How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Scott K Your Own Question
Scott K
Scott K, ASE Master Tech/Instructor
Category: Chevy
Satisfied Customers: 1569
Experience:  20 yrs Experience; GM factory Training ASE Master Certified with L1 advanced engine diagnostics
Type Your Chevy Question Here...
Scott K is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How do I change the battery in a 2005 equinox

Resolved Question:

How do I change the battery in a 2005 equinox
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Scott K replied 9 years ago.

Hello and Welcome to Just answer,


  • Turn OFF all the lamps and accessories.
  • Make sure the ignition switch is in the OFF position.

  • Disconnect the powertrain control module (PCM) wire harness (2) from the battery box cover.
  • Remove the PCM bracket with PCM (1) from the top of the battery box cover.
  • Carefully position the PCM and bracket out of the way.

  • Loosen the screws securing the battery box cover.
  • Remove the battery box cover (1).

  • Loosen the battery negative cable terminal bolt.
  • Remove the battery negative cable from the battery.
  • Loosen the battery positive cable terminal bolt.
  • Disconnect the battery positive cable (2) from the battery.

    Caution: Do not tip the battery over a 45 degree angle or acid could spill causing serious personal injury.

  • Loosen the battery hold down bolt.
  • Remove the battery from the battery box.
  • Scott K and 6 other Chevy Specialists are ready to help you
    Customer: replied 9 years ago.
    Is this for the 2005 equinox? The diagrams look nothing like mine?
    Expert:  Scott K replied 9 years ago.

    Yes this is for 2005 chevy equinox with the PCM over the Battery.


    What is different about yours?


    If you have a digital camera you can take a picture and post it here using the Icon on the tool bar above.