How to change the car battery in a honda civic 98 lx

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How to change the car battery in a honda civic 98 lx
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The car battery in the Honda Civic 98 LX supplies electricity to run the cars many electrical components. Many owners realise they have a problem with their battery when they find they can't start their car. If your Honda Civic's battery no longer holds a charge, replace the battery. A mechanic is not needed to replace the battery; with only a few tools you can replace it yourself.

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Things you need

  • 10-mm wrench
  • Wire brush
  • Replacement battery

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  1. 1

    Engage the emergency brake and ensure the ignition is in the "Off" position.

  2. 2

    Open the bonnet of the Honda Civic and locate the battery on the back, left side of the engine compartment.

  3. 3

    Pull up on the protective cover of the negative battery cable, use the 10-mm wrench to loosen the wire bolt and lift the wire off of the negative terminal. The negative battery cable is often black. It is connected to the terminal with the "-" symbol.

  4. 4

    Lift the protective cover of the positive battery cable, loosen the wire with the 10-mm wrench and pull it off of the terminal. Positive battery cables are often red. The cable is connected to the battery terminal with the "+" symbol.

  5. 5

    Loosen the bolt on the bracket that secures the battery to the battery holder with the 10-mm wrench.

Tips and warnings

  • Always disconnect the negative battery cable first and connect it last when replacing the battery. This prevents damage to many electrical components in the vehicle if you accidentally touch a metal tool to the positive terminal and the car body at the same time.

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