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Nissan Rogue 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide
How to change a dead 12 volt car battery in the engine bay of a 2nd generation 2014 to 2018 Nissan Rogue.

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2016 Rogue Engine Bay
Loosen Counterclockwise
Pull Off Negative Terminal
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation 2014, 2015, 2016 and the revised 2017 or 2018 model year Nissan Rogue SUV in changing a dead 12 volt car battery in the engine bay.

Owners of other Nissan or Infiniti vehicles such as the Murano, Altima, Titan, Versa, Sentra, Maxima, Leaf, 370Z, GT-R, Juke, Pathfinder, Armada, Patrol, Skyline, Cube, X-Trail, Xterra, Qashqai, Rogue Sport, NV200, NV400, Teana, Q50, Q70, Q60, QX30, QX50, QX56, QX60, QX70 and QX80 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The OEM 12V battery is a "Group Size" 35.

A few compatible replacement batteries with their part numbers are as follows: Optima RedTop 8020-164 35, Bosch S6523B S6 and Optima 8040-218 D35 YellowTop, EverStart MAXX-35N and Bosch 35-640B.

The tools needed to remove and replace the battery include a 10mm socket with a 1/4" drive ratchet and a 10mm wrench.

Cover & Tuck Away
Loosen 10mm Nut
Spin Counterclockwise
The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the right (driver) side of the engine bay.

Loosen the negative "-" terminal nut by turning it counterclockwise with a 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet.

Pull the negative terminal off the "-" battery post. Cover the terminal with a small towel and tuck it away on the side of the battery to help prevent accidental electrical contact.

Loosen the two nuts on the top of the battery hold down bar or "clamp" by turning them counterclockwise with a 10mm wrench.

You don't need to fully remove the nuts. Just loosen them until you can remove the "J" hook bars from their slots.

Loosen Rear 10mm Nut
Pull Out "J" Hooks
Lift Off Battery Clamp
Pull the "J" hook bars out of their slots and carefully lift the hold down bar off the old battery.

Try to avoid touching the battery posts with the hold down bar.

Set the hold down bar aside in a safe place.

Pull Off Red Plastic Cover
Loosen Counterclockwise
Pull Off Positive Terminal
Flip open the red plastic cover on the positive "+" terminal.

Loosen the positive terminal nut by turning it counterclockwise with the 10mm socket and the 1/4" drive ratchet.

Pull the positive terminal straight off the "+" battery post.

Move To Left Side
Lift Off Battery Box
Remove Old 12V Battery
Lift the battery heat shield box off the old battery and set it aside.

Swing up the handle on the OEM battery and lift it out of the engine bay.


OEM Battery Removed
Clean Off Battery Tray
Lower In New Battery
Gently set the old battery down on the ground. Try to avoid dropping it or tipping it over to prevent from having battery acid leak out.

Be sure to take the old battery with you to Walmart or the auto parts store to avoid having to pay a "core", "disposal" or recycling fee. The retailer will make sure the old battery is properly recycled.

If you can wait a few days for delivery, I recommend buying the Optima RedTop 8020-164 35 12V battery since it has excellent reviews on Amazon.

Clean off any debris from the plastic battery tray so that the new battery will rest evenly on it.

Carefully lower the new 12V battery in to the engine bay.

The positive "+" battery post should be on the left (passenger) side and the negative "-" battery post on the right (driver) side.

Replace Heat Shield
Push On Positive Terminal
Tighten Clockwise
Lower the heat shield cover over the new battery.

If you've had problems with corrosion (white or blue powder) building up on the battery terminals or posts, consider installing some felt anti-corrosion washers on to the new battery.

Push the positive terminal on to the "+" battery post.

Tighten the 10mm nut on the positive terminal by turning it clockwise until it is snug.

Try to avoid over tightening the terminal nut to prevent from cracking the battery post which could lead to an acid leak.

Close Red Plastic Cover
Lower Hold Down Bar
Re-Insert "J" Hook Bars
Flip the red plastic cover closed over the positive terminal.

Carefully lower the metal clamp and two "J" hook bars down over the new battery.

Try to avoid making contact with the battery posts or terminals.

"J" Hooks Secured
Tighten 10mm Clockwise
Use 10mm Wrench
Re-install the two "J" hooks in to their slots on the battery tray.

Tighten the two 10mm nuts at the top of the hold down clamp by turning them in the clockwise direction until they are snug.

Check to see if the new battery can be rocked, slid or moved on the battery tray.

If the new battery can be moved, tighten the two 10mm nuts an extra turn or two.

Push On Negative Terminal
Tighten 10mm Nut
12V Battery Replaced
Push the negative terminal on to the "-" battery post.

Tighten the 10mm nut in the clockwise direction until it is snug.

To test the new 12V car battery, start the engine and turn on the headlights.

Be sure to record the battery change in your SUV's service records.

For more, check out all of my 2014-2018 Nissan Rogue DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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