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Removal of Battery From the rear Left Quater Panel

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by VFSV6FORME, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. VFSV6FORME

    VFSV6FORME Well-Known Member

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    Just trying to learn these VF's.
    Has anyone ever removed the battery from a MY15 2015 VF commodore?

    Looking at the Manual you first remove that little door on the left hand side and after this you remove all those plastic round plugs. Then you have to remove the large side trim which comes in one piece INCLUDING the 90 degree rear bit behind the rear passenger back seat but what gets me surly you don't have to remove the back passenger seat cushion to get at those TWO screws inside the main cabin where these two screw hold the back of that 90 degree trim.

    For those that have the manual Please look under
    Body Hardware and Trim/Interior Trim and Paneling/ Item 13 Rear compartment Side trim Panel replacement Sedan Left Side.
    what have to remove the rear seat/back to take the side panel off to replace a battery
     
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    Get someone to push down on bonnet while pulling the lever, open bonnet, undo cables with 13mm and 10mm ring spanner, put foot on wireloom as you try and flip the battery on its end, and drag out..

    quite simple really!!
     
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    VFSV6FORME Well-Known Member

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    I suppose we all could live in the stone age and then we wouldn't need a battery as It wouldn't be needed but at the end of the day we are not in the stone age and we have to keep up with Technology Changes because if you don't you will become like the rest that know nothing about anything. Plenty of them around.
     
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    Be simplier if you adjusted or lubed your bonnet and/or latch, so only 1 person is needed, not 2
     
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    Why do you need to remove the battery? Should be still under warranty?
     
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    Why?

    Because, I want to learn, thats why. I have spent all my life studying electronics and this is a new bit of electronics to play with. By the way, after an inspection of the boot (was inside the boot) it looks like the side panel where the battery lives is separate from the panel behind the passenger rear seat. Anyhow, I will do further investigations on this in the next few days because like all my other cars, I have special battery charging ports for ease. Each car has its own power point, its own Projector battery charger and a specialised waterproof port on each car, this way all car batteries are kept in check.
     
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    Just undo the plastic clips and fold it back enough to get the battery out. No need to remove it entirely.
     
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    Yes I was thinking about this whilst I was in the boot closely looking at it.
     
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    No good will come of this, mark my words... :)
     
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    Well this is the reason why I asked this question as If the car sits still for two months the battery possibly will flatten thus the reason why it might need a charging port like my other cars that don't move when I'm not around
     
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    Well why not speak to Holden about this so I rang them and the Gentleman clearly told me the car has a protection circuit that stops the battery going completely flat if the car is not driven in months, plus you can disconnect the Negative Terminal and leave it disconnected for months then reconnect it and all you lose is the clock. I said that's good what about the radio and the radio's pin number and he replied there is no pin on the new VF's The radio's pin is the Vin number of the car. Interesting he also stated the battery can be removed and replaced at any time and like what he said all you have to do is read your manual on how to set your clock.
    Thank you Holden
     
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    No don't take it to hard my friend After all we are all here for our love for Holdens. The Technology used on today's vehicles is nothing to what I use to do for a living for over 20 years in and out of this Country but I can say a lot has changed for me in this twenty years that has made me obsolete just in time for retirement.
     
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    So we fast forward about 5 years...What do we do then? Tow it to a dealership, when the warranty has run out (not that a battery is covered by a dealership warranty) and get them to change it? Or do we get on out hands and knees and beg that the battery starts the car, when it's totally stuffed, so we can get to our local battery supplier, and have them change it over?

    Some people don't think ahead....
     
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    There is another good reason for you asking......It helps down the track, when the battery starts to get older.....

    The problem I have seen with some responses is, people are only thinking about your current situation, rather than thinking how it could be helpful in the future for others. So to me, you asking the question is brilliant for future reference
     
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    I'm a retired Electrical Engineer and have spend many years on Equipment higher tech than a VF Commodore but i'm a sort of person that wants to learn anything and everything from anyone. So today thanks to a member on this forum I have purchased everything I need to see and read what my car is doing just with a plug that plugs into the OBD2 socket.
     
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    Interesting, what software do you use to display that info?
     
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    What have you purchased for the OBD2 Socket?

    There are terminals in the engine bay for the battery, can’t these be used to connect a trickle charger?
     
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    I'm going directly to the battery like I have done on my other cars. When you do this always use a correct size fast blow fuse.

    http://www.envyouscustoms.com/products/elm327-cable/
     

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