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Old 09-11-09, 06:35 PM   #1
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Default Changing Car Battery.......NOT KEYFOB HELP!

so my appointment is set for tomorrow but i needed a battery ASAP as i was going to need a boost in the morning, thinking its a simple install.

Not exactly, the battery is held by this arm that i have removed. should slide right out right. NOOOOOOOO! it doesn't it has a clamp that is attached to the plastic housing that is on top of the battery as if its a brace, little plastic piece.

the problem with that is that this piece is holding the positive terminal which prohibits the plastic housing from sliding off of the battey.

Long story short how do i remove the positive terminal from that little plastic piece. it has a little metal tab that holds it to the plastic but its riveted on, maybe a little extra force.

any help, anyone done this before?
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Old 09-11-09, 06:48 PM   #2
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Old 09-11-09, 06:59 PM   #3
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Ummm....take it to a place that will replace the battery for you?
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Old 09-11-09, 07:20 PM   #5
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i got it, stupid clamps are a PITA they pop off just have to use a lot of force, thanks anyway............Im pretty sure this will be helpful to anyone that tries to do this job.

use a flathead screw driver and pop it open.
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I just forced the plastic casing off to the right, it's pretty flexible. Also, don't panic when your windows don't work, you have to reprogram them by pretending to roll each one down and back up from the drivers seat, then actually doing it from each window. Then do it from the drivers seat.
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I just forced the plastic casing off to the right, it's pretty flexible. Also, don't panic when your windows don't work, you have to reprogram them by pretending to roll each one down and back up from the drivers seat, then actually doing it from each window. Then do it from the drivers seat.
Welcome to CL. Appreciate you trying to help this person but look at the date. This post was back in 2009.
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Old 07-11-14, 12:52 PM   #8
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^But hey, how many noobs search first? LOL!
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The positive battery cable clamp is the part of the IS I hate the most, haha.

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I just took mine out.....hate it when there's no space (And I have big hands).....
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Old 11-26-14, 07:23 AM   #11
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I just took mine out.....hate it when there's no space (And I have big hands).....
Thank for taking the time to post mr. tgreenberg (on 07-10-14 07:08 PM) - your post wasn't the last one I found on how to avoid the 'box cutter' method for removing the Battery Casing - it was the first, and it led me to another post that did the trick. Just wanted to say thanks.

solution for me was the last post in a 6 page thread that had a !picture! of what the guy was describing. he had two useful facts to share...1. use a very long handled flat-head screwdriver and 2. stick it into the narrow slot where the latchlatch connects to the thing.

anyway, thanks a lot. saved me from going nuclear on my wife's car. the best solution was from the second post in this thread....take it to the dealer/fav mechanic.

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weird, when I replaced my battery it slide right out. Only brace i had to remove was the top one holding down the entire battery. Too bad the new battery from Canadian tires would only fit if I didnt have the housing...its still held down tight tho.
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My battery in my key fob is dying. I have an appointment to get it swapped out at the dealership tomorrow for $59.99. Thank God for Lexus dealers. Ha ha ha.
I'm pretty sure if you know how to change a lightbulb you can change the key fob battery. -.-
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^what he means is the battery on the key fob is super easy to replace + the battery only costs a couple of dollars. You shouldnt be happy paying an extra $55+ for literally 20 seconds of their time LOL
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