BuckMkII
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Location: Seattle

How to remove/replace 12 V battery?

Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:48 pm

I want to replace my 12 V battery immediately, since it is over four years old and I've had a couple of car batteries go Tango Uniform around five years. Not a hassle I'm willing to endure to save 20% of the cost of a battery.

The 2013 owner's manual has NO mention of changing out the 12 V battery, that I can find. Super-annoyed by that! Is there any special trick to this in a Leaf? I just did my 2002 Taurus a couple of weeks ago, which does have a mildly weird battery hold down, but it "only" took me about 7 minutes to figure out how to remove that one little bolt. :?

I'm going out for a first look at the Leaf now.
Last edited by BuckMkII on Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:34 pm, edited 1 time in total.
2013 SV no QC, manufactured July 2013
car grew up in San Jose CA, purchased 5/31/17 in Seattle
on 6/16/17: AHr = 56.4; SOH = 86%; Hx = 84.3; ODO = 39,250
on 9/29/17: AHr = 55.3; SOH = 84%; Hx = 81.6; ODO = 41,492
bar 12 lost 8/21/17

LeftieBiker
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Delivery Date: 31 May 2013
Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: How to remove/replace 12 V battery?

Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:15 pm

Better to look first, then start a topic...

Standard hold-down bracket. You can use a secondary power supply clipped carefully on in parallel to avoid having to reset your electronic preferences afterwards just as with an ICE, or I believe you can just carefully R&R the battery and then reprogram radio presets, etc.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

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BuckMkII
Posts: 125
Joined: Sat May 06, 2017 8:04 am
Location: Seattle

Re: How to remove/replace 12 V battery?

Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:33 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:You can use a secondary power supply clipped carefully on in parallel to avoid having to reset your electronic preferences afterwards just as with an ICE,

I don't usually bother with that. I could hook up the jumper cables to the Taurus parked next to it. Might be worth it if all the Bluetooth connections, nav destinations, etc. are also lost when the battery is removed, but if nothing can really go wrong while it's at zero volts, that seems simplest.
2013 SV no QC, manufactured July 2013
car grew up in San Jose CA, purchased 5/31/17 in Seattle
on 6/16/17: AHr = 56.4; SOH = 86%; Hx = 84.3; ODO = 39,250
on 9/29/17: AHr = 55.3; SOH = 84%; Hx = 81.6; ODO = 41,492
bar 12 lost 8/21/17

BuckMkII
Posts: 125
Joined: Sat May 06, 2017 8:04 am
Location: Seattle

Re: How to remove/replace 12 V battery?

Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:11 pm

I must be The Flash. I swapped out the battery so fast it didn't lose the presets.
2013 SV no QC, manufactured July 2013
car grew up in San Jose CA, purchased 5/31/17 in Seattle
on 6/16/17: AHr = 56.4; SOH = 86%; Hx = 84.3; ODO = 39,250
on 9/29/17: AHr = 55.3; SOH = 84%; Hx = 81.6; ODO = 41,492
bar 12 lost 8/21/17

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