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Nissan Murano 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide
How to change a dead 12 volt car battery in a 3rd generation 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Nissan Murano SUV.

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2017 Murano 12V Battery
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Loosen Counterclockwise
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Pull Off Negative Terminal
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and probably also the updated 2019 & 2020 model years) Nissan Murano SUV in changing a dead or weak 12 volt automotive battery for the VQ35DE 3.5L V6 engine.

Owners of other Nissan and Infiniti vehicles such as the Rogue, Pathfinder, Armada, Versa, Sentra, Altima, Maxima, Leaf, 370Z, GT-R, Frontier, Titan, NV200, Q50, Q70, Q60, QX30, QX50, QX60, QX70 and QX80 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The OEM battery was a "Group Size" 35.

A few compatible group size 35 batteries with their part numbers are as follows: DieHard 38275, Odyssey 35-PC1400T and Optima OPT8020-164 35 RedTop.

The tools needed to complete this procedure include a 10mm socket, a 1/4" drive ratchet and a 10mm wrench or a deep well 10mm socket.



 
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Cover & Tuck Away
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ECU (Computer) Bracket
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Loosen Counterclockwise
The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the right front (driver) side of the engine bay.

The 12 volt car battery is situated behind the driver side headlight and in front of the engine air filter box.

Use the 10mm socket and 1/4" drive ratchet to loosen the nut on the negative "-" terminal in the counterclockwise direction.

Carefully 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.

Next, we'll remove the black metal battery hold down bar or "clamp" and the bracket that secures the ECU (engine control unit or the "car computer") to the left side of the battery.

Remove the 10mm nut on the ECU bracket that secures it to the battery hold down clamp.

Set the 10mm nut aside in a safe place.

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10mm Nut Removed
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Loosen Counterclockwise
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Rotate Away Metal Bracket
Loosen the 10mm bolt near the top of the ECU bracket by turning it a few turns in the counterclockwise direction.

Then swing the ECU bracket up and towards the rear of the engine bay so that it is out of the way of the old 12V battery.

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Battery Hold Down Clamp
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Loosen Counterclockwise
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Spin Off 10mm Nuts
Loosen the two nuts on the black metal battery hold down clamp by turning them in the counterclockwise direction with a deep well 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet or a 10mm wrench.
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Battery Hold Down Bar
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Lift Off Battery Clamp
Spin off the two nuts and set them aside in a safe place.

Carefully lift the battery hold down bar off the old battery while avoiding making electrical contact with the battery posts.

Set the hold down clamp aside in a safe place.

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Open Red Plastic Cover
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Loosen Positive Terminal
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Pull Off Positive Terminal
Swing open the red plastic cover on the positive "+" terminal.

Loosen the nut on the positive terminal by turning it in the counterclockwise direction with the 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet.



 

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Lift Off Heat Shield Cover
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Battery Heat Shield Box
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Lift Out Old Battery
Lift the battery heat shield cover off the old battery and set it aside for re-installation later on.

Carefully lift the old battery out of the engine bay and gently rest it on the ground.

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 the auto parts store or Walmart to avoid having to pay a "core", "recycling" or "disposal" fee. The retailer will also have the old battery properly recycled.

The OEM battery in this 2017 Murano SV AWD was a Johnson Controls Battery Group Inc. part number 24410 JA10B GR35 63Ah with 550CCA.

If you can wait a few days for delivery, I recommend buying the DieHard 38275 12V battery since it has excellent reviews on Amazon.

(If you go to Walmart, the compatible replacement battery is the EverStart MAXX-35N.)

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Clean Off Battery Tray
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Lower In New Battery
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Replace Battery Cover
Clean off any debris on the black plastic battery tray in the engine bay so that the new battery will rest evenly on it.

Carefully lower the new 12V battery into the engine bay with the positive terminal situated closer to the rear of the vehicle and the negative terminal closer to the front of the SUV.

Lower the heat shield cover over the new battery.

If you have had a problem with corrosion (white or blue powder) building up on the terminals or posts, consider installing some felt anti-corrosion washers.

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Push On Positive Terminal
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Tighten Nut Clockwise
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Lower Battery Clamp
Push the positive terminal on to the "+" battery post.

Tighten the 10mm terminal nut in the clockwise direction 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.

Lower the hold down clamp over the top of the new battery. Avoid making contact with the battery posts or terminals.

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Spin On 10mm Nuts
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Close Red Plastic Cover
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Replace ECU Bracket
Spin on the two 10mm nuts on the battery hold down clamp a few turns by hand in the clockwise direction to prevent them from becoming cross threaded.

If you've had an issue with corrosion (white or blue powder) building up on the terminals or the battery posts, consider installing some felt anti-corrosion washers to prevent any further damage to the terminals or wires.

Push the red plastic cover closed over the positive terminal.

Swing the ECU bracket over the top of the new battery and on to the threaded bolt end on the hold down clamp.

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Spin On 10mm Nut
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Replace 10mm Nut
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Tighten Clockwise
Replace the 10mm nut on to the ECU bracket and tighten it in the clockwise direction.
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Tighten Bracket Nuts
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Battery Clamp Secured
Tighten the two battery clamp nuts in the clockwise direction until they are snug.

Double check that the new battery can not be moved, slid around or rocked on the tray.

If the new battery can be moved, tighten the two nuts on the hold down clamp an extra turn or two.

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Push On Negative Terminal
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Tighten Clockwise
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12V Battery Replaced
Push the negative terminal on to the "-" battery post.

Tighten the terminal nut in the clockwise direction with the 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet.

To test the new 12V battery, start the engine and flash the high beams.

Please remember to adjust the time on the clock and program your favorite radio station presets before you start driving.

If you plan on not using your vehicle for a few weeks or longer, I highly recommend using a Battery Tender Jr. trickle charger to keep the 12V lead acid battery fully charged to ensure a maximum usable lifetime.

Be sure to record the battery change in your vehicle's service records.

For more, please check out all of my 2015-2018 Nissan Murano DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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