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Chrysler 200 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide
How to change a dead 12 volt car battery in the engine bay of a 2nd generation 2015, 2016 & 2017 Chrysler 200 sedan.

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2015 Chrysler 200 Battery
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Loosen Negative Terminal
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Cover & Tuck Away

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation 2015, 2016 and 2017 Chrysler 200 sedan with the Tigershark 2.4L I4 motor in changing a weak or dead 12 volt car battery in the engine bay.

Owners of other Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM or Fiat vehicles such as the 300, Pacifica, Town & Country, Avenger, Charger, Challenger, Journey, Dart, Durango, Magnum, Grand Caravan, Fiat 500, Fiat 124 Spider, Grand Cherokee, Renegade, Wrangler, Compass, Liberty, Patriot, ProMaster, 1500 and C/V Tradesman minivan may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A few compatible replacement "Group Size" H6, H7 or 94R 12V batteries with their part numbers include the following: ACDelco 94RAGM, Bosch S6585B S6 and the EverStart MAXX-H6.

The tools needed to complete this procedure include a 10mm socket and a 6" or 9" extension bar paired with the appropriate 1/4" or 3/8" drive ratchet.

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Loosen Positive Terminal
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Pull Off "+" Positive Terminal
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Cover In Towel - Tuck
The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the right (driver) side of the engine bay.

The 12V car battery is located just behind the driver side headlight and in front of the electrical fuse box.

Loosen the nut on the negative "-" terminal by turning it counterclockwise with a 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet or a 10mm wrench.

Pull the negative terminal off the "-" battery post, wrap it in a small towel and tuck it away on the side of the battery to help prevent accidental electrical contact.

Then loosen the 10mm nut on the positive "+" (red shrink wrap) terminal by turning it counterclockwise.

Pull the positive terminal off the "+" terminal, wrap it in a small towel and tuck it away on the side of the battery.

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Pull Off Heat Shield Box
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Battery Hold Down Clamp
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Loosen Counterclockwise
Carefully pull the fabric heat shield cover off the top of the old battery.

Set the heat shield box aside in a safe place for re-installation later on.

Locate the black plastic hold down clamp and silver bolt at the front bottom of the battery tray.

Attach the long extension bar to a 10mm socket and your ratchet.

Loosen the bolt in the center of the hold down clamp by turning it counterclockwise.

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Hold Down Clamp Bolt
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Hold Down Clamp Removed
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Lift Out Old Battery
Set the 10mm bolt and the plastic hold down clamp aside in a safe place.

Raise the handle on the old battery and lift it out of the engine bay.

Gently rest the old battery on the ground. Try to avoid dropping or tipping over the old battery to prevent from having acid leak out.

Be sure to bring the old battery with you to Walmart or the auto parts store to prevent from having to pay a "core", recycling or "disposal" fee.

If you can wait a few days for delivery, I recommend buying the ACDelco 94RAGM 12V battery since it has excellent reviews on Amazon.



 

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Old Battery Removed
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Part # 56029720AA
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Clean Off Battery Tray
The OEM battery was Johnson Control Battery Group part number 56029720AA.

Clean off any debris from the plastic battery tray so that the new battery will rest evenly on it.

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Lower In New Battery
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Battery Hold Down Clamp
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Tighten Bolt Clockwise
Carefully lower the new battery in to the engine bay and on to the plastic battery tray.

The positive "+" post should be on the left (passenger) side and the negative "-" post should be on the right (driver) side.

Lower the black plastic wedge down in to the front of the new battery and on to the tray.

Spin in the 10mm bolt a few turns by hand in the clockwise direction to prevent it from becoming cross threaded.

Tighten the battery hold down bolt in the clockwise direction with the 10mm socket, extension bar and ratchet until it is snug.

Check to see if the new battery can be moved, slid or rocked on the tray. If the new battery can be moved, tighten the 10mm hold down bolt an extra turn or two.

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Replace Heat Shield Cover
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Push On Positive Terminal
Lower the fabric heat shield box over the new battery.

If you've been having issues with corrosion (e.g. white or blue powder) building up on the battery posts or terminals, you should consider installing some felt anti-corrosion washers on to the battery posts.

Push the positive terminal on to the "+" battery post.

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Tighten Terminal Clockwise
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Replace Negative Terminal
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12V Battery Replaced
Tighten the 10mm nut on the positive terminal by turning it clockwise until it is snug.

Try to avoid over tightening the terminal nut to prevent from cracking or damaging the battery post which could lead to an acid leak.

Then push the negative terminal on to the "-" battery post and tighten the 10mm nut in the clockwise direction.

Test the new 12V battery by starting the engine, turning on the headlights and flashing the high beams.

Please be sure to adjust the time on the clock and program your favorite radio station presets before driving.

Also, remember to record the 12V battery change in your car's service records.

For more, please check out all of my 2015-2017 Chrysler 200 DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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