How To Change a Honda Rancher Batteryby Robert Good
The Honda Rancher is a large all-terrain vehicle. The battery in your Honda Rancher is what powers all of the electric components that you need while on the trails or ranch. Your Honda dealer will have the replacement battery for the specific year and model of your Rancher. The battery on the Honda Rancher is in a compartment under the seat, toward the rear of the compartment. You will need a Phillips head screwdriver to remove the battery mounts before you pull the old battery.
Park your Honda Rancher on a flat surface with plenty of room to work comfortably. Turn off your Honda Rancher and let the engine cool off before you start to work.
Locate the hand switch that opens the seat. The locking switch is either under the seat toward the gas tank or at the rear of the seat. Place your palm on the seat and bend your fingers over the edge of the seat and squeeze the small black handle to release the seat from the mechanism that locks it into place.
Pull the seat up and off of the Honda Rancher. The battery is the square box with two wires connected to the top. Use the Phillips head screwdriver to loosen the screws securing the wires to the top of the battery. Pull the wires up and off of the battery.
Remove the battery mounts using the Phillips head screwdriver. Unscrew the screws on the mounts on the left and right side of the battery. Push the mounts aside and pull the battery out of the housing.
Place the new battery into the battery housing, reconnect the mounts and tighten the mounts using the Phillips head screwdriver, reconnect the battery wire and tighten the securing screw using the Phillips head screwdriver, and replace the seat, snapping it into place.
- "Honda Rancher, Recon & TRX250EX ATV's (Owners Workshop Manual);" by Editors of Haynes Manuals; Jan 15, 2010
Things You'll Need
- Phillips head screwdriver
- Replacement battery
Living in Tucson, Ariz., Robert Good has been writing from 2003 on a wide variety of subjects ranging from sports, gardening and cooking to auto repair, home maintenance and travel. Good holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of the State of New York.