, in that case you disconnect the positive "ground" wire first.

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Thanks, guys.
I knew there was a particular way, in the event I do decide to unhook the batt.
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As noted always the ground (In the Corvette this is the "-" or black) terminal first and if disconnecting both terminal also connect it last.
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As noted always the ground (In the Corvette this is the "-" or black) terminal first and if disconnecting both terminal also connect it last.
and don't stick your tongue on the terminals!
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Ground is the first off and the last back on
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What's the smartest way to disconnect the battery on a C6.
both terminals? which one first...
Just the Red?
I've never been that good with electronics..
Any advice would be appreciated, I know these Vettes can be electrically temperaMENTAL!

I'm going to be under the hood checking O2 wires, spark plugs and wires, and cleaning ....
should I even worry about unplugging the car?

Always remove the ground wire first. And connect the ground wire last.
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