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What needs to be reset/calibrated after having battery disconnected for several hours? Gen1 Hemi

So, yesterday's adventure consisted of both the batter and the alternator dying completely while driving [Gen 1 2008 300C hemi]...

Had both the alternator, and the battery tested. Had to buy both.
When i put things back together, it seemed like there were SEVERAL things not working right. Traction control was off, brake assist had a warning, power windows would NOT go auto-up, ACC was complaining, etc.

Is there some standard reset procedure that needs to be gone through to reset all the things that need to be reset after having the battery off for a day?
 

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Hey eternal, wondering did U find a reset procedure , or solve issues. Same just happen to me....car showing all sorts of issues now, including auto shutdown
 

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i didn't experience auto shutdown (i don't know what that one is), but i did do two things, one was the steering calibration, which was, start engine, put steering wheel in center with wheels straight, turn wheel all the way to stop in one direction, the all the way to stop in the other direction, back to center, car off, and back on. And to get the power windows auto-up working again, start car, window all the way down and keep holding button for 2 seconds after it reaches the bottom, and then manually all the way up and keep holdinf for 2 sec after it stops...

i think the steering calibration is what fixed my stability / braking / acc etc...
 

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Although I have the CRD, it looks as if battery disconnect has similar effects across all models.

Traction control, etc should reset automatically after driving a short distance.

Auto windows operation can be reset by winding the windows fully down and then fully up.

I also needed to reset the radio code.

All explained in the Owner's Manual.
 

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Hey eternal, wondering did U find a reset procedure , or solve issues. Same just happen to me....car showing all sorts of issues now, including auto shutdown

These are what i found, though they are for a charger:


Please make this post STICKY for those who might need it.

I have compiled a list of the various procedures to reset and/or calibrate different functions of the Dodge Charger. Anyone who has other procedures to add, please feel free to post them and I will update this post.




2006 Dodge Charger
Reset & Calibration Procedures



Throttle Calibration


Throttle calibration can substantially improve throttle responsiveness over "factory standard." Many people notice what appears to be sluggish throttle response or a "dead area" at initial accelerator depression. Throttle calibration can take care of these.
1) Insert ignition key and turn to "ON" (not start).
2) Wait for all idiot lights to go out. Check Engine Light may remain on.
3) Slowly depress the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor.
4) Slowly release the accelerator pedal until it's all the way back up.
5) Turn the ignition key to "OFF".
6) Start the engine.
Most drivers notice an immediate change in throttle response, but depending on your driving style, you may need to repeat this procedure periodically due to the computer's adaptive programming. You likely need to repeat this procedure any time the battery is disconnected.



MDS Reset & Calibration

1)
You need a fairly long, open, safe, straight road for a WOT run to about 35 mph.
2) Get engine up to operating temp, engine running and car stopped place gear selector in "[D]". Bump it to the Left until in "[1]".
3) Turn off all electrical accessories (except lights if needed).
4) Make a WOT run to 4500 RPM (about 35 mph), immediately remove foot from accelerator and do not depress the brake, let the vehicle coast with the throttle closed until the vehicle speed is again at 35 mph or lower.
5) Stop vehicle and place in "Park", verify all instrument cluster warning indicators are off.
6) Cycle ignition switch "Off" and back "On", but do not immediately start engine.
7) Hook up StarScan and clear DTC's
8) MDS calibration is now complete.



Auto-Up Front Window

If the vehicle is equipped with the Auto-Up feature, the door module needs to be calibrated upon reconnecting the battery. This module requires calibration if the battery or door module has been disconnected for any length of time. To calibrate, perform the following steps:

1) Connect the battery cables.
2) Using the window switch, raise the window to the full UP position. Hold the switch in position for 1 second, then drive the window all the way down to the bottom.



Electronic Stability Program (ESP)

If the vehicle is equipped with ESP, once the battery is reconnected, the Steering Angle Sensor (SAS) needs to be calibrated. The SAS requires calibration anytime the battery or an ABS (ESP) component has been disconnected for any length of time. To calibrate, perform the following:

1) Start the engine.
2) Center the steering wheel.
3) Turn the steering wheel all the way to the left until the internal stop in the steering gear is met, then turn the wheel all the way to the right until the opposite internal stop in the steering gear is met.
4) Center the steering wheel.
5) Stop the engine.



