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Nissan Juke 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide
How to change a dead 12 volt car battery in the engine bay of a 1st generation 2010 to 2016 Nissan Juke with photos.

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2014 Juke 12V Battery
Loosen 10mm "-" Nut
Pull Off Negative Terminal
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & probably also the refreshed 2015 and 2016) Nissan Juke in changing a dead 12V automotive battery in the engine bay.

Owners of other Nissan vehicles such as the Versa, Sentra, Altima, Maxima, Cube, Leaf, Pathfinder, 370Z, Rogue, Xterra, Murano, Armada, Quest, Frontier and Titan may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A few compatible replacement "Group Size 35" 12 volt automotive batteries with their part numbers include the following: Optima RedTop 8020-164, Exide FP-AGM35, EverStart MAXX-35N, Bosch 35-640B, Optima RED35, Bosch Platinum 35-650BAGM, AutoCraft Gold 35-2, Napa BAT 7535, and Duralast 35-AGM.

The tools required to replace the battery include a 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet.

Cover Terminal & Tuck Away
Open "+" Terminal Cover
Loosen Counterclockwise
The 12V car battery is located on the right (driver) side of the engine bay in between the air box and fuse box.

Disconnect the negative "-" battery terminal first by loosening the nut in the counterclockwise direction with the 10mm socket and ratcheting wrench.

Pull the terminal straight off the battery post, wrap it in a small towel and tuck it away on the side of the engine bay to help prevent accident contact.

Then pull open the red plastic cover on the "+" positive terminal and loosen the 10mm nut in the counterclockwise direction.

Pull Off Positive Terminal
Loosen Battery Clamp Nuts
Disengage "J" Hook Bars
Pull the positive terminal straight off the battery post, close the plastic cover and tuck it away on the left side of the battery.

Loosen the two 10mm nuts on the top of the battery hold-down bar by turning them counterclockwise.

Once the two nuts are loose enough, you can disengage the two "J" hook bars from their sockets down by the battery tray.

Set the battery hold down bar and "J" hooks assembly aside in a safe place.

Pull Off Battery Cover
Battery Cover Removed
Old 12V Battery Removed
Pull the plastic battery cover off the old battery and set it aside in a safe place.

Carefully pull the old battery out of the engine bay and rest it on the ground.

Try to avoid tipping over the battery or dropping it on the floor to prevent from having battery acid leak out.


Clean Off Plastic Battery Tray
Lower In New Battery
Replace Battery Cover
Wipe away any debris on the black plastic battery tray so that the new battery will rest evenly.

I recommend buying the Optima RedTop 8020-164 since it has excellent reviews on Amazon.

Gently lower the new battery down in to the engine bay with the "+" positive post on the left (passenger) side and the "-" negative post on the right (driver) side.

Lower the plastic cover over the new battery.

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

Re-Insert "J" Hook Bars
Insert Rear "J" Hook Bar
Tighten Rear 10mm Nut
Lower the hold down clamp over the new battery and insert the "J" hooks in to their sockets.

Tighten the two 10mm nuts on the top of the battery hold down bar by turning them clockwise.

Tighten 10mm Clockwise
Push On "+" Positive Terminal
Tighten 10mm Clockwise
Push on the "+" positive terminal first on to the "+" battery post and tighten the 10mm nut in the clockwise direction.

Try to avoid over tightening the terminal nut to prevent from damaging the battery post.

Push On Plastic Cover
Push On "-" Negative Terminal
New 12V Battery Installed
Push the red plastic cover closed on the "+" positive terminal.

Place the "-" terminal over the negative battery post and tighten the 10mm nut in the clockwise direction.

Do not over tighten the terminal nut to prevent from damaging the battery post.

Test the new battery by starting the engine.

Be sure to set the time on your vehicle's clock and program your radio presets before driving.

For more, check out my other Nissan Juke DIY Repair Guides.

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