Nissan Battery Replacement Guide

Nissan Battery Replacement Guide

Learn how to change the battery on a Nissan vehicle. Replacing the battery on a Nissan is an easy task that can be completed in less than 30 minutes.

These instructions will help you replace the battery on your Nissan Sentra, Altima, Maxima, Rogue, Cube, Frontier, Murano, Pathfinder, Tiran, and Kicks.

What you will need

You will need this list of tools and parts to change most Nissan vehicles’ batteries.

  • Battery Group 24F or 35
    • The correct battery group is printed on top of the old battery. It can also be found in your owner’s manual. Group size 24F and 35 are the most common battery sizes used in Nissan vehicles.
    • CCA 550 A or higher.
  • Battery Protector
  • 10mm open-end wrench
  • Terminal Cleaning Brush


  1. Park the Nissan on level ground. Set the parking brakes and remove the key from the ignition. If a Nissan has a proximity key, turn off the ignition by pressing the Start/Stop button. If the battery is completely dead, use the emergency key inserted in your keyfob to unlock the driver’s door. park nissan to change battery
  2. Pull the hood release located under the dashboard on the driver’s side. open hood to change nissan batteryIf you need further help with this step, watch this video.
  3. Go to the front of the vehicle. Now that the hood is popped up, you can slide your hand underneath to release the hood latch. release nissan hood in order to change battery
  4. Secure the hood in the open position using the prop rod. If the Nissan has gas hood struts, the hood will stay on its own. prop up nissan hood to change battery
  5. Locate the battery on the driver’s side in the engine bay.
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  6. Use a 10mm open-end wrench to loosen the negative battery terminal. You don’t need to remove the bolt; get it loose enough to pull up the clamp.2011-2017 Nissan Quest Change car battery at home negative termnial
  7. Next, locate the positive battery terminal. The positive terminal has a red plastic cover with the + symbol on top you need to lift to expose the terminal battery positive terminal Loosen the positive terminal 10mm nut and disconnect the positive battery terminal.
  8. Next, loosen the 10mm nut on the battery clamp. Nissan car battery replacement, nuts that need to be removed to change batteryRemove the bracket that holds the battery in place.
  9. Use a terminal cleaning brush to remove oxidation and corrosion from the terminals.
  10. Remove the old battery from the vehicle. Carefully insert the new battery into the tray.
  11. Reinstall the battery bracket. Don’t over-tighten the battery clamp.
  12. Connect the positive terminal first. Lastly, connect the negative terminal. Using battery terminal fiber washers is recommended to prevent corrosion of the battery terminals.
  13. Spray terminal protector on the battery posts and clamps. A battery protector helps seal the metal surfaces. It helps reduce corrosion and improves current flow.

That’s it! You have successfully replaced the car battery on your Nissan vehicle. Now it is time to start the car. If needed, follow the instructions found in your owner’s manual to synchronize the windows one-touch feature and reset radio preset stations.

We hope you found this DIY guide on changing a battery on Nissan Quest helpful. Please use the comments section below if you have any tips that may help Nissan Quest owners.

How do I know that I need to replace my Nissan battery?

You can perform a battery test using a battery analyzer. You can also pay attention to the typical symptoms of a dead battery. Symptoms that your Nissan battery needs to be replaced include.

  • The engine turns over slowly.
  • The battery dies quickly if the lights are kept on, but the engine is off.
  • Nissan does not start.
  • The battery is dead or does not hold a charge.
  • Nissan has no power or lights.

If a Nissan battery is over seven years old, it is time to consider replacing it.

How long does a Nissan battery last?

  • Typically a Nissan car battery will last between 4 to 6 years.

We hope you find the Nissan Battery Replacement Guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Nissan

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Good information but doesn’t mention preserving the vehicle’s memory during the battery change.