When it comes to replacing the battery on your Honda CR-V, there’s no reason why you should need to take it to a garage to have the work carried out. In just a few steps, we’ll show you how you can replace the battery yourself, saving yourself a small fortune on the cost of going to a main dealer, whilst still replacing with a genuine Honda battery.
What You’ll Need
- - Genuine Honda 12v Battery
- - Battery Terminal Puller
- - Socket Wrench
- - Wire Brushes
- - Flathead Screwdriver
1. Locate The Battery & Remove The Metal Holder
On a CR-V, you’ll find the battery under the bonnet, just behind the slanted headlight box. You’ll then need to remove the metal holder using a flathead screwdriver, taking out the screws which hold the plate in place. You shouldn’t have any difficulty with this and it shouldn’t take long at all to take the plate off.
2. Disconnect The Cable & Lift Out The Battery
Using a battery terminal puller, disconnect the cable from the terminals before lifting the battery out of the compartment. Be careful at all times to wear gloves whilst replacing a battery.
3. Clean The Surface & Connector Cables With A Wire Brush
Using a wire brush, clean the surface which holds the battery and wipe it down with a damp cloth. At the same time, clean the inside of the connector cables to keep the contacts clean and as a simple matter of general maintenance whilst you’re carrying out the replacement.
4. Fit The New Battery
You’re ready to fit the new battery, taking care to replace the correct cable ends to the terminals and that you tighten the connectors securely using your socket wrench. Replace the battery holder, once again taking care to secure properly and you’re done!
It really shouldn’t take much longer than half an hour to replace the battery on your Honda CR-V, even if you’re doing it for the first time. In many instances, you’ll be able to carry out the job far quicker, saving yourself a small fortune when compared to the cost of taking it to a garage to have done.
We stock a wide range of Honda CR-V batteries as part of our range of genuine Honda parts and range of Honda CR-V parts, all of which are available to buy online at highly competitive prices. As part of Cox Motor Group, main Honda dealers, we offer nothing but genuine parts with a fantastic level of customer service and after sales support.