In this guide, you will find step-by-step instructions with pictures and video clips on how to change the battery on a Nissan vehicle. Replacing the battery on a Nissan is easy and 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, Kicks.
What you will need
This is a list of tools and parts you will need to change the battery on most Nissan vehicles.
- 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
- Park your Nissan on level ground. Set the parking brakes and remove the key from the ignition. If your Nissan has proximity key, turn off the ignition by pressing the Start/Stop button. If your battery is completely dead, use the emergency key inserted in your keyfob to unlock the driver's door.
- Pull the hood release located under the dashboard on the driver's side.
If you need further help with this step watch this video.
- 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.
- Secure the hood in the open position using the prop rod. If your Nissan has gas hood struts, the hood will stay up on its own.
- Locate the battery on the driver side in the engine bay.
- Use a 10mm open-end wrench to loosen the negative battery terminal. You don't need to completely remove the bolt, simply get it loose enough and you will be able to pull up the clamp.
- Next, locate the positive battery terminal. The positive terminal has a red plastic cover with the + symbol on top which you need to lift up to expose the terminal clamp.Loosen the positive terminal 10mm nut and disconnect the positive battery terminal.
- Next loosen the 10mm nut on the battery clamp. Remove the bracket that holds the battery in place.
- Use a terminal cleaning brush to remove oxidation and corrosion from the terminals.
- Remove the old battery from the vehicle. Carefully insert the new battery in the tray.
- Reinstall the battery bracket. Don't over tighten the battery clamp.
- Connect the positive terminal first. Lastly, connect the negative terminal. It is recommended to use battery terminal fiber washers to prevent corrosion of the battery terminals.
- 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 windows one-touch feature and reset radio preset stations.
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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.
- Engine turns over slowly
- Battery dies quickly if you keep lights on, engine off
- Nissan does not start
- The battery is dead or does not hold a charge
- Nissan has no power or lights
If your Nissan battery is over 7 years old, it is time to consider replacing the battery.
How long does a Nissan battery last?
- Typically a Nissan car battery will last between 4 to 6 years. If a few rare cases, you may see a Nissan battery that lasts up to 10 years.