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....I am new to this site...I am trying to remove the Main Battery...I am stuck...the car is 2010 Speed...I am half way into removal but cannot free up the large plastic electrical panel off the battery...I am trying to be very careful but I am stuck...any help greatly appreciated...
 
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....I am new to this site...I am trying to remove the Main Battery...I am stuck...the car is 2010 Speed...I am half way into removal but cannot free up the large plastic electrical panel off the battery...I am trying to be very careful but I am stuck...any help greatly appreciated...
Hello Jim,
Did you loosen the positive terminal nut first, as the positive terminal comes off with that whole group of cables.
 
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Hello Jim,
I saw your post in the other battery thread, although this is a picture of the starter battery on the right hand side, it is the same type of hold down for the main battery on the driver side.

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....thank you very much for your reply. Its mid nite here in S.F., I will go down to the garage and see if I can get it done. I have gone very slow since I don't want to mess up. I see your picture...mine is little different...having problem seeing the positive post as it is under the plastic electric panel...I did lossen up the nut right by the post but it seems to be a captured bolt that dosen't come out?? Thanks again...also it is very tight space, just like the starter battery, I had to adapt my battery post puller tool, but that neg post came off easy....JimB
 
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...its 1 am now just came up from garage....I did loose up the 13mm nut by the positive post, it seems to be a captured bolt, i.e. from what I see the bolt does not come out entirely, is that as you understand it? What has me flummoxed is the post and 13mm nut is in a 1-1/2 inch square space, there is no room to get a tool on the post clamp...how do you suggest I proceed??...I have been stuck here for a full day...very frustrating...JimB
 
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...Amen...after many hours (because I was being very cautious) I gave the plastic electric junction box attached to the positive post a little nudge and twist...it came loose and I was able to take it off the main battery. Next challenge...find the secret to unplugging the 2 red wire (plug) connected to the top right location of the plastic junction box...then on to finding the battery hold down clamp or clamps that are not seen... I am sure that a mechanic who has done this before, could get to this point in the procedure in 15 minutes...Johnny...who was nice enough to respond...where do I find the tie down clamps...thanks all...hope my experience in describing my difficulty helps...JimB
 
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...Amen...after many hours (because I was being very cautious) I gave the plastic electric junction box attached to the positive post a little nudge and twist...it came loose and I was able to take it off the main battery. Next challenge...find the secret to unplugging the 2 red wire (plug) connected to the top right location of the plastic junction box...then on to finding the battery hold down clamp or clamps that are not seen... I am sure that a mechanic who has done this before, could get to this point in the procedure in 15 minutes...Johnny...who was nice enough to respond...where do I find the tie down clamps...thanks all...hope my experience in describing my difficulty helps...JimB
Hello Jim,
The battery hold down is as shown in my previous picture, I have taken that picture and circled the hold down bolt in red, and the hold down rod in yellow, being that you are working on the main left hand battery, the hold down rod will be toward the front of the vehicle, so on the backseat side of the battery, not the taillight side, as far as the unplugging of the red wire, you push in the plug, while pushing in, you push down the tab on the top of said plug and pull out toward yourself.
 
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Pics of plug tab/clip.
 
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....Johnny...you are a life saver...many thanks from this 85 year old, crazy enough to still tackle a challenge...I will be down in garage in little bit to try and disconnect the plug and more importantly the tie down clamp...(getting a cherry picker to lift it out will be a story in itself) ... thanks again....JimB
 
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...at risk of being thought of as total incompetent, I have worked on my cars all my life...this is without doubt the toughest battery change I have ever experienced but I am glad to do it just to see if I can....in order to pull the battery it is necessary to get the black electric junction panel out of the way...to get it out of way you have to disconnect the "quick" release plug....Johnny has been so helpful with the exact picture...except mine does not seem to have any give at all...after working on it for 30 minutes, thought I would give it a rest before I cut the damn 2 wires....JimB
 
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to get it out of way you have to disconnect the "quick" release plug....Johnny has been so helpful with the exact picture...except mine does not seem to have any give at all...after working on it for 30 minutes, thought I would give it a rest before I cut the damn 2 wires....JimB
Hello Jim,
Be sure to push it in good before pressing down on the black tab and pull out, I myself forget to push it first sometimes, if you don't it will never let the clip off of its lock so to speak.
 
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....Hello Johnny...thanks to you and your excellent instruction I got it...the plug is unclipped and I have the L shaped electric junction panel here on my table. It truly looks like a great and substantial piece of engineering, just as you expect from Crew Bentley...later I'll give it a go to get at the battery hold down clip and let you know how it goes...do you have any suggestions on where to get a replacement battery...I looked on line and the Varta 95Ah 850En made in Germany is out of stock, not available...thanks again...JimB
 
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....Hello Johnny...thanks to you and your excellent instruction I got it...the plug is unclipped and I have the L shaped electric junction panel here on my table. It truly looks like a great and substantial piece of engineering, just as you expect from Crew Bentley...later I'll give it a go to get at the battery hold down clip and let you know how it goes...do you have any suggestions on where to get a replacement battery...I looked on line and the Varta 95Ah 850En made in Germany is out of stock, not available...thanks again...JimB
Be sure to get the "AGM", these are very good batteries.


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....Inaugaration Day...3am our time...Jan 20 2017...Hello Johnny...My car is 2010 Speed...
Trying to r/r the Main battery (left side) has been a good learning experience. All wires and cables are tied off and the space is clear, the battery is loose...I have determined it is not possible to remove the battery without removing the large fuse/relay panel mounted above the battery. I am not prepared to do that. There is just not enough clearance to lift the battery up out of the well. Perhaps earlier models of the Cont. series are different. I would like to hear from some folks out there who have done this job....I hate to give up on a project, but you can't win em all...JimB
 

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