Danger
Potentially Dangerous
Injury may result if this procedure is not followed properly. Use caution and follow all warnings.
Danger

Introduction

Without a working battery, you're car won't start. Replacement is the best long-term solution for this for a dead battery. You could get a boost from another car using jumper cables, but there's a chance the battery will die soon afterwards. Although the chance of shocking yourself is not very high, grounding yourself is recommended. Wearing rubber gloves is also recommended.

Locate the latch to open your hood, normally located by your left foot when sitting in the driver's seat.
  • Locate the latch to open your hood, normally located by your left foot when sitting in the driver's seat.

  • After lifting the latch, open your hood and securely hold it up.

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You will lose your radio station presets and clock time if you do not use a Memory Saver.  One will NOT be used in this guide.
  • You will lose your radio station presets and clock time if you do not use a Memory Saver. One will NOT be used in this guide.

  • The battery is located on the front driver's side of the vehicle.

  • Begin using your ratchet to loosen and remove the negative (black) cable from the terminal.

  • You can use a rag or towel to cover the cable in order to prevent a short.

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  • Loosen and remove the positive (Red) cable from the terminal.

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  • Remove the cross-bar that holds the battery in place by loosening both bolts.

  • Lift out the bracket.

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  • Remove the battery by lifting it straight up and out.

  • Avoid tilting the battery in order to prevent an acid spill.

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  • Replace with a new battery.

  • Secure the battery cover back in place.

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  • Place the cross-bar back in place.

  • When placing the cross-bar back in, make sure the bars are properly hooked into place.

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  • Repeat the steps in reverse order to properly secure battery.

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  • Start your car in order to make sure all of your electronic components are working properly.

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Conclusion

To reassemble the battery, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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I believe you can remove the battery while the engine is running, one way to avoid radio reset. BUT the replacement procedure must be done FASTT! (I've done it twice without an issue, attempt at your own risk)

llcoolj0n - Reply

A 9 Volt battery plugged into the Cigarette Lighter Socket will save the SETTINGS; just keep it handy in the glove box because those batteries eventually fail.

jhgrossman - Reply

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