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Mazda Protege

How do you change the battery on a 2002 Mazda Protege?

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2008-06-29 18:34:43

Pop the hood. Disconnect the negative battery cable, then the

positive battery cable. If you disconnect the positive first you

could possibly ground out the battery with your wrench causing a

short. Once those have been disconnected the car should have no

power. There is a battery tie down on top of the battery that holds

it in place. On one side of the battery tie down there is a bolt

threaded on to a long rod that continues down to the bottom of the

battery. I believe that bolt is either an 8mm or 10mm. Once that

bolt has been removed the battery tie down bar can be removed and

there is a black plastic box that sits around the battery and that

should lift right up. Once those pieces have been removed the

battery is free to be removed. Follow the same steps in reverse to

install a new battery. The main thing is that when putting the

cables onto the new battery put the positive on first then the

negative.


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