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Offline DeepBlueGXP

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The Correct Battery Removal and Installation Videos
« on: August 28, 2010, 10:29:39 PM »
I did this using Deedle's 2009 Solstice GXP Coupe, but the process is the same for all Kappas
It took 5 minutes to remove and 6 minutes to install with panel adjustments. 

Hyperviper captured the video for me.

Removal video

http://vimeo.com/14513041

Installation Video

http://vimeo.com/14513086

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Re: The Correct Battery Removal and Installation Videos
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2010, 10:45:10 PM »
Awesome video DeepBlueGXP, and Joe you make it seem so easy.  I would recommend that this thread should be made a sticky thread on the forum.  Would be a great help to those needing to remove the battery.
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Re: The Correct Battery Removal and Installation Videos
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2010, 02:52:54 AM »
I would spend at least 10-15 minutes extra once it is off and clean the areas you normally never have access to.
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Re: The Correct Battery Removal and Installation Videos
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2010, 03:18:35 AM »
A great couple of videos! I got to see the disassembly done quickly but with a plan for a proper reassembly. Now I want one of those ooga horns! Thanks again ... Craig
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Re: The Correct Battery Removal and Installation Videos
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2010, 05:10:11 AM »
one of the most usefull posts ever!!!
now, i can change battery on my own, clean those areas, maybe work on removing the fake Sky air outlets or just practice and practice to outbeat your outstanding 14.25 min record!  :thumbs:
Thanx a lot DBG!
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Re: The Correct Battery Removal and Installation Videos
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2010, 11:00:02 AM »
Great vid Deepblue. Hey, can you do another one showing how to jack the car up and get jack stands on all four corners?

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Re: The Correct Battery Removal and Installation Videos
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2010, 03:42:06 PM »
Flyin' fingers!!!  Great vid - doesn't look so hard.  Thanks DBG and HyperViper!
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Re: The Correct Battery Removal and Installation Videos
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2010, 06:01:30 PM »
Great video, thank you Joe, appreciated that you use milliliters tools  :yay:

Great vid Deepblue. Hey, can you do another one showing how to jack the car up and get jack stands on all four corners?
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Still unsure if I lift mine correctly.
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Re: The Correct Battery Removal and Installation Videos
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2010, 06:23:11 PM »
I was able to remove the battery without removing the framework that you did.  Maybe because I don't have the ugga horn.  Also, if you remove the negative post first, you don't have to worry about shorting to ground when removing the positive post.
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Re: The Correct Battery Removal and Installation Videos
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2010, 07:52:07 AM »
Thanks to you and the videographer for doing this.  As I said in another post a video maintenance forum would be great idea.

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Re: The Correct Battery Removal and Installation Videos
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2010, 02:22:02 PM »
Very informative, thanks! :thumbs:

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Re: The Correct Battery Removal and Installation Videos
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2010, 02:25:34 PM »
GM just removed and replaced mine, as it was still under warranty. Nice to get a good look at the process though. :thumbs:

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Re: The Correct Battery Removal and Installation Videos
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2012, 09:28:28 AM »
Is this still the best way to change the battery or is it better to just peel back the wheelhouse liner?
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Re: The Correct Battery Removal and Installation Videos
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2012, 01:03:41 PM »
Bumping this up for me. I hope you don't mind. :(
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Re: The Correct Battery Removal and Installation Videos
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2012, 04:57:14 PM »
Followed the steps in the video when I changed mine a while ago. Piece o' cake!
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Re: The Correct Battery Removal and Installation Videos
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2012, 05:03:36 PM »
I just posted on my thread about this...

I'M DOING IT

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Re: The Correct Battery Removal and Installation Videos
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2012, 12:51:26 PM »
THANK YOU DEEPBLUE!!
You've shown us kappa owners the battery removal doesnt have to be a huge PITA!!  You the man!!
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Re: The Correct Battery Removal and Installation Videos
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2012, 06:21:21 PM »
It's not a pita..if I can do it, YOU can..trust me.  :D
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Re: The Correct Battery Removal and Installation Videos
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2013, 07:59:11 PM »
Many thanks!  Saved lots out expletives I'm sure!

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Re: The Correct Battery Removal and Installation Videos
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2013, 08:55:27 PM »
I don't know if the fender liner method or removing the fender panel method is "better".  But the fender liner method is pretty quick comparatively.  I didn't do any damage to the plastic fender liner doing it that way, and I did it in pretty cold weather (around freezing temp).  With all the horror stories, I was surprised at how quick it was (40-45 min ish) and I wasn't exactly rushing, cleaned out the area, sprayed down some rust proofing and cleaned up the terminals in that time too.

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Re: The Correct Battery Removal and Installation Videos
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2013, 11:22:03 PM »
I was not as quick as Joe but it really was easy.  I did it in about a half hour (including pauses to watch Joe in the video).
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Re: The Correct Battery Removal and Installation Videos
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2013, 11:54:42 PM »
I changed mine through the fender. It wasn't hard at all and didn't take much time and saved me a ton of moola! :)
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Re: The Correct Battery Removal and Installation Videos
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2013, 10:11:17 AM »
Ditto, used video.  Still took way longer than it should but vid was way helpful.

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Re: The Correct Battery Removal and Installation Videos
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2013, 01:00:29 PM »
I saw this post after swapping mine.
I followed the steps in the Video.
I had briefly looked at going through the wheel well, but I just didn't see there being enough space with the tire still mounted.

FYI- on cars with Vertical doors.  The Support for the Hinge makes it a slightly tighter fit. 

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Re: The Correct Battery Removal and Installation Videos
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2013, 02:14:21 PM »
You want to see a tight fit wait till Steve/Spicy's old car needs a new battery.
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