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How to Replace Battery 05-09 Chevy Equinox

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How to Replace Battery 05-09 Chevy Equinox

Created on: 2017-01-05

How to clean your battery on 08 Chevy Equinox

  1. step 1 :Removing the Battery
    • Push back the module casing to release it
    • Push down on the battery box lid tabs
    • Lift the box out of its hinges
    • Disconnect the negative battery cable with an 10mm wrench
    • Disconnect the positive battery cable with an 10mm wrench
    • Remove the 13mm battery mounting bolt
    • Remove the battery mount
    • Pull out the battery tray
  2. step 2 :Installing the Battery
    • Put the battery on the tray
    • Put the battery mount in place
    • Tighten the 13mm battery mounting bolt
    • Reconnect the positive battery cable
    • Reconnect the negative battery cable
    • Insert the box to its hinges
    • Close the battery box lid tabs
    • Press the module casing into its slots
    • Reset any lost settings to your interior features

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions


  • Sockets - Metric

    13mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

    10mm Wrench

Installation Video
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In this video, we're going to be working with our 2008 Chevy Equinox 3.4-liter V6. We're going to show you how to remove and replace your vehicle's battery.

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Here are the items you'll need for this repair: 13mm socket, ratchet, socket extension, 10mm wrench

The battery in your equinox is located under this module and cover here at the front of the engine compartment on the driver's side. You'll want to push back until this module casing is released. Lay that off to the side for now. Push down on the tabs on the back of the battery box lid. Lift up. Once the tabs are released, lift up and wiggle the box out of its hinges. Place that off to the side for now as well.

Using a 10 millimeter wrench, we'll loosen up the clamp on the negative side of our battery terminal. Always want to start with the battery side. Be sure that you're not touching any metal with the wrench here while you're doing this, or you could cause it to short out, blow the battery, as well as fuse your wrench to the metal. Once it's loosened up, remove the terminal, isolate it off to the side. We'll now do the same thing with the positive side, which is safe because without a ground on the battery, there's no way for the electricity to flow. Place that out of the way, then we'll remove our 13 millimeter battery hold down bolt with a socket ratchet and extension. Once the bolt's out, remove the battery hold down bracket as well as the bolt. Then grab onto the battery, lift it up, and remove it from the battery tray.

Install your new battery back into the tray. Make sure that your cables don't get caught underneath it when you're laying it in. Otherwise, you're going to have a hard time getting them on later.

Reinstall the battery hold down. Line up the bolt, and start that in a couple threads by hand. Once you've got the hold down started, finish tightening it with your 13 millimeter socket ratchet and extension. Reinstall the positive terminal first. Tighten that up with your 10 millimeter wrench. Repeat that process with the negative side.

Again, be sure not to let the wrench touch anything while you're doing this. If your battery didn't come with a date stamp or date sticker already on it, be sure that you put down the month and year of purchase on your battery. Batteries usually have a 3-5 year warranty on them, depending on the manufacturer, and that's right around the time that most batteries go bad depending on your vehicle's usage. Having this number here will help you remember when your battery's going to be up for maintenance so you can check it out, as opposed to waiting for it to leave you stranded to know you need to replace it. That way, if you do have a battery go bad within the manufacturer's warranty, you're able to get it changed out with a lot less aggravation.

Re-install the battery cover. Hooking the tabs at the front closest to you in first, push down on the back until it locks into place. Set the tabs back in for the module at the top, and slide them forward until they click. Start your vehicle up. You may notice some features like memory seats or your radio station presets or the clock are no longer set as you've removed power from the vehicle. You'll have to reset these things now that the battery's back in place.

Thanks for watching. Visit us at for quality auto parts, fast and free shipping, and the best customer service in the industry.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 13mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 10mm Wrench

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