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Infiniti QX60 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide
How to change a weak or dead 12 volt car battery in a first generation 2013 to 2020 Infiniti QX60 luxury SUV.

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2020 QX60 3.5L V6
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Right (Driver) Side
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12V Car Battery
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020) Infiniti QX60 luxury SUV equipped with the VQ35DE 3.5L V6 engine in changing a weak or dead 12 volt car battery.

Owners of other Infiniti and Nissan vehicles such as the JX35, Q50, Q60, QX50, QX80, Pathfinder, Murano, Rogue, Armada, Kicks, Frontier, Titan, NV, NV200, 370Z, GT-R, Leaf, Maxima, Altima, Sentra and Versa might also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The OEM (original equipment manufacturer) 12V battery "Group Size" is 35 and the part number was Renault / Nissan 24410 9DJ0A.

Two compatible replacement Group Size 35 batteries with their part number are as follows: Optima RedTop 8020-164 35 and Optima YellowTop 8040-218 D35.

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

The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the right (driver) side of the engine bay.

The 12V battery is located behind the driver side headlight housing and in front of the engine air filter box.



 

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Loosen Negative Terminal
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Cover & Tuck Away
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Loosen Right Clamp Nut
Do NOT touch both battery terminals or posts at the same time to avoid electrocuting yourself!

It would also be a good idea to wear some Mechanix Gloves or nitrile rubber or latex gloves.

First, loosen the nut on the "-" negative terminal by turning it in the counterclockwise direction with a 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet.

You do not need to remove the nut. Just turn it a few times until the terminal is loose enough to be removed.

Carefully pull the negative terminal off the "-" battery post.

Wrap the terminal in a small towel and tuck it away on the right side of the battery behind the headlight housing to help prevent accidental electrical contact.

Then loosen the nut on the right side of the battery hold down clamp by turning it in the counterclockwise direction with a deep well 10mm socket and a 1/4" or 3/8" drive ratchet.

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Loosen Left ECU Nut
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Loosen Top ECU Nut
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Spin Off Nut
On the left side of the battery hold down clamp, there is a mounting bar for the ECU (electronic control unit or "car computer").

Remove the nut for the ECU bracket on the left side of the hold down clamp by turning it in the counterclockwise direction with the 10mm socket and a ratchet.

Set the nut aside in a safe place.

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Swing Off ECU Bracket
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Loosen Left Clamp Nut
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Spin Off Right Side Nut
Loosen the nut on the top of the ECU bracket a few turns in the counterclockwise direction with the 10mm socket and a ratchet. You don't need to fully remove the top nut on the ECU bracket.

Swing the ECU bracket up and off the top of the old 12V battery.

Spin off the two nuts on the battery hold down clamp.

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Spin Off Left Side Nut
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Three Nuts Removed
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Pull Off Hold Down Bar
Set the nuts aside in a safe place.

Carefully pull the hold down bar off the top of the old battery.

Avoid making contact with the two battery posts!

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Open Red Plastic Cover
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Loosen Positive Terminal
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Pry Up Positive Terminal
Flip open the red plastic cover on the positive terminal.

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

Pull the positive terminal off the old battery.

If you have trouble removing the terminal, use a plastic pry bar tool to gently lift off the terminal.

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Pull Off "+" Terminal
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Slide Off Heat Shield
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Battery Cover Removed
Close the red plastic cover and tuck the positive terminal away on the rear of the battery to help prevent accidental electrical contact.

Lift the heat shield off the old battery and set it aside for re-installation later on.

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Lift Out Old Battery
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OEM 12V Battery
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Part # 24410 9DJ0A
Carefully set the old battery down on the ground.

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

Be sure to take the old battery with you to the auto parts store or Walmart to avoid having to pay a "core" fee.

If you can wait a few days for delivery, I recommend buying the Optima RedTop 8020-164 35 12V battery since it has excellent reviews from other Nissan and Infiniti owners.

The OEM battery was marked as part number Renault / Nissan 24410 9DJ0A (63Ah 550A).

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Clean Off Battery Tray
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Tape Hold Back Terminal
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Lower In New Battery
Clean off any debris on the plastic tray in the engine bay so that the new battery will rest evenly on it.

To keep the positive terminal from getting in the way, I used a piece of Gorilla tape to hold it back near the fuse box and engine air filter box.

Carefully lower the new 12V battery into the engine bay and on to the plastic tray.

The "+" positive post should be at the rear of the engine bay (closer to the windshield) and the "-" negative post should be located closer to the front of the SUV (by the driver side headlight housing).

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Slide On Heat Shield
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Push On Positive Terminal
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Flush With Battery Top
Lower the heat shield box over the new battery.

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

The felt washers are a very cheap way to help prevent from having to replace corroded and damaged terminals or cables.

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

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Tighten "+" Terminal
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Replace Hold Down Bar
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Lower ECU Bracket
Tighten the negative terminal by turning the nut in the clockwise direction with the 10mm socket and a ratchet until it is snug.

Try to avoid over tightening the terminal nut to prevent from cracking the battery post.

Lower the hold down clamp over the two threaded bar ends on either side of the new battery.

Swing the ECU bracket down over the threaded bar end on the top of the hold down clamp.

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Tighten Left Nut
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Tighten ECU Bracket Nut
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Push On "-" Terminal
Spin on the three nuts for the hold down clamp a few turns in the clockwise direction to prevent them from becoming cross threaded.

Tighten the nuts by turning them in the clockwise direction with the deep well 10mm socket and a ratchet or a 10mm wrench until they are snug.

Carefully push the negative terminal over the "-" battery post.

There might be a small spark when you push on the "-" terminal.

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Tighten "-" Terminal Nut
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New Battery Installed
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Test New 12V Battery
Tighten the negative terminal nut in the clockwise direction until it is snug.

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

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 two nuts on the hold down clamp an extra turn or two.

To test the new battery, start the engine and turn on the headlights.

If you would like to test your alternator, use a digital multimeter to check the voltage on the battery with the engine off and on.

A fully charged 12V lead acid car battery should have a voltage of 12.6V when fully charged and with the engine off.

With the engine running, the alternator should be charging the battery at a voltage range of 13 volts to just over 14 volts.

Don't forget to write down the battery change in your vehicle's service records.

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

Please take a look at all of the 2013-2020 Infiniti QX60 DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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