Can’t start your Toyota due to a dead battery? Learn how to fix the problem by replacing the battery of your Toyota vehicle. Follow the procedures below.
What you will need
- New Car Battery
- 10mm Open End Wrench
- Battery Terminal Brush
- Battery Protector
- Electrical Tape
- Safety Glasses
- Park the vehicle on level ground. Set the parking brake and turn off the ignition.
- Open the hood of your car by pulling the release lever under the left side of the driver’s dashboard.
- Slide your hand under the hood and depress the safety lever under the hood to open the hood.
- Locate the battery in the engine bay.
- Gently remove the battery terminal covers (Be careful to avoid bridging the battery with tools)
- Use the 10mm open-end wrench to loosen (not remove) the nut on the negative battery terminal.
The negative terminal is denoted with a negative sign “–” next to the battery post. Disconnect the negative terminal from the battery post.
- Remove the positive (red cable) from the battery positive (+) post. Isolate both ends of the connectors to avoid shorts.
- Use a 10mm wrench to remove the bracket on top of the battery.https://vimeo.com/243100611
- Clean the battery bay and the connectors to remove any acidic residue that has built up over time.
Changing the car battery on a Toyota is an easy job that you can perform at home. Do not short the battery terminals, or you risk causing electrical problems or blowing a fuse, which will prevent you from starting your Toyota. We do not recommend using a backup battery to keep the vehicle powered on as you change the battery.
We hope you find the Toyota Battery Replacement DIY guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Toyota.