FOLLOWING ADDED 02-13-06:



Sensor Diagnostics Display (Requires EVIC!)
(Use this URL to see more detailed info on the various display screens.)
Putting the LX into diagnostic mode

If your LX has the Electronics Convenience Group option, you can enter a diagnostic mode and cycle through various displays, such as oil pressure, pedal position, and software version, to name a few.

To enter diagnostic mode (refer to your steering wheel controls), depress and hold the compass button (the one with the N and small arrow above it) and musical note button for about 6 seconds with the key in the ON position (doesn't matter whether or not the engine is running). Hold the buttons until you see the display change.

Cycle through the displays using the up/down arrow buttons. Exit diagnostic mode by depressing the compass button.



Display OBD-II Trouble Codes On Cluster (Works with or without EVIC)
(Again, use link below for more detailed information.)
How to Display Diagnostic Trouble Codes

1)Get in the car, close the door. Perform steps 2-6 fairly quickly (less than 3 seconds total time). (The key should not return to the OFF position throught the sequence!)

2) Turn key to 'ON' position
3) then back to 'ACC'
4) then to 'ON'
5) then back to 'ACC'
6) then to 'ON'

If there are any stored codes, they will appear immediately, in place of the odometer. For instance an "INTAKE AIR TEMPERATURE SENSOR CIRCUIT HIGH" error will set a code of P0113.

Once the codes have been displayed, you'll see "-----".
If there are no trouble codes, the dashes will be the first item displayed.
After a few seconds, the display changes to "-dOnE-".




Cluster Range Diagnostic. (Works on all LX models)

1) Be sure key is set to the 'OFF' position.
2) Press and hold the 'Trip Meter Reset' button.
3) Turn the key to 'ON' position.

The gauges will step through the whole range. If your gauge is acting funny, this is an easy way to see if it's the sender or the gauge.



Display Engine Operating Hours

1)
Turn the key to the 'ON' position
2) Press and hold the 'Trip Meter Reset' button for approximately 6-8 seconds.

The engine operating hours will display. Divide this by your odometer miles reading to discover your average speed over the life of the car.
 

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Although I have the CRD, it looks as if battery disconnect has similar effects across all models.

Traction control, etc should reset automatically after driving a short distance.

Auto windows operation can be reset by winding the windows fully down and then fully up.

I also needed to reset the radio code.

All explained in the Owner's Manual.
i wasn't even sure what all would be affected so i wasn't sure what to look for in the manual. Seems like it would have been smart to have a scrolling message in the display when it detects it's been off battery for too long directing the driver to the correct section of the manual.
 

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There's a lot of useful info in the Owner's Manual, but unless you keep reading it you can easily forget what's there.

I was told by my dealership that cars which had been traded in often had the manuals still in the shrink wrap.
 

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There's a lot of useful info in the Owner's Manual, but unless you keep reading it you can easily forget what's there.

I was told by my dealership that cars which had been traded in often had the manuals still in the shrink wrap.
i read it all the way through the day i got the car. I don't recall seeing reset info. Are you talking about a SERVICE manual?
 

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The following info has been copied from Chrysler 300C Touring Operating Information manual, Ref 81-426-0678, Printed in Europe, 06:

P22, Power Windows reset:
Any time the vehicle battery is disconnected, or goes dead, the auto function will be disabled.
To reactivate the auto-up feature, perform the following steps after vehicle power is restored:
1. Pull the window switch up to close window completely and continue to hold the switch for an additional two seconds after the window is closed.
2. Push the window switch down firmly to the second detent to open the window completely and continue to hold the switch down for an additional two seconds after the window is fully open.

P58, Synchronising ESP
The ESP and the BAS have a combined malfunction indicator light. The yellow ESP/BAS malfunction indicator is located in the instrument cluster. The light may illuminate when the engine is running if the vehicle's power supply was previously interrupted (e.g. battery disconnected or discharged) and then restored. If this occurs, turn the steering wheel completely to the left and then to the right. The light should go out. However, if the light stays on, have the ESP and BAS checked at your authorized dealer as soon as possible.
 
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