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Old 12-05-2009, 06:03 PM
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Today Blue voiced her displeasure at being in cold weather! I was over at my storage unit visiting my stuff. Wasn't there but 10 minutes. Was listening to the radio while I rummaged through boxes. It is sunny and 44 her right now. Found what I was looking for, got into Blue to get my lock for the unit and turned the key to start her up while I locked up. Got the familar click click of the dead battery. Called my dad, pulled my jumper cables out and awaited rescue.

Have the battery on a charger right now. So now here come my city girl questions:

Not a good idea to listen to the radio while the engine is off during cold weather?

Possibility my battery (which is the stock one, original) is going kaput?

Tips and pointers to educate me on vehicles and cold weather?

This is all new to me, have no clue and this is my go to place for advice!

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Old 12-05-2009, 06:54 PM
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first off this happens to us all.

Replace you battery, the battery inside has metal plates these are surrounded by deironised water, what happens when they get old the cold then buckels the plates thus not letting the battery hold its charge, or charge up fully again, pretty much the battery is busted. Now if you are going to get a new battery try and get a dry cell battery, this means the cold should never affect it again.

1 more thing if you are going to listen to radio with truck off, then start the truck every hour leave to run for 5 mins and switch off just to top up the battery, BUT if you have sub and amps then never have the sound on with vehicle off, as this will ruin the amps and battery in minutes.

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Your battery probably has given up with all the abuse you've heaped on it...LOL

Before you replace it, take it to an AutoZone or similar parts store and get it tested.
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Old 12-05-2009, 07:42 PM
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I do have two amps and a sub that automatically come on when the face plate is inserted. During the summer it was never a problem to listen while I looked through my stuff at the storage unit.

Should I get a heavy duty battery? One that will accommodate the stereo stuff as well?
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Remember, you get what you pay for. This is especially true with batteries. I'm a fan of Interstate myself.
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Old 12-05-2009, 08:23 PM
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I forgot to mention, the last few mornings it has been in the teens. When I have gone to start her up she rolls over once before she fired up. Does that mean anything to you??

Some of my audio friends said to get the yellow (?) top battery. I just want one that will start my girl up and not die!
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Think it's time to retire Blue . It's seen better days . Time to cut it loose and by a Ram !
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I so wish!! Already got the color picked out and I want a 4x4!!
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