Always refer to the vehicle’s user manual.
Ensure all electrical equipment is turned off including the ignition system, airconditioning, lights and radio.
Always read the battery health and safety procedures first.
Remove the keys from the ignition and if the vehicle has a Frequency Operated Button (FOB) with keyless entry, the FOB should be kept at least 2 metres clear of the vehicle.
Battery backups or battery chargers must not be connected directly to the battery sensor terminal as this can cause damage to the sensor. The earth lead should always be earthed to the engine block or vehicle body.
Removal or replacement of battery connections will not unintentionally trigger an air bag system. However removal of battery connections with the ignition remaining “ON” can cause damage to electronic components including the airbag system – always check to ensure the ignition is “OFF” before removing either battery terminal.
In vehicles that have a computerised electrical system, disconnecting the battery may erase memory from the engine control module (ECM), transmission control module (TCM), clock, radio, security codes and navigation systems. A battery backup can be used to retain memory.
SPECIAL NOTES FOR
START STOP VEHICLES
Vehicles that have BMS, FOB’s and ISS functionality may need to be powered down by disconnecting the battery to reset the system and prevent damage to the vehicle and new battery.
Before disconnecting the battery from a vehicle fitted with an ISS system, the battery monitoring sensor will need to be disconnected from the battery earth lead.
REMOVAL OF OLD BATTERY
• Note the location of positive terminal and mark polarity on positive cable.
• Remove the negative (-) terminal first. This precaution is necessary to avoid damage to wiring and the battery by accidentally grounding tools against other vehicle components or the opposing terminal.
• Remove the positive (+) terminal.
• Undo hold down clamp and remove the battery from the vehicle
NEW BATTERY INSTALLATION
1. Check battery height to ensure there is sufficient bonnet clearance.
2. Inspect tray and area for corrosion. If necessary, scrub the area with a water and baking soda mix and rinse with water.
3. Terminals should be cleaned and brushed (replace if necessary).
4. Cable and starter motor connections should be checked and tightened if necessary.
5. Place the new battery in the tray, ensuring it sits level and that terminal posts are positioned same as the battery
6. Tension battery clamps securely so that the battery cannot move.
7. Apply a thin coating of high temperature grease to the posts and cable connections.
8. Replace cables, ensuring positive cable is first followed by the negative. Tighten connections. Note: Do not over tighten.
9. Never hammer cable connections onto battery posts!
YOU MAY NEED OUR HELP
Manual reset the battery management system (BMS), FOB or Idle Stop Start (ISS) system
Diagnostic Trouble Codes caused by low voltage may need to be cleared from your vehicle’s on board computer
Some vehicles and batteries require a ‘Relearn’ process to ensure maximum battery life especially Start Stop Batteries