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Chevrolet Camaro 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide
How to change a dead 12 volt car battery in the trunk of a 5th generation 2010 to 2015 GM Chevrolet Camaro coupe.

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2014 Camaro Trunk Open
Pull Out Trunk Carpet
Spare Tire Cover
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the fifth generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015) GM Chevrolet Camaro in changing a dead 12 volt automotive battery located in the trunk.

Owners of other General Motors vehicles such as the Spark, Cruze, Malibu, Sonic, Impala, Traverse, Tahoe, Trax, SS, GMC Terrain, Acadia, Yukon, Buick Verano, Regal, LaCrosse, Encore, Enclave and the Holden Barina may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The tools needed to complete this procedure include a 13mm socket, a 6" extension bar, a 3/8" drive ratchet a 10mm socket with a 1/4" drive ratchet or a 10mm wrench.

A few compatible Group Size H7 or 94R 12V batteries with their part numbers are as follows: Bosch S6587B S6, EverStart MAXX-H7, AutoCraft Gold 94RH7, AutoCraft Platinum H7-AGM, Napa Legend BAT 7594R and Mega-Tron Plus MTP-94R/H7.

Spare Tire Cover Removed
Remove Spare Tire
12V Car Battery Exposed
The first two steps are to open the trunk lid and pull out the grey carpet liner.

Then loosen the spare tire cover by rotating the black plastic knob in the counterclockwise direction.

Pull the plastic knob and the spare tire cover out of the trunk and set them aside in a safe place.

Carefully lift the spare wheel out of the trunk and set it aside in a safe place. (This would be a good time to inflate your spare tire to the proper air pressure.)

Once the spare tire has been removed, you'll be able to see the 12 volt battery.

Lift Off Battery Cover
Battery Terminals
Loosen 13mm Bolts
Lift the plastic cover off the top of the battery to expose the terminals.

Loosen the two bolts on the battery hold down bar by turning them counterclockwise with the 13mm socket and ratcheting wrench.

Loosen Counterclockwise
Battery Hold Down Bar
Hold Down Bar Removed
Set the two 13mm bolts aside in a safe place and lift off the black metal battery hold down bar.
Loosen Negative Terminal
Cover & Tuck On Side
Open "+" Terminal Cover
First loosen the negative "-" terminal by turning the nut in the counterclockwise direction with the 10mm socket and ratcheting wrench.

Lift the negative terminal straight off the "-" battery post.

Wrap the terminal in a towel and tuck it away on the side of the battery to help prevent accidental contact.

Flip open the red plastic cover on the positive battery terminal.

Loosen 10mm Terminal Nut
Pull Off Positive Terminal
Battery Exhaust Vent Tube
Loosen the 10mm nut on the positive "+" terminal by rotating it counterclockwise.

Lift the positive terminal straight off the battery post and close the plastic cover to prevent accidental contact.


Pull Off Battery Vent Tube
Battery Hold Down Clamp
Loosen 13mm Bolt
Gently pull the battery exhaust gases vent tube off the right (passenger) side of the battery.

Then loosen the 13mm bolt on the left (driver) side of the battery to release the hold down clamp.

Lift Out Old 12V Battery
ACDelco 8859 - 94RPS
Clean Off Battery Tray
Carefully lift the old battery out of the trunk and gently place it on the ground.

Try to avoid tipping over or dropping the battery to prevent acid from leaking out.

The OEM group size 94R battery in this 2014 Chevy Camaro was an ACDelco part # 8859.

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

Lower In New 12V Battery
Push In Exhaust Gas Vent Tube
Tighten 13mm Clamp Bolt
Carefully lower the new battery in to the trunk with the positive terminal on the left (driver side) and the negative terminal on the right (passenger) side of the vehicle.

Push in the black plastic connector at the end of the exhaust gases vent tube in to the hole on the side of the battery.

Tighten the 13mm bolt on the hold down clamp on the left side of the battery by turning it clockwise.

If you've had a problem with corrosion (white or blue powder) building up on the terminals or the battery posts, I'd recommend installing some felt anti-corrosion washers over the battery posts.

Push On "+" Terminal
Tighten 10mm Terminal Nut
Close Plastic Terminal Cover
Push on the "+" positive terminal and tighten the 10mm nut in the clockwise direction.

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

Close the red plastic cover over the positive terminal.

Push On "-" Terminal
Tighten 10mm Clockwise
Line Up Hold Down Bar
Carefully push on the "-" negative terminal and tighten the 10mm nut in the clockwise direction until it is snug.

Lower the black metal hold down bar over the top of the battery.

Tighten 13mm Bolt
Tighten 13mm Clockwise
Replace Plastic Battery Cover
Tighten the two 13mm bolts in the clockwise direction until they are snug.

Lower the black plastic battery cover down in to place.

Test the new 12V battery by starting the engine and turning on the headlights.

Be sure to adjust the time on the clock and choose your radio presets before driving.

Also, don't forget to record the battery change in your vehicle's service records.

For more, check out my other 2010-2015 GM Chevrolet Camaro DIY Repair Guides.

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