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2005 Buick: I take The brace and the fuse box out

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How do I change the battery in my 2005 Buick Terraza? Do I take The brace and the fuse box out?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  Ricardo Hohl replied 6 years ago.

BATTERY REPLACEMENT

REMOVAL PROCEDURE

CAUTION:

  • Refer to Battery Disconnect Caution in Service Precautions.
  • Batteries generate hydrogen gas, which is extremely flammable and may explode violently if ignited by a spark or a flame. Battery acid is extremely corrosive and causes severe personal injury if the acid comes into contact with the skin, and blindness if the acid comes into contact with the eyes. In order to avoid severe personal injury, use extreme caution when servicing the battery or battery-related components.

  1. Remove and reposition the under hood electrical center. graphic
  2. Remove the front end sheet metal diagonal brace.
Expert:  Ricardo Hohl replied 6 years ago.
  1. Remove the battery ground (negative) cable (2) from the battery.
  2. Remove the battery positive cable (3) from the battery.graphic
Expert:  Ricardo Hohl replied 6 years ago.
  1. Remove the battery hold down retainer bolt (3).
  2. Remove the battery hold down retainer (2).
  3. Remove the battery (1).

IMPORTANT: Do not tip the battery more than 40 degrees.

INSTALLATION PROCEDURE

  1. Install the battery (1) and ensure that the battery is positioned properly in the battery tray.

IMPORTANT: Do not tip the battery more than 40 degrees.

  1. Install the battery hold down retainer (2).
  2. Install the battery hold down retainer bolt (3).

Tighten the bolt to 17 N.m (13 lb ft) .

NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.

Expert:  Ricardo Hohl replied 6 years ago.
  1. Install the battery positive cable (3) to the battery.

Tighten the bolt to 16 N.m (12 lb ft) .

  1. Install the battery ground (negative) cable (2) to the battery.
  2. Install the front end sheet metal diagonal brace.
  3. Install the underhood electrical center.

 

 



Edited by ricardo hohl on 11/7/2010 at 6:20 AM EST
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