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2006 Cobalt battery went dead, jumped it and got charge, no start

My 2006 Cobalt battery went dead. We jumped it and got power to it but it won't start. Dash icon shows engine lock, and info panel says low power and engine lock. How do I reset this so the thing will start?

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  • smartin2006 Jan 08, 2009

    You ROCK!!! The tow truck driver must have been brain dead. Thank you.

  • timh785 Jan 12, 2009

    my wont start and the icon has a car with a lock on it but no low power light an the dash whats up

  • timh785 Jan 12, 2009

    i tried tounhook the battery and nothing same problem

  • ALRies_19 Feb 12, 2009

    tried to jump still wont work



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So my 06 cobalt keeps dieing and i have to jump it alot lately is it my alt or my battery

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Unhook The Battery For One Minute To Reset The Dash Lights Then Try Again.

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When my battery died, I actually had the jump the car via the battery and not under the hood. Connect your jumper cables directly to the battery both negative and positive. Wait 5-10 minutes and start. timh785 you have activated your anti theft device. Try locking and unlocking the car with the remote and see if that works. If not there is a section in the owners manual that deals with this.

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