Battery removal

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Widetrak
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Battery removal

Post by Widetrak » Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:41 pm

Hi folks is there a particular way of removing the battery as it’s an incredibly tight squeeze & I’m worried about damaging something.Thanks

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Re: Battery removal

Post by shebee » Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:17 pm

Find someone with slim fingers and gently wiggle it is my method :oops:
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Re: Battery removal

Post by Widetrak » Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:16 pm

Ok thanks but any suggestions how to get the battery out?😜

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Re: Battery removal

Post by Crap Tartan » Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:41 pm

Remove side panel, drill hole in side of battery box at bottom, it’s easy to do as it’s plastic (don’t drill into battery!!)
Use a small screwdriver in hole to lever battery upwards to grab hold of.........
How do I know this you say...........

I have a hole already!
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Re: Battery removal

Post by andybaggies » Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:47 am

I remove, what I think is the air pressure sensor that is mounted on the inside on the left had side. A small black box held by a single screw/bolt with a prong on it.

That gives you a little more space to start wiggling him backwards and upwards and you'll probably find you'll also need to press the wiring loom on the right hand side out of the way. Removing the coolant overflow pipe also gives better access to the positive leads.

When installing make sure you get the battery fully down it's cubby hole as it's easy for it to catch on one of the tray's mouldings and for you to think that's as far as it will go. It lies pretty much horizontal so getting your fingers underneath and lifting a little will help it push it down as far as it will go.

Oh, and one last thing you also need to remove the tool roll rubber strap bracket which is a right old fiddle and you'll no doubt drop and lose the bolt.

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Re: Battery removal

Post by nickst4 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:05 am

Widetrak wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:16 pm
Ok thanks but any suggestions how to get the battery out?😜
TeeHee! :lol:

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Re: Battery removal

Post by Widetrak » Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:33 pm

Thanks for all the replies people,will have a go over the weekend 👍

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