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.
stick a screwdriver down the back side and pry up lightly while pushing up from the bottom with your other hand
use a 10mm wrench and remove the battery from the trunk compartment, and replace it with the new battery
Remove the positive cable from your 1998 Saturn battery. Remove the cables from the front of the starter. Remove the starter retaining bolts. Reverse the process to install the new starter.
Remove the positive battery cable from your 2000 Saturn battery. Remove the cables from the front of the starter. Remove the three starter retaining bolts. Reverse the process to install the new starter.
The battery in the Saturn Vue is located under the hood on the driver's side, near the front of the car.
First you have to slide off the computer looking thing in front of the battery, you should then see the metal plate it was attached to - which is also holding down the battery... simply remove it with a wrench and disconect the battery cables (black first) and the battery should slide right out.
I think you have to remove the driver's side front tire and the battery is up in front of that. Believe it or not!
Remove - battery cable Remove + battery cable Remove hold-down bolt on front bottom of battery tray Remove battery
You need to remove the panel from in front of the passenger side front tire to access the battery. You will also have to remove the air filter housing to get at the battery hold down so you can remove the battery. Hope this helped.
remove the front light and you will see the battery
Remove left front wheel, remove inner fender well, remove battery.
it is in front of the pass front tire. to remove it you have to take the tire off. you can also remove the air filter to get more access to the battery.
Jack up left front of vehicle and remove left front tire. Remove left front inner splash guard.remove battery holdown,negative battery terminal and thenpositive terminal.Remove battery through inner fender well and replace with new.reverse order for installation.
Remove the driver side front wheel, remove the inner fender liner, remove the tie down bracket, remove the battery cables and then the battery
Remove driver side front tire. remove inner fender liner. Battery is inside the front fender wheel.
the battery is in front of the tire on the passenger side. Remove the plastic cover in front of the tire
You remove the left front tire, the left fender liner, and then can remove the battery.
remove right front tire. rf inner fender liner, then you can get to the battery
Remove front driver side tire. remove panel in tire well. Battery is in there..
Remove driver side front tire. Remove inner fender liner. Remove battery. Reverse steps.
pry up the cover from the outside of the handle and remove the 7 mm screws front and back
It is a side mount battery. Shut off everything in vehicle. Use a Phillips head to remove the three screws that hold down the battery cover. (Front driver side) Use a wrench to remove bolts on the battery cable. Positive side first. When those are out you will need a socket with a 10" extender arm to remove the bolt that clamps the battery in place. it is on the bottom side of the battery on the inside side. You can reach it from the top with the extender. If I can do it anyone can do it. Sorry I do not remember the size socket and wrench.
To gain access to the battery, remove the front tire on the drivers side. The battery is located behind the wheel liner towards the front of the car.
The easiest way is to raise the left front of the car, place a jack stand under the frame, then remove the left front wheel. In the front of the wheel well, between the front headlight, there is a plastic cover that is held in with plastic push pins and Phillips head screws around the fender. Remove all the pins and screws and remove the panel to expose the battery. The battery may have a heater pad around it. To remove the battery, first remove the negative cable on the connector under the hood and on the left front of the shock absorber housing. Now, go to the battery and loosen the two hold down nuts on top of the center top of the battery holder, then remove the negative cable first. This will cause the negative cable to be free and fall out. Now, remove the positive cable from the battery and your battery should be ready to come out.
The battery is located in front of the left front wheel. You will need to remove the inner fender liner to access.