How to Replace a Battery in a Touareg

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How to Replace a Battery in a Touareg
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The Touareg is the mid-size SUV from Volkswagen. While Volkswagen vehicles are known for their durability, all car components wear over time and the battery is no exception. Replacing the battery on a Touareg is essentially the same process as replacing the battery on any other vehicle. If your battery is failing to hold a charge, replace it and get your Touareg on the go again.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Adjustable wrenches
  • Flat screwdriver
  • Pliers
  • Baking soda
  • Water
  • Toothbrush

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Make sure that the Touareg is turned off. Open the bonnet.

  2. 2

    Loosen and remove the battery's mounting bracket using either an adjustable wrench or a pair of pliers.

  3. 3

    Use the 1/2-inch wrench to loosen the bolts holding the battery terminals in place on the battery posts.

  4. 4

    Remove the battery terminals from the posts, making sure they do not touch each other.

  5. 5

    Clean any corrosion from the battery terminals using the toothbrush dipped in a solution of water and baking soda. Dry the terminals with a cloth when finished.

  6. 6

    Remove the dead battery from the battery tray and replace it with a new battery.

  7. 7

    Reconnect the battery terminals, tightening the bolts with the 1/2-inch wrench. Set the mounting bracket back in place, tightening as necessary. Close the bonnet.

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