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    Getting to the battery

    On a 2012 SRX, if I needed to replace the battery, or just wanted to see it to check for corrosion, how do I get to it? Those three big connectors on top look pretty intimidating. How are they released? What comes next? Do any electrical or programming problems result from disconnecting them? Inquiring minds want to know. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kmohler
    On a 2012 SRX, if I needed to replace the battery, or just wanted to see it to check for corrosion, how do I get to it? Those three big connectors on top look pretty intimidating. How are they released? What comes next? Do any electrical or programming problems result from disconnecting them? Inquiring minds want to know. Thanks.
    Did I say something wrong?

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    Re: Getting to the battery

    I'm curious also, hope someone chimes in with an answer. I have used the remote posts to give someone a jump start. The plus pole is under the little door.

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    Re: Getting to the battery

    Quote Originally Posted by halp View Post
    I'm curious also, hope someone chimes in with an answer. I have used the remote posts to give someone a jump start. The plus pole is under the little door.
    Get out your flashlight leave the three big wire harrness alone . Look half way down the battery box. There are two clips on each side . Disengage them and pull straight up. You will see the top of the battery.Well part of it anyway
    I have changed many batteries but this looks like a dealer job to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by allgm
    Get out your flashlight leave the three big wire harrness alone . Look half way down the battery box. There are two clips on each side . Disengage them and pull straight up. You will see the top of the battery.Well part of it anyway I have changed many batteries but this looks like a dealer job to me
    Thanks for your reply. I'm enjoying this car, but my mind is boggled by the difficulty of common tasks like changing a bulb or replacing a battery. I shudder to think of doing something complicated like changing the blinker fluid.
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    Re: Getting to the battery

    When I first opened the hood of my SRX, I thought I'd need clearance from NASA to touch anything. The only thing I do under there is check or add fluids. Anything else goes to my trusted mechanic or to a (gulp) dealer if it's a warranty issue only. And avoid either giving or receiving 'jumps'. Your car will like you better.
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    Re: Getting to the battery

    Quote Originally Posted by retcad View Post
    When I first opened the hood of my SRX, I thought I'd need clearance from NASA to touch anything. The only thing I do under there is check or add fluids. Anything else goes to my trusted mechanic or to a (gulp) dealer if it's a warranty issue only. And avoid either giving or receiving 'jumps'. Your car will like you better.
    The days of self-servicing a car are coming to an end. Everything is getting so computerized that it requires special equipment to service it. Is this by design? Who knows! But, if you're under warranty...why bother? If not, I'd find a 3rd party that is GM certified to take care of my SUV. They are bound to be cheaper than a dealership.

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    Re: Getting to the battery

    The dealer replaced mine, lucky for me there was no charge as it was under the dealer used car warranty, I did see the paperwork and I think the Tec booked 1 hour for it ......... seems like it is not as straight forward as one would think?

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