The battery is located on the left-hand side of the engine compartment, on a platform above the transmission.
Open the battery cover (where fitted) and loosen the clamp nut, then detach the earth lead from the battery negative (earth) terminal post. This is the terminal to disconnect before working on, or disconnecting, any electrical component on the car. Position the lead away from the battery
Loosen the clamp nut, disconnect the battery negative lead . .
. . . and move to one side
Remove the plastic cover (where fitted) from the positive terminal, then loosen the positive lead clamp nut
. Detach the positive lead from the terminal, and position it away from the battery.
. . . and similarly, the positive lead
Undo the nut securing the battery clamp strap, and lift it off
. On certain models, two vacuum hoses may be clipped to the clamp bar – if so, detach them before removal.
Undo the nut . . .
. . . and lift off the battery strap
Lift out the battery, keeping it as level as possible
. Take care, as the battery is heavy.
Lift out the battery
Remove the insulation tray and battery cover to gain access to the support tray
Remove the cover . . .
. . . and insulation . . .
. . . to access the support tray
Refitting is a reversal of removal. Reconnect the battery negative lead last. Make sure the battery terminals and clamps are clean before refitting, and that the clamp nuts are tightened securely.