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Has anyone tried to replace the battery yet? It looks like the shroud over the wheel and maybe the front fender had to be removed. When I asked a tech at the dealer I think he must have been new because he said he thinks he could get it out. I convinced him to look in the shop manual and sure enough, the shroud has to come out but not sure about the fender.

I don't much like the service department removing body parts, I can never be sure it will look right again. Is this something the body shop would do?
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Has anyone tried to replace the battery yet? It looks like the shroud over the wheel and maybe the front fender had to be removed. When I asked a tech at the dealer I think he must have been new because he said he thinks he could get it out. I convinced him to look in the shop manual and sure enough, the shroud has to come out but not sure about the fender.

I don't much like the service department removing body parts, I can never be sure it will look right again. Is this something the body shop would do?
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Yes you have to take the panel off and yes many people have switched batteries. Several have switched to Optimas and Brailles.
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No Big deal - Just take caring in sliding the battery out - not to touch the posts on the black cross rail (at the same time Replacing the Battery-battery-removed.jpg
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Great ! thanks for the help, looks like I can do it myself.

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Has anyone tried to replace the battery yet? It looks like the shroud over the wheel and maybe the front fender had to be removed. When I asked a tech at the dealer I think he must have been new because he said he thinks he could get it out. I convinced him to look in the shop manual and sure enough, the shroud has to come out but not sure about the fender.

I don't much like the service department removing body parts, I can never be sure it will look right again. Is this something the body shop would do?

check my post hopefully it will help. I changed the oem battery and install a lightweight battery my 15lb battery

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