I have a 2009 Civic DX that needs the battery replaced. I have an aftermarket Viper keyless entry/alarm system installed, and I’m wondering if I need to worry about reprogramming the device when I change the battery.
The battery has enough juice that I can still use the remote to lock/unlock the vehicle, but I can’t turn the engine over. I want to do a quick swap, but I worry that all of the programming on the Viper brain will be reset. Is this a legitimate concern to where I’d want to find some sort of memory saver solution to use, or am I OK to do a quick swap? I tried Viper customer support, but they were of no help and closed my support ticket without even answering me.
I’m not worried about my car’s clock or radio presets changing at all. I’m just concerned about the alarm system not working properly after I install the new battery.
Thanks for any insight you can provide!