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Removing the 12v battery

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#1 OFFLINE   Joh3n

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 09:07 PM

How do I remove the 12v battery? Mine is shot. I have a 2013 Fusin Energi SE. The battery is mounted in the trunk on the driver's side of the vehicle.  I have removed the terminals from the posts, disconnected the strap and removed the lower retaining bolt. The question is how do I get the battery out of the car? Do I have to lift it thru the hole? or is there a step I am missing?

 

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#2 ONLINE   murphy

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 05:29 AM

It can't be removed through the opening.  The push pins and plastic nuts must be removed from the fiber shroud so the shroud can be folded out of the way.  In addition to the strap around the battery there is a clamp bolt at the rear base of the battery.  I also remove the piece at the bottom of the trunk opening to free up the edge of the shroud.  It's held in place by snap clips and pulls straight up after the push pins are removed.  If new push pins, shaped like a christmas tree, are needed they are available at Lowe's.



#3 OFFLINE   lkatze2

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 02:36 PM

I just changed my battery, and did exactly what Murphy said to do.  You definitely can't fit the battery through the opening.  Dont forget to disconnect the battery venting breather tube from the top of the battery and reinstall it with the new battery.



#4 ONLINE   murphy

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 05:45 PM

I just changed my battery, and did exactly what Murphy said to do.  You definitely can't fit the battery through the opening.  Dont forget to disconnect the battery venting breather tube from the top of the battery and reinstall it with the new battery.

I forgot about that.  In addition to the vent tube there is a plug in the vent at the other end of the battery that needs to be moved to the new battery.



#5 OFFLINE   klatoo

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 03:08 PM

All that to change the battery?  I looked before some time back..where did you get a replacement?  Mine is coming up on 4 years...I like to be prepared.  


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 04:12 PM

Klatoo,  yes it is a minor PITA.  Most of the auto parts stores don't stock the battery, you will have to call around.  The dealer definitely will have it in stock.  My local dealer said he was getting a lot of orders for batteries on the 2013/2014 models since they are reaching that 4 year age.



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 04:17 PM

BTW,  since the battery does not crank the engine, you can run the battery voltage pretty low before the electronics/ computers will not operate.  When my battery finally gave out completely the no load voltage was about 8 volts and the voltage under load was about 3 volts.  I know the battery was still working at a no load voltage of about 10 volts and a under load voltage of about 6 volts.



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:03 PM

So I'm guessing your signs are dead radio screens or failure to turn on?  Anything else?  Now that you mention it some days it takes forever to get the radio to turn on period.  You can hit the button all day but nothing for 30 seconds or so (all the screens are up though, it's just the radio is off so no FM AM Sirius etc).


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 07:57 PM

Load test the battery.  If it goes below 11 volts at 100 amps it needs to be replaced.

 

I have one of these

 

https://www.amazon.c...ery load tester

 

to do battery load testing.







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