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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-10-2019, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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Hello I’m new to the forms and first time Chevy equinox owner . I bought mine about a year ago and had no issues till of recent . So my Battery died had a buddy jump my off and everything was fine . Car died again jumped it off and after that I noticed that my radio was displaying the outside temp in Celsius. Couldn’t figure out how to change it back I’ve even tried changing it in the dic from imperial to metric and back and no change. I had the battery replaced and after that I’ve noticed I have some settings in the dic I’ve never seen and my odometer is blank and does not give me mileage or anything . Has anyone else had this issues before? Is this a dealer doc or can I fix it.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-10-2019, 10:50 PM
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Usually jump starting is not a good idea and used as a last resort.
When the vehicle with the low battery starts, both vehicle's BCM and ECM read low voltage and command both alternators wide open.
A voltage spike happens.

All dashes on your odometer happens if you have a BCM problem or a instrument cluster is changed without reflashing the BCM and the cluster is locked.
Try checking all the fuses, the BCM has 7 fuses in my 2014.

Try driving it for a week, if it doesn't return to normal see your dealer for a computer reflash or replacement.

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Read somewhere that unhooking the battery and leaving it for a least a half hour will allow a full reset and stuff will work as it should. Do a search though before doing this.
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I agree about jump starting car to car is a bad idea. Pat Goss on Motorweek said in one episode; if you have a current model vehicle, throw the old jumper cables away. He suggested charging or replacing the battery, or using one of the new jumper packs that will protect the vehicle circuitry if hooked up incorrectly.

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I agree about jump starting car to car is a bad idea. Pat Goss on Motorweek said in one episode; if you have a current model vehicle, throw the old jumper cables away. He suggested charging or replacing the battery, or using one of the new jumper packs that will protect the vehicle circuitry if hooked up incorrectly.

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Well said.
A very timely post as the temps are dropping in the north and northeast.
Hope the OP comes back with the solution to his dilemma.
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Battery Low Start Vehicle Message
The body control module (BCM) monitors battery positive voltage to determine battery state of charge. If one or more of theBCM battery positive voltage terminals measure less than approximately 11.6V compared to the BCM ground circuits, this messagewill display and four chimes may sound. Start the vehicle immediately. If the vehicle is not started and the battery continuesto discharge, the climate controls, heated seats, and audiosystems will shut off and the vehicle may require a jump start. These systems will function again after the vehicle is started.


Battery Ratings
A battery has 2 ratings:
•Cold cranking amperage
•Amperage hours

When a battery is replaced use a battery with similar ratings. See battery specification label on the original battery.
Amperage Hours
The amperage hour rating tells you how much amperage is available when discharged evenly over a 20 hour period. The amperagehour rating is cumulative, so in order to know how many constant amperage the battery will output for 20 h, you have to dividethe amperage hour rating by 20. Example: If a battery has an amperage hour rating of 74, dividing by 20 = 3.75. Such a batterycan carry a 3.75 A loadfor 20 hours before dropping to 10.5 V. (10.5 V is the fully discharged level, at which point the battery needs to be recharged.)A battery with an amperage hour rating of 55 will carry a 2.75 A load for 20 hours before dropping to 10.5 V.
Cold Cranking Amperage
The cold cranking amperage is an indication of the ability of the battery to crank the engine at cold temperatures. The coldcranking amperage rating is the minimum amperage the battery must maintain for 30 seconds at −18°C (0°F) while maintainingat least 7.2 V. See battery label for the cold cranking amperage rating of this battery.


my bad , a little off topic . Just a refresher that I ran across .
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https://www.autoblog.com/2010/03/31/...jumper-cables/
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