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Nissan Murano 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide
How to change a dead 12 volt car battery in the engine bay of a 2nd generation 2009-2014 Nissan Murano SUV with photos.

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Paul B. Michaels
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Auto Mechanic Since 1989

2014 Nissan Murano
Loosen 10mm Bolt
10mm Bolt Removed
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014) Nissan Murano SUV in changing a dead 12 volt car battery in the engine bay.

Owners of other Nissan or Infiniti vehicles such as the Versa, Maxima, Juke, Rogue, Altima, Xterra, Pathfinder, Sentra, Cube, Armada, Leaf, Quest, Frontier, Teana, 370Z, GT-R, Titan, G25, G37, M35, QX56, QX60 and M37 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A few compatible replacement "Group Size 35" 12V automotive 12V batteries with their part numbers include the following: Optima 8020-164 35 RedTop, Exide Edge FP-AGM35, EverStart MAXX-35N (Walmart), Bosch 35-640B or 35-650BAGM, Optima RED35 or YELD35, AutoCraft 35-2 or 35-2-S, and NAPA BAT 8435 or BAT 7535.

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

Right Side 10mm Bolt
Loosen Counterclockwise
2nd 10mm Bolt Removed
The first two steps are to open the hood and then move over to the right (driver) side of the engine bay.

The 12 volt car battery is located under the air intake assembly and in front of the engine air filter box.

The air intake assembly is held in place by two bolts on the front edge.

Loosen the two bolts by turning them counterclockwise with the 10mm socket and 1/4" drive ratcheting wrench.

You can also use a Phillips head screwdriver to remove the two bolts.

Two 10mm Bolts Removed
Pull Off Air Intake Assembly
Air Intake Removed
Set the two bolts aside in a safe place.

Gently lift the front end of the air intake and remove the assembly from the engine bay.

Set the air intake assembly aside in a safe place.

12V Battery Exposed
Loosen "-" Terminal Nut
Pull Off Negative Terminal
Loosen the nut on the negative "-" terminal by turning it counterclockwise with a 10mm socket and 1/4" drive ratcheting wrench.

Pull the negative terminal straight off the battery post.

Wrap In Towel & Tuck Away
Loosen Hold Down Bar Nut
Loosen ECU Bracket Nut
Cover the negative terminal with a small towel and tuck it away on the side of the battery to help prevent accidental electrical contact.

Loosen the two 10mm nuts that hold the battery hold down bar or "clamp" in place by turning them counterclockwise.

Loosen Other 10mm Nut
ECU Computer Bracket Nut
10mm Nut Removed
Then loosen the 10mm nut that holds the ECU (electronic control unit or "computer") bracket to the hold down bar.

Remove the nut and set it aside in a safe place.

Swing Away ECU Bracket
Hold Down Bar Nuts
Pull Off Battery Clamp
Loosen the other 10mm nut that holds the bracket to the ECU unit.

Swing the ECU bracket up and towards the rear of the engine bay.

Spin off the two nuts on the battery hold down bar and set them aside in a safe place.

Lift off the battery clamp bar and set it aside in a safe place.


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

Loosen the 10mm terminal nut by turning it counterclockwise with the ratcheting wrench.

Pull the positive battery terminal off the post, flip the red plastic cover closed, and tuck it away on the side.

Lift Out Plastic Battery Box
Clean Off Plastic Tray
Remove Old 12V Battery
Lift out the plastic battery cover and set it aside in a safe place.

Carefully lift the old 12V battery out of the engine bay and gently set it on the ground.

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

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

Lower In New 12V Battery
Replace Hold Down Bar
Spin On 10mm Nuts
Gently lower a new "Group Size 35" 12 volt battery in to the engine bay with the positive terminal closer to the rear of the engine bay and the "-" negative terminal closer to the front bumper.

Lower the plastic battery box down over the new battery.

Lower the battery hold down clamp bar over the new battery.

Spin on the two 10mm nuts in the clockwise direction a few turns by hand to prevent them from becoming cross threaded.

Tighten Nuts Clockwise
Tighten ECU 10mm Nut
Push On Positive Terminal
Tighten the battery hold down bar nuts in the clockwise direction with the 10mm socket and ratcheting wrench until they are snug.

Swing down the ECU bracket and replace the 10mm nut.

Tighten the two 10mm nuts for the ECU bracket in the clockwise direction until they are snug.

If you've had a problem with corrosion on the battery terminals, consider using some felt anti-corrosion washers.

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

Tighten 10mm Terminal Nut
Close Red Plastic Cover
Push On Negative Terminal
Tighten the 10mm positive terminal nut in the clockwise direction until it is snug.

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

Push the "-" terminal on to the negative battery post.

Tighten 10mm "-" Nut
Replace Air Intake Assembly
Spin In 10mm Bolt
Tighten the 10mm nut on the negative terminal in the clockwise direction until it is snug.

Lower the air intake assembly back in to place.

Replace 2nd 10mm Bolt
Tighten Clockwise
Tighten 10mm Bolts
Replace the two 10mm bolts near the front edge of the air intake assembly and tighten them in the clockwise direction until they are snug.

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

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

For more, check out my other 2009-2014 Nissan Murano DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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