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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 [email protected]; 12-23-2018, 07:24 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,
      >36,000 miles

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

      Never grow up - It's a trap.

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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/
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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, 03:07 PM.
          SunKissed, my 2015 2LT, 7MT, Black over Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic, Stingray convertible (One of about 40)

          Purchased 5/2/2015,
          >36,000 miles

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          Never grow up - It's a trap.

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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
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            • #21
              Thank you very much meyerweb. Good practical additions to this DIY!
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              • #22
                Great thread. Thanks Jeff.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by MidEngine View Post
                  Great thread. Thanks Jeff.
                  Thank you MidEngine. Glad you like it.
                  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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                  • #24
                    I just changed my battery today and thank Jeff for your great write up. The clips on the interior panel were not easy to get out in my '16 and I also found it difficult with battery post straps to get the battery out. Same issue that Bob noted above. It was very tricky to angle the battery in and out. Otherwise all went well. I had to restart the car a couple times to get all the various electronics working - temp gauge, onstar remote access.. etc.

                    I put in a AC Delco 48PG.. longer 42 month warranty vs 30 month, 770CCA vs. 615 stock. Did not go AGM as I still would like to use my Corvette battery maintainer. All my other cars I go to AGM as soon as possible.

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                    • #25
                      Jeff has written a fantastic helpful article, thanks a lot from all C7 owners who would need a new battery.
                      If you want to save on your new battery for a C7 read on:

                      At last I needed a new battery for my 2016 C7 which I picked up in December 2015.
                      So my original factory Delco battery lasted 4 years and 9 months, not bad.
                      I prolonged my battery’s life with my CTEK MUS 4.3 model the last few months, but I knew it was time to get a new battery when my CTEK’s red light started to come on, this indicates a dying battery.
                      I read all the helpful information here to learn and make it easier for me. Curiously I looked at Walmart and they do not have any batteries to fit a C7.
                      Next I looked at Costco, and found that they do have batteries for the C7 and they sell it for only $114.99.
                      The Costco battery is from Interstate Batteries, is a standard non-AGM battery like the original factory model, has a 36 Month Limited Warranty Replacement from Costco, see it here:
                      https://costco.interstatebatteries.com//home/results?key=auto&ZipCode=80012&l=80012&Program=100 500&choice1=1664636&choice2=1665247&choice3=166527 6&choice4=1665277&choice5=1665278&Country=US
                      Group Size: H6 (48).
                      My original Delco battery is a 30-month model 48PS rated at 615 Cold Cranking Amp and sells for about $150. See it here: https://parts-catalog.acdelco.com/ca...log_search.php
                      The Interstate battery is rated at 730 Cold Cranking Amps. I can guess that this battery may not be as good as an Optima model or the X2Power model from Batteries Plus. These 2 models are AGM batteries and are almost triple the cost, so value wise the Costco battery is a super value at only $115. If it lasts me for about 4 years then I am quite happy.
                      I took my old dead battery with me to Costco when I bought the new Interstate battery, and avoided paying the Core Charge deposit. When I got home I installed the new battery in just 30 minutes and only needed a flat screw driver, a 10mm, and a 13mm socket. Having an auto battery lifter will help a lot, like this one here for about $8:
                      https://www.amazon.com/Pico-0867PT-Battery-Carrier-Package/dp/B00030COZG
                      Watching this video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...ature=emb_logo
                      Helped me a lot and made my installation very easy, simple and fast.

                      2016 Corvette Coupe, Z51, 3LT, A8, Shark Gray with Kalahari interior, Magnetic Ride, Performance Exhaust & Aluminum Wheels.

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                      • #26
                        Thanks for the compliment, John. Actually for our members who have not replaced their C7 battery yet, I would recommend the step by step process cited, rather than the Corvette Channel video- or at least do both. My reasons include, he doesn't explain the care you need to take to avoid ripping or tearing your carpeting, which is very easy to do if you are not careful. He removes more nuts than you need to in replacing the battery attachments. Also, I may have missed it in his video, but I don't think he reconnected the vent tube to the vent elbow (that he did mention you need to put into the replacement).
                        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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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
                          Thanks for the compliment, John. Actually for our members who have not replaced their C7 battery yet, I would recommend the step by step process cited, rather than the Corvette Channel video- or at least do both. My reasons include, he doesn't explain the care you need to take to avoid ripping or tearing your carpeting, which is very easy to do if you are not careful. He removes more nuts than you need to in replacing the battery attachments. Also, I may have missed it in his video, but I don't think he reconnected the vent tube to the vent elbow (that he did mention you need to put into the replacement).
                          Hi Jeff, you are quite correct with your recommendations.
                          I was very careful with removing the carpeting, nobody wants a torn carpet.
                          To help and clarify about the two side vents of the battery....I replaced the white cap on the left side (looking from the back of C7) from my old original battery, and then plugged in the vent tube plug on the right of the battery, very easy and simple. The new battery does not come with any vent caps, I do not think any new replacement battery does, so remember to keep the white cap on the left side from old battery, the right side vent plug is connected to the car so no issue here., you just unplug from old battery and re-plug into new battery.
                          2016 Corvette Coupe, Z51, 3LT, A8, Shark Gray with Kalahari interior, Magnetic Ride, Performance Exhaust & Aluminum Wheels.

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