You'll need to remove the side cover, or at least the three screws connecting it on the front (just inside the wheel well), and the one at the top back (just behind the weather strip for the hood that comes down to the top of the side cover). There's also a screw at the bottom of the cover. This one's a pain to loosen or remove. It can only be accessed from the side. I've just loosened it on mine so the side cover bends out enough to remove the battery. I have never re-tightened that bottom screw and had no trouble with the side cover staying in place.AnswerThe bottom screw only needs to be loosened The plastic panel is slotted so you can slide it out once all the other screws are removed. The screw goes into a steel clip with threads that is held in place by the mount. Be careful not to crack the panel boss. IUt should slide out easily then allow complete access to the battery area. You need room in the back to loosen the hold down screw and rubber.
You have to fully remove the three wheel well torx screws and the top, one in the back of the panel near the door jam by pushing the weather stripping aside
The whole plastic panel then removes like a side cover on a motorcycle
Some people still remove all the cruise control and supports taking hours because they don't know this. I can change my battery in about 5 minutes so you can gauge yourself
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5 minutes is a bit optimistic. 5 minutes to figure out what tools to use is more like it. Here's what I used. On the top bolt, use a 10 mm wrench. On the bottom bolt (which can only be seen if you lie down and look between the fender extension and the rocker panel) also use a 10 mm wrench. For the 3 screws on the inner fender, use a torx 30. For the hold down bolt on the battery, use a 13 mm socket, ratchet and extension. For the battery cable leads, use a 9 mm wrench. Finally, if you can start the engine, use the Power Steering to turn the front wheels so that you can get easier access to the 3 screws on the inner fender.
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possibly battery. or alternator problem
you pull the release latch on the drivers side of the instrument cluster, it is all mechanical and does not need battery power
Connect the positive cable to the positive battery post on the donor car and on the Corvette. Connect the negative cable to some metal part of each vehicle, such as the engine. Be careful of the fan blades on each car. Let the donor car run for approximately 15 minutes to put a slight charge in the battery on the Corvette before you attempt to start it. Start the Corvette and as soon as it starts disconnect the battery cables.
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Well is your battery putting out enough voltage to power the gauges? On my 66 corvette I have to really step on the gas and then my gauge lights come on.
If you have a V8 in you Monte now the corvette engine should bolt right in but you will have to change the wiring and computer.
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The battery location on a 1972 Corvette is behind the driver's seat. There is a small door behind the seat that hides the battery.
== == The option list on a 1987 Corvette is on a label stuck to the underside of the console cover.
I have a 1979 corvette and had the same problem. what I did was change the starter and the battery. it starts better than my new car.
To replace the battery on a 1979 Corvette, disconnect the battery cables using the proper tool. Remove the bar that holds the battery in place and pull out the battery. Place the new battery in and reconnect the cables.
In the battery compartment, behind the drivers seat.
Where is the spare tire located on a 1987 Corvette? Under the back of the car below the CORVETTE, use the lug wrench to lower it the jack is on top of the tire.
It depends on the model.
The fiberglass panel at the side of the battery has to be removed and the battery is removed sideways.
Stop by your local dealer and he will do it for just the cost of the batt. and you will not have to wait or worry about damaging the unit.
Changing the battery luckily is one of the easiest things to do on the Corvette! It also is something you should really try to check often also. This is so that there is no chance of battery acid dripping down to the main computers that are right under the battery. Feel free to go on over to Smokinvette.com for even more help! Good luck!
I got mines up to 165 in a automatic, but did a couple of mods like change the heads and etc