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Old 05-04-2011, 02:02 PM   #1
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I'm not a frequent driver of my car, and my battery is dead. Is it easy to change the battery? On a scale of 1-10, and me being "handy", i'd give myself a 5.

or is it just better / easier / safer to have the dealer do it?

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Old 05-04-2011, 02:36 PM   #2
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do you really need to ask if it is hard to change a battery?

it is no harder than putting fuel in the car.
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:28 PM   #3
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I had a C4 and changing the battery was a little tricky. The C5 battery is simple, just take it out.

Note: the battery will go dead from lack of use because the car has a continuous drain on it. That does not mean the battery is bad, it may just need to be charged.
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Old 05-04-2011, 04:18 PM   #4
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do you really need to ask if it is hard to change a battery?

it is no harder than putting fuel in the car.
These cars need fuel... hows that work!
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Old 05-05-2011, 12:40 AM   #5
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Hello
I'm not a frequent driver of my car, and my battery is dead. Is it easy to change the battery? On a scale of 1-10, and me being "handy", i'd give myself a 5.

or is it just better / easier / safer to have the dealer do it?

thanks

Mark
Not hard at all...and get yourself a battery tender. My car is not a DD, so my battery can get tired sitting as well. I picked up a "battery tender jr." for $25. Worth every penny...starts strong all the time now.
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:15 AM   #6
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do you really need to ask if it is hard to change a battery?
Not really a surprise. I was surprised to learn how many people don't even have a socket set in their house/garage.
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:18 AM   #7
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Just remember negative off first and on last.
Even a caveman can do it.

Oh, by the way the black one is the negative.
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Old 05-05-2011, 03:50 PM   #8
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7 year old battery, its time to change."You Can Do It"!!!!!!
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Old 05-05-2011, 04:46 PM   #9
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Not hard at all.

But there is one small catch, be sure to write down the "unlock" code for your radio, if you have that enabled. My battery went dead, and after recharging. I had to unlock the radio. Good thing I wrote that down in the owners manual, back in 2002 when I bought the car. Cause I damn sure couldn't remember it, 7 years later.
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Not hard at all.

But there is one small catch, be sure to write down the "unlock" code for your radio, if you have that enabled. My battery went dead, and after recharging. I had to unlock the radio. Good thing I wrote that down in the owners manual, back in 2002 when I bought the car. Cause I damn sure couldn't remember it, 7 years later.
Dealer can track that by the VIN, yes?
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:20 PM   #11
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I'm not a frequent driver of my car, and my battery is dead. Is it easy to change the battery? On a scale of 1-10, and me being "handy", i'd give myself a 5.

or is it just better / easier / safer to have the dealer do it?

thanks

Mark
Do yourself a favor and just have a store install the battery.

Go with an Optima - so no battery acid leaks.
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:26 AM   #12
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Real easy. Just swapped mine out to an Optima red top.
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:45 AM   #13
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if the battery died in the vehicle the code for the radio is a mute point.

you either know it or you don't.
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:40 PM   #14
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Do yourself a favor and just have a store install the battery.

Go with an Optima - so no battery acid leaks.
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Old 05-06-2011, 11:49 PM   #15
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if the battery died in the vehicle the code for the radio is a moot point.

you either know it or you don't.
Fixed
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:33 PM   #16
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Make sure that the battery is secured tightly. You will think your whole suspension is coming apart if its not secured in there and flopping around.

Don't ask me how I know...

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Old 05-09-2011, 12:28 AM   #17
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if the battery died in the vehicle the code for the radio is a mute point.

you either know it or you don't.
I'd say you have a moot point vettegirl, cause, yeah, like you know it or you don't.

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Old 05-10-2011, 07:46 AM   #18
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my factory battery finally died...replaced mine last night. took me all of 7 - 8 minutes...use a 10 and 13mm socket. good luck
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DIY...beyond real easy.
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:46 AM   #20
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I give this a 1 on a scale of 1-10
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