: Question about Battery...



pimpcaddy
11-21-07, 09:33 PM
All,

How critical is it to disconnect the battery when working on the car? I noticed that the instructions for newly acquired iPod Interface from www.soundgate.com suggested that I disconnect the battery.

What do you guys think?

Thanks and Happy Turkey day.

Dave

nikon
11-21-07, 09:35 PM
couldn't hurt...but you wont fry anything leaving it on......now, if you were removing the pcm.....thats a different story...I think I left my battery connected when I installed my ipod kit, and bluetooth kit....like I said, can't hurt.

heavymetals
11-22-07, 01:17 AM
If it gets to where your moving stuff that can arc & spark then disconnect the battery.

If your gonna brave not doing that, at least have an extinguisher at hand and maybe the right size wrench to disconnect it.

CTSV_Rob
11-22-07, 01:27 AM
All,

How critical is it to disconnect the battery when working on the car? I noticed that the instructions for newly acquired iPod Interface from www.soundgate.com (http://www.soundgate.com) suggested that I disconnect the battery.

What do you guys think?

Thanks and Happy Turkey day.

Dave
Play it safe Dave, Disconnect.

lunarx
11-22-07, 03:12 AM
Pimp,

Soundgate does not list a GM application.
http://www.soundgate.com/index.php?request=category.index&categoryid=222&snd_SID=5937f1fdbd6e45d60c4246dd1

Where did you buy the adapter?

Is it better than the iConnect?
http://smartpark.net/iPod_iConnect.html

I had an iConnect in my 04 and thought it worked well.
I now need another adapter for my 05.
I'm not sure what to get this time.

Naf
11-22-07, 06:28 AM
Disconnectin the batt is a tricky thing...If you are deallin with items where there is no current with ignition off you are cool. If you are deallin with engine mods TAKE IT OFF FOR GODS SAKE...I welded my watch shut touchin the alternator. Had to pry it open with a screwdriver...Not funny.

The radio takes a slight draw of power, just a note...

I installed my WB with batt on, had to find an ignition power supply, same with my new engine fans for my tahoe...BBK throttlebody had to reset, kept throwin codes...

Take care and always think safety, you dont want to hurt yourself or your obsession, um sorry passion do you...

CIWS
11-22-07, 09:05 AM
Why not disconnect it ? It's no big deal. All of the important stuff like radio stations and audio settings stay in the radio and are not dependant on the battery. Only thing I had to retrain was the auto up function for the two front windows. That's apparently stored in a module in the driver's door that is dependant on the battery. (Thanks James)

heavymetals
11-22-07, 02:32 PM
You do lose the LTFT's though and you have to reset the clock.

Happy Thankgiving!

pimpcaddy
11-22-07, 03:57 PM
Pimp,

Soundgate does not list a GM application.
http://www.soundgate.com/index.php?request=category.index&categoryid=222&snd_SID=5937f1fdbd6e45d60c4246dd1

Where did you buy the adapter?

Is it better than the iConnect?
http://smartpark.net/iPod_iConnect.html

I had an iConnect in my 04 and thought it worked well.
I now need another adapter for my 05.
I'm not sure what to get this time.

I was wondering if anyone would pick-up on that I am installing a "SOUNDGATE" product. I am guessing that the PN# is GMPD2. Its description is iPod Interface for General Motors Class2 vehicles. I got it directly from a Buddy at KICKER. I'll report back once it's done. Sorry not familiar with the other products out there. At first glance, looks like a simple plug in here and there. Most time consuming part will be taking apart everything and routing the connection to the iPod.

Dave