How to Replace Lexus Car battery

How to Replace Lexus Car battery

Est. Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Intermediate
This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to replace a Lexus car battery.


What you will need


  1. Pull the hood release under the hood. 2015-Lexus-NX-200T release lever
  2. Slide your hand under the hood and depress the safety lever under the hood to open the hood.1991-Lexus-LS400 opening hood
    • 1991-Lexus-LS400 opening hood 2016-Lexus-GX-460
    • 2016-Lexus-GX-460 opening hood2007-Lexus-IS-250 opening hood
    • 2007-Lexus-IS-250 opening hood
  3. Gently remove the battery terminal covers (Be careful to avoid bridging the battery with tools)2004-Lexus-ES-330 removing battery covers
    • Removing battery covers on 2004-Lexus-ES-330 removing battery covers on 2010-Lexus-ES-350
    • Removing battery covers on 2010-Lexus-ES-350
  4. Use the 10 mm open-end wrench to loosen (not remove) the nut on the negative battery terminal. The negative terminal is designated with a negative sign “-.”Lexus ES350 2010 battery negative terminal
    • Lexus ES350 2010 battery negative terminal
  5. Disconnect the negative terminal from the battery post. 
  6. Remove the positive (red cable) from the battery positive (+) post. Isolate both ends of the connectors to avoid shorts. 2010-Lexus-ES-350 battery positive terminal
    • 2010-Lexus-ES-350 battery positive terminal
  7. Use a 10 mm wrench to remove the bracket on top of the battery. lexus battery bracket
  8. Remove the old battery.
  9. Clean the battery bay and the connectors to remove the corrosion which builds up over time.
  10. Fit in your new battery carefully on the battery tray. 
  11. Reinstall the bracket. Do not over-tighten the bracket, or you risk cracking the battery case. 2016-Lexus-GX-460 battery bracket
  12. Use a wire brush to clean the battery terminals. 
  13. Connect the positive terminal first and make sure it is tight and secure.
  14. Connect the negative terminal last. 
  15. Reinstall the battery terminal covers.
  16. 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. 
  17. Press unlock on your keyfob. Enter the vehicle and start the engine. If your car has a keyless start, start the engine by pressing the Start/Stop button. start lexus after chaning battery


  18. Synchronize windows and set radio stations. 

Changing the car battery on a Lexus 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 Lexus. 

We do not recommend using a backup battery to keep the vehicle powered on when changing the battery. 

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