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How do you disconnect the power in the Insight whenever you are doing something that calls for disconnecting the negative battery cable on a regular car?

I presume just disconnecting the negative battery cable won't do it.

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The same way you would on any other car. Only after you reconnect the battery lead you should reset your MCM. It tell you how in the OWNERS MANUAL.
 

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Oh that...

That book I scanned for about 5 minutes? Will it also tell me what MCM stands for? (I hate to display my ignorance.)
 

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Lee,

I could be wrong, but I think MCM stands for Motor Control Module. Depends on what you're doing whether you want to totally disconnect the battery or not. If you need to take the negative cable off to hook something up, you can use a jumper from the battery to a ground point so you don't have to reset everything.
 

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Jim said:
Lee,

I could be wrong, but I think MCM stands for Motor Control Module. Depends on what you're doing whether you want to totally disconnect the battery or not. If you need to take the negative cable off to hook something up, you can use a jumper from the battery to a ground point so you don't have to reset everything.
But, Lee, wouldn't that jumper be defeating the purpose of taking off the negative lead? :?
 

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That's what I thought!

I thought so, myself. Does anyone have the answer--an answer they know to be 100% right?
 

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I think the real question, is what are you trying to install?
I install aftermarket automotive equipment for a living, and I
never disconnect the vehicle battery for any reason.
 

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Radio

I'm going to install a radio. To date I've never bothered to disconnect the battery, but I thought maybe I'd start being more cautious.
 
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