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Changing out the OEM battery in a C7- step by step guide

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  • #16
    Thank you Jeff for the great info. My battery was shot and by following your step by step description and photos, I was able to change out the battery today with a minimal amount of problems.
    Last edited by Jeff@DaumPhotography; 12-23-2018, 08:24 PM.

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    • #17
      Glad you posted this, Jeff. My Stingray is starting to crank slowly in the a.m., even though it's parked in an ~ 50 degree garage.
      SunKissed, my 2015 2LT, 7MT, Black over Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic, Stingray convertible (One of about 40)

      Purchased 5/2/2015,
      27,000+ miles

      Proud member of the Old Dominion Corvette Club. Check us out http://www.olddominioncorvetteclub.org

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      • #18
        Originally posted by meyerweb View Post
        Glad you posted this, Jeff. My Stingray is starting to crank slowly in the a.m., even though it's parked in an ~ 50 degree garage.
        Most welcome Bob. Let me know if you have any questions.
        Enthusiastic owner of 'RedHot' Prod.Wk 7 Oct '13 Museum Del. 29 Oct '13
        Contributing Member of the National Corvette Museum
        Web site: https://www.daumphotography.com/
        blog: https://insight.daumphotography.com/

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        • #19
          I just replaced mine (thanks again, Jeff), and have a couple of additional comments.

          First, a suggestion, learned the hard way several decades ago: When you have the wrench on one of the battery terminals, cover the other terminal with a rag. JUST IN CASE you drop the wrench. Even a weak battery will make impressive fireworks if you short the two terminals together.

          Second, the space above the battery in the convertible is much, much more constrained that what I see in Jeff's photos of his couple. The battery just BARELY comes in and out. To get it out, you'll have to lift the left (as viewed from behind the car) side of the battery all the way up first, and the slide the angled battery to the left before lifting it out. I needed my wife to hold the carpet and fuse plate out of the way while I lifted the battery.

          Putting the battery back in, same thing in reverse. You'll have to slide the battery from left to right, let the right side drop into the well, and the the left end will drop in, too.

          Finally, the central handle on the Batteries Plus X2 makes the process much easier than a battery post strap. Lifting the batter by the posts causes the battery to tilt toward the opposite side from the posts. Combined with the tight space in the 'vert, getting the old one out was a real challenge. I'd recommend the clamp type battery lifter rather than the post type.

          Oh, a couple of other things, maybe related to the fact that I took the old battery out before I went to pick up the new one, to avoid the core charge and two trips. As a result, the battery was out longer than it would have been otherwise. My dash display reverted to the Sport mode (I usually keep it in tour). The Windows needed to be re-indexed, but before that would work I had to [partly] lower and then raise the top. The DIC said my top wasn't secure, even though it hadn't been lowered. Once the top was reindexed, I could reindex the windows, and then the temp display on the dash came back.
          Last edited by meyerweb; 12-30-2018, 04:07 PM.
          SunKissed, my 2015 2LT, 7MT, Black over Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic, Stingray convertible (One of about 40)

          Purchased 5/2/2015,
          27,000+ miles

          Proud member of the Old Dominion Corvette Club. Check us out http://www.olddominioncorvetteclub.org

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          • #20
            Thanks Bob. Those are good suggestions. I did not have the opportunity to replicate on a vert when I wrote it up.
            Enthusiastic owner of 'RedHot' Prod.Wk 7 Oct '13 Museum Del. 29 Oct '13
            Contributing Member of the National Corvette Museum
            Web site: https://www.daumphotography.com/
            blog: https://insight.daumphotography.com/

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            • #21
              Thank you very much meyerweb. Good practical additions to this DIY!
              Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. A ME C8 Corvette is coming next.

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