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This guide provides 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 an easy task that can be completed in less than 30 minutes. 

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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 most Nissan vehicles' batteries. 


  1. Park the Nissan on level ground. Set the parking brakes and remove the key from the ignition. If a Nissan has a proximity key, turn off the ignition by pressing the Start/Stop button. If the battery is completely dead, use the emergency key inserted in your keyfob to unlock the driver's door. park nissan to change battery


  2. Pull the hood release located under the dashboard on the driver's side. open hood to change nissan battery

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  3. 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. release nissan hood in order to change battery


  4. Secure the hood in the open position using the prop rod. If the Nissan has gas hood struts, the hood will stay up on its own. prop up nissan hood to change battery
  5. Locate the battery on the driver's side in the engine bay.  

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    Location of battery on Nissan Altima
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    Location of battery on Nissan Rogue
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    Location of the car battery on Nissan Sentra. 


  6. Use a 10mm open-end wrench to loosen the negative battery terminal. You don't need to remove the bolt completely; get it loose enough to pull up the clamp.2011-2017 Nissan Quest Change car battery at home negative termnial  
  7. Next, locate the positive battery terminal. The positive terminal has a red plastic cover with the + symbol on top you need to lift to expose the terminal battery positive terminalLoosen the positive terminal 10mm nut and disconnect the positive battery terminal.  
  8. Next, loosen the 10mm nut on the battery clamp. Nissan car battery replacement, nuts that need to be removed to change batteryRemove the bracket that holds the battery in place.
  9. Use a terminal cleaning brush to remove oxidation and corrosion from the terminals. 
  10. Remove the old battery from the vehicle. Carefully insert the new battery into the tray. 
  11. Reinstall the battery bracket. Don't over-tighten the battery clamp.  nissan battery clamp


  12. 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.install new nissan car battery altima sentra maxima quest
  13. 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 the windows one-touch feature and reset radio preset stations.

We hope that you found this DIY guide on how to change a battery on Nissan Quest helpful. If you have any tips that may help Nissan Quest owners, please use the comments section below.

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. 

  • The engine turns over slowly.
  • The battery dies quickly if the lights are kept on, but the engine is off.
  • Nissan does not start.
  • The battery is dead or does not hold a charge.
  • Nissan has no power or lights.

If a Nissan battery is over seven 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 you see a Nissan battery in a few rare cases that last up to 10 years.