How to Replace a Battery on a Chevrolet Equinox

by John Rose

Ford enthusiasts often take credit for kicking off the mid-sized SUV revolution with the Explorer, but Chevrolet beat them to the punch by a full seven years with the wildly popular S-10 based Blazer. Even the Explorer's predecessor, the Bronco II, was a year behind Chevrolet. While Ford reigned supreme for almost 20 years, the Blazer's grandson, the Equinox has been outselling Ford's upstart since 2010. In 2013 alone, GM's mid-sized SUV outsold Ford's almost two to one. Oh well -- you had a pretty good run, Henry.

Step 1

Open the hood and locate the battery compartment. It sits under the computer module on the driver’s side, near the fender apron.

Step 2

Remove the three Phillips screws holding the battery cover in place. Lift the cover off and set it aside.

Step 3

Connect a memory saver device to the battery cables or the 12-volt outlet per the manufacturer instructions. the memory saver will preserve your computer's settings, along with those for your radio and seats.

Step 4

Disconnect the negative battery cable with a wrench, and lift it free. Do the same with the positive cable, lift the battery out of the compartment and set it aside.

Step 5

Place the new battery in the compartment. Connect the positive, and then the negative battery cable. Tighten the cables down just snug.

Step 6

Reposition the cover on the battery compartment. Tighten the three Phillips screws. Don’t overtighten the screws or you will damage the threads.

Step 7

Reposition the computer module and make sure it locks into place.

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