How do you change a 2000 Honda Civic battery?

My parents’ spare car has been sitting in their garage for a few months, unused, and the battery’s gone dead. I told them I’d help them replace it, but I’m not quite sure how. Can you tell me how to change a 2000 Honda Civic battery?

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Answer provided by
Heather Bernhard
Answered on May 05, 2022
You’re in luck! Replacing a battery is one of the most straightforward car maintenance tasks out there. First, park your car on a level surface and engage the parking brake to get started. Then, follow these steps to change your 2000 Honda Civic battery:
  • Locate the battery (it is a rectangle with two cables attached to it)
  • Find the battery terminals (one will have a plus sign and one will have a minus sign)
  • Disconnect the negative terminal
  • Disconnect the positive terminal
  • Pull out the old battery and put the new one in its place
  • Replace the terminals: positive first, then negative
  • Thoroughly tighten the terminal clamps with a wrench
  • Shut the hood, then start your car to make sure everything is working
Keep in mind that you must follow these steps in the listed order. For example, if you disconnect the positive terminal first, it could cause shorts throughout the vehicle.
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