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How to Replace the Battery on a Honda Fit

DIY Cost: $ 65-$130
Est. Time: 20 - 40 mins
Difficulty: Easy

Summary

Step-by-step procedure on how to clean and replace the battery on a Honda Fit, model years 2007-2012.

What you will need

Procedure

  1. Open the hood. Pull the hood release under the dashboard and go to the front; then unlock the hood latch and pull the hood up. 
  2. Locate the battery on the driver's side of the engine compartment.The battery of the 2011 Honda Fit.

     

  3. Disconnect the negative terminal by loosening the 10mm bolt and pulling the battery terminal out from the battery post.Removing the negative terminal of the battery.
  4. Disconnect the positive terminal by loosening the 10mm bolt and pulling the battery terminal out from the battery post.Removing the positive terminal of the battery.

     

  5. Remove the battery bracket in order to pull the battery out from the vehicle.Removing the battery of the vehicle.

     

  6. Clean the battery terminals using a battery corrosion brush.Cleaning the negative terminal of the battery.
  7. Get the new battery or clean the battery post using the battery corrosion brush and recharge the battery.The Battery Corrosion Brush

     

  8. Place the battery back on the battery tray and reinstall the bracket.Putting the battery back to the vehicle.

     

  9. Connect the positive terminal back to the battery and tighten the 10mm bolt.Putting the positive terminal of the battery.

     

  10. Connect the negative terminal back to the battery and tighten the 10mm bolt.Reinstalling the negative terminal of the battery.

     

How to Replace the Battery on a Honda Fit What you will need 10mm Wrench Car Battery Group size: 151R Cold Cranking Amps: 370A min Battery Corrosion Brush Procedure Open the hood.