In this guide, you will find step-by-step instructions on how to charge a dead Toyota car battery.
How to Change Toyota Battery
In this guide, you will find step-by-step instructions on how to change a Toyota battery.
- 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 located under the left side of the driver’s dashboard side.
- 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.
- Clean the battery bay and the connectors to remove any acidic residue that has built up over time.
- Remove old battery and fit in your new battery carefully on to the battery tray.
- Reinstall the bracket. Do not overtighten the bracket or you will risk cracking the battery case.
- Connect the positive terminal first and make sure it is tight and secure.
- Connect the negative terminal last.
- Spray battery terminal protector. Reinstall the battery terminal covers.
- Dispose of your old battery properly. If you were charged a core fee when the new battery was purchased, return it to the store to receive a core refund.
- Press unlock on your keyfob. Enter the vehicle and start the engine by pressing the Start/Stop button.
- Synchronize your windows and set your radio stations.
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.