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    2005 Renault Scenic Grand. Battery knackered (so I was reliably informed by dear ol AA).

    Need to replace it. (Does not seem like the sort of thing I can buy online from Amazon, Ha).

    But don't want to roll up at a garage to be fleeced either.

    Is it just a simple job to take old one out and slot in new one?

    Any help appreciated guys

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    Usually very easy but I have no experience of Renaults. 2x 10mm bolts holding terminals onto the battery. Remove negative first when removing. Attach negative last when fitting (there is a good reason trust me). Only thing to be aware of is if your stereo is coded, it may ask for a code - which will probably be on a card or in the manual that came with the car.

    Batteries tend to be expensive at Halfords so try Eurocarparts or a local motorfactors.

    Try performancebatteries.co.uk , have used on both mine and wife`s car. Delivered next day.
    To remove battery you need to remove the two connector on the battery. Remove the negative lead first then the positive lead. There should be a bracket holding the battery in place that also needs removing.

    Refit in reverse.

    we just bought one ours was aound £40 at a small motorfactors with 12months warranty-i was quoted as much as £78 tho so shop around-if you live in the north west i can tell you where we got ours?


    edit-well maybe it will help others too...its a motorfactors next to parr fire station (used to be a pub) postcode will be wa9 st helens (worth a call if you can get there)

    Performance batteries quote £58 but i dont know if its plus vat or delivery..i didnt get that far.

    Edited by: "plumberman01" 3rd May 2011

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    Many thanks as ever guys

    Nothing surprises me now......they are online and delivered oO I like it.

    Oh yes and the car radio. Buggered every time car fails to start so have given up until new battery No radio and back passenger window cruises up and down at it's leisure (_;)

    **** easy to change a car battery if ya stereo doesn't have a code or you know the code.

    2 terminals that are undone with a spanner and usually 1 bolt holding the bracket on that secures the battery.

    Could try Parkers if you have one near you. You just need the correct one for ya car. An equivilent will do.

    PS: A good trick to changing a battery without the code is to connect jump leads from another car to the battery cables on the car you are changing battery on. Whilst these are connected the car stereo never loses power. You must be careful though not to short the leads onto anything including the car body (as that is the negative on 99% of cars) or you could blow both cars systems.
    Edited by: "CyDoNiA" 3rd May 2011

    Original Poster

    Can live without radio until new battery in, then I re-set radio.

    Unreliability is getting me down..will it ...won't it start.

    Price of battery is the issue now

    Halfords batteries seem to be expensive, but they do have at least a 3yr warranty. If your local motor factor offers a cheaper price with same warranty, halfords will match it and you will most likely get a better battery.

    iglimpse

    Unreliability is getting me down..will it ...won't it start.


    Batteries fail. and if it's the original at 6 years old it's done well. Batteries are generally seen as consumables and when you take your car in for a service they don't do anything to check them or the electrolyte level anymore. Just a case of waiting for it to fail and replacing. A battery is cheaper than an engine though.
    Edited by: "anewman" 3rd May 2011

    don't forget ebay, strange that they post something like that but they do.

    greg_68

    don't forget ebay, strange that they post something like that but they do.


    They need to be posted properly, they can and do leak, and what comes out is acid. I would personally not buy a car battery from the internet unless I was certain they specialised in batteries and knew how to send them.

    anewman

    They need to be posted properly, they can and do leak, and what comes out … They need to be posted properly, they can and do leak, and what comes out is acid. I would personally not buy a car battery from the internet unless I was certain they specialised in batteries and knew how to send them.




    lol...I don't mean old tom, dick or fred I mean there are loads of battery suppliers/shops on ebay now who I am sure know the way to post their items safely.

    Edited by: "greg_68" 3rd May 2011

    Original Poster

    Many thanks guys. (_;)

    Not surprised they are on the internet, great for price comparisons but amazed can be posted, did not expect that (_;) But that is what I love about this site........never stop learning!!

    Will let you know how I get on
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