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Old 07-16-2002, 12:06 PM
Ken300D Ken300D is offline
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I think the newer cars with the factory radio might have some issues with losing battery power. It is an anti-theft measure that requires you to enter a security code upon hooking up the battery again. You might want to check on this and make sure you have the security code first.

It may turn out that for a short trip of a month or two you'd be better off leaving the battery connected.

Some of the devices G-Benz mentioned have a small fused lead that keeps power going from the battery to the radio. That's meant to be a security device when you remove the knob - you can't start the car. Of course you can take the fuse out too and prevent battery drainage.

Have a nice trip. Someone with a newer car than mine may have more tips for you regarding the radio security code. My cars are all too old and have aftermarket radios anyway.

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