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Did this last night (12-11-06). Underneath the "gadget" (I don't know what it is actually) there is a bolt that afixes the gadget to a metal bracket. The best way to actually see the head of the bolt is to look between the small crack between the "gadget" and the battery. That bracket holds the side of the battery closest to the front of the car in place as well. This bolt is VERY hard to see/get to. You'll need a wrench 1/2" size. You should reach down the right side of "gadget" to get the wrench in place. The space is really tight, and you may not even be able to see, just have to go by feel. In order to turn the wrench you may need to pull some free-hanging wires/cables towards the driver side headlight. Due to limited space for the handle of the wrench to move, at MOST, you'll only get a quarter turn each time. So it takes a long time. Once the bolt is loose enough (you don't need to completely take the bolt out), the bracket will be loose enough to pull the battery out and put the new one in.

The gadget is the fan cooling sensor, and after I struggled as above to remove the battery I read the book at Murrys. The fan cooling sensor can be lifted right up just pry with a flat head screw driver and pull up. Mine was kind of stuck but one good tug and it came right up.

2008-01-21 21:00:14
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Q: How to remove the gadget in front of the battery on Saturn L200 to remove the battery?
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