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Nissan Qashqai & Rogue Sport 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide
How to change a dead 12 volt car battery in a second generation 2014 to 2021 Nissan Qashqai or Rogue Sport.

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2020 Rogue Sport 2.0L
Right - Driver Side
Loosen Counterclockwise

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Nissan Qashqai and the 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport (USA) with the MR20DD 2.0 liter inline four cylinder engine in changing a weak or dead 12 volt car battery.

Owners of other Nissan, Infiniti or related Renault vehicles such as the Rogue, X-Trail, Note, Versa, Altima, Maxima, Sentra, Juke, Kicks, Murano, Pathfinder, Armada, Frontier, Titan, Quest, NV200, Q50, Q60, QX50, QX60, QX80 and Renault Kadjar may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The OEM (original equipment manufacturer) 12V battery in this 2020 Rogue Sport was a "Group Size" 47 or H5.

Nissan recommends that you replace the OEM battery with another EFB (enhanced flooded) battery or an even more durable AGM (absorbed glass mat) battery. A standard flooded lead-acid battery may not last very long.

The part number is Nissan or Infiniti 24410-6MA0A which was discontinued and replaced by part number 999M1-NBH5A.

A few compatible replacement group size 47 or H5 12V automotive batteries with their part numbers include the following: Delphi BU9047 AGM (absorbed glass mat), Duralast H5-AGM, Napa BAT 9847 AGM

The tools needed to access and replace the battery include a deep well 10mm socket with a 1/4" or 3/8" drive ratchet or a 10mm wrench and a pop rivet removal tool or a flat head screwdriver.

Please proceed with caution and at your own risk!

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

The 12V battery is located under the CAI (cold air intake) assembly which is made up of two separate pieces.

Locate the black metal bolt near the front of the curved air intake pipe or "tube" just behind the driver side headlight housing.

Remove the bolt by turning it in the counterclockwise direction with the 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet. You could also use a Phillips head screwdriver.

Black Metal Bolt Removed
Pry Out Center Button
Release Second Fastener
Set the bolt aside in a safe place.

There are two round black plastic pop rivet fasteners on the front edge of the air intake assembly.

Use the flat head screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool to gently lift out the smaller round button in the center of each fastener.

Then pry out the base of both fasteners. Set the two pop rivets aside with the bolt.

Unlock Rear Fastener
Pull Out Rear Pop Rivet
1 Bolt - 3 Pop Rivets
Locate the round black fastener at the rear of the air intake assembly that attaches it to the top of the engine air filter box.

Pry out the smaller round button in the center to unlock the fastener and then pry out the base.

Set the third pop rivet aside with the other fasteners.

Lift Off Front of Air Intake
Pull Off Rear Air Intake
Air Intake Removed
Lift the front half of the air intake assembly out of the engine bay.

Pull the rear half of the air intake assembly out of the engine bay and set it aside in a safe place. There is a plastic peg inserted into a rubber grommet that secures the front edge of the rear air intake assembly in place.

Once the two halves of the air intake assembly have been removed, you'll have easy access to the old 12 volt car battery.

Warning: Do not touch both the "-" negative and "+" positive battery posts at the same time to avoid being electrocuted!

Old Battery Exposed
Loosen Front Nut
Front Nut Removed
There is a black metal hold down clamp and two "J" shaped bars that secure the battery to the tray in the engine bay.

Loosen the two nuts in the counterclockwise direction by using the deep well 10mm socket and a 1/4" or 3/8" drive ratchet or a 10mm wrench.

You don't have to completely remove the two nuts from the top of the "J" hook bars. Just loosen them enough so that you can remove the hooks at the bottom of the bars from their mounting points on the battery tray.

Loosen Rear Nut
Turn Counterclockwise
Lift Out Front "J" Bar
Once the two nuts are loose enough, pull the "J" hooks at the bottom of the bars out of their mounting slots on the battery tray.
Rear "J" Hook Bar
Battery Hold Down Clamp
Loosen Negative Terminal
Carefully lift the hold down clamp and the two "J" hook bars off the old battery.

Avoid making contact with the battery terminals or the battery posts!

Loosen the "-" negative terminal a few turns in the counterclockwise direction with the 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet.

You do not need to fully remove the nut. Just loosen it enough so that the terminal can be pulled off the post.

Pull Off "-" Terminal
Cover & Tuck Away
Red Plastic Cover
Carefully pull the negative terminal off the "-" battery post.

Cover the terminal in a small towel and tuck it away behind the fuse box to help prevent accidental electrical contact.

Flip open the red plastic cover on the "+" positive terminal.

Positive Terminal Exposed
Loosen "+" Terminal Nut
Pull Off Positive Terminal
Loosen the nut on the "+" positive terminal a few turns in the counterclockwise direction with the 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet.

Pull the positive terminal off the "+" battery post.

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

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

Gently 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 prevent from having to pay a "core", "recycling" or "disposal" fee.

OEM Part Number
Clean Off Battery Tray
Lower In New Battery
Clean off any debris from the plastic tray to make sure the new battery will rest evenly on it.

Gently lower the new battery down into the engine bay. The positive "+" post should be on the left (passenger) side and the "-" negative post should be situated on the right (driver) side.

Replace Heat Shield Box
Push On Positive Terminal
Tighten Nut Clockwise
Lower the heat shield cover down into place over the new battery.

If you've been having an issue with corrosion (white, blue or green powder) building up on the terminals, consider installing some felt anti-corrosion washers over the battery posts.

Another option to prevent corrosion is to spray some CRC Battery Terminal Protector on to the posts and terminals.

Push the positive terminal down over the "+" battery post.

Tighten the terminal nut by turning it in the clockwise direction with the 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet until it is snug.

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

Close Red Plastic Cover
Battery Hold Down Bar
Re-Insert Rear "J" Hook
Flip the red plastic cover over the positive terminal.

Carefully lower the two "J" shaped bars and the hold down clamp over the top of the new battery.

Avoid making contact with the terminals or the battery posts.

Re-insert the "J" hooks at the bottom of the bars back into their mounting slots on the battery tray.

Re-Install Front "J" Hook
Tighten Nut Clockwise
Tighten Front Nut
Tighten the two nuts on to the top of the "J" hook bars by turning them in the clockwise direction until they are snug.
Push On Negative Terminal
Tighten Nut Clockwise
New Battery Installed
Push the negative terminal over the "-" battery post.

Tighten the nut in the clockwise direction with the 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet until it is snug.

Make sure the new battery can't be moved, slid or rocked on the tray. If it can be moved, tighten the two nuts on the hold down clamp an extra turn or two.

Air Intake & Filter Box
Replace Rear Air Intake
Lower In Front Air Intake
Slide the rear edge of the air intake assembly into the slot on the engine air filter housing.

Push down the air intake to secure the plastic peg into the rubber grommet situated just in front of the 12V battery.

Lower the front half of the air intake assembly down into place.

Spin In Black Metal