View Full Version : Can I replace the battery myself ?

07-02-08, 03:05 AM

Is it just taking out the old one and dropping the new one ?

Or does it involve programming or hard wiring thingy that only the dealer can do ?

07-02-08, 02:27 PM
I don't think there is anything special that needs to be done. I haven't replaced the battery myself, but have had it replaced 2 times under warranty. Both times it was done in my garage by roadside assistance, so it didn't require a visit to the dealer.

07-02-08, 03:06 PM
Service Manual lists nothing other than what you would do with any standard battery replacement. (with the exception of removing the battery shield, which a lot of cars don't have)

Remove the negative battery cable first, then the positive (of the old battery)
Attach the positive battery cable first, then the negative (of the new battery)

07-04-08, 06:24 AM
That was really helpful.

Thanks a lot :)

07-04-08, 08:32 AM
More important on side terminal batteries which I assume we have........ Do not Crank down the terminals when installing. Many a batteries have developed leaks because folks overtighten the terminals. Other then that s/b an easy install. Also maybe of the neighbor parts stores offer free battery install. That might be a better solution for you. No second trip to drop off the old core.

07-04-08, 04:55 PM
If you can hear thunder and see lightning you are fully qualified to replace your own battery.