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Hi all from a newbie. Glad to be a part of the forum.

Tried my best to search past posts but didnt find much as far as replacing the battery.

I have an '04 G35 6MT coupe and just now replacing the original battery (amazing being in FL and all !). Anyway, this is the first car I've ever had with a cover fully enclosing the battery and I was wondering the best way to remove/replace the battery. One solution I've heard is that you have to take the front right wheel off to get at the battery from underneath.

Any suggestions ? If taking the battery cover off is close to the same amount of difficulty as removing the front wheel procedure, I'd rather just remove the cover and not have to jack the car up.

Thanks.
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Hi all from a newbie. Glad to be a part of the forum.

Tried my best to search past posts but didnt find much as far as replacing the battery.

I have an '04 G35 6MT coupe and just now replacing the original battery (amazing being in FL and all !). Anyway, this is the first car I've ever had with a cover fully enclosing the battery and I was wondering the best way to remove/replace the battery. One solution I've heard is that you have to take the front right wheel off to get at the battery from underneath.

Any suggestions ? If taking the battery cover off is close to the same amount of difficulty as removing the front wheel procedure, I'd rather just remove the cover and not have to jack the car up.

Thanks.
There is a thread out here someplace but no, no, you need only to POP out the plastic push pins around the battery and the whole cover assembly lifts out.

Not hard to do but confusing about the pins that should pop out with a flat head screwdriver.

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Bob's right, pretty sure you dont have to take the wheel off or anything.

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it's super easy. like they said, just pop out the plastic rivets and take the trim off. then once you disconnect the battery cables you just have to kind of pull on the plastic trim to make enough space to get the battery out. its really not that difficult though, if i can do it anyone can.

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it's super easy. like they said, just pop out the plastic rivets and take the trim off. then once you disconnect the battery cables you just have to kind of pull on the plastic trim to make enough space to get the battery out. its really not that difficult though, if i can do it anyone can.
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thanks for the help everyone ! Hopefully I won't have any problems....will post either successful results or additional questions this weekend when I tackle this !
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Updating from last month.....The battery install was incident free.....yes the plastic rivots pop right out (and back in) so the trim for the battery cover was very easy to remove. Only difficult part was the clearance for removal/install of the battery itself. I would guess its .5-1 mm for battery + hands clearance. The angle to drop it in is also a bit awkward (down and towards the firewall) Also, the back part of the bracket that holds down the battery is pretty much underneath the firewall so its a pain to loop back through the hold down eyelet.

Long story short, its the most difficult battery install I've ever done but relatively speaking to automotive work pretty simple. Took about 30-40 minutes, compared to 5-10 minutes with a normal car.

Not hatin' though. It could've taken me all day and I'd still LOVE the G !
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Yeah badblack. I took off the assembly and drove to Autozone where the person that does this all day seemed to be having a fit with some tie down clip that holds the bar across the battery.

I was happy it was not me doing the fit on that battery. I was happy to watch and assist by holding something out of the way.

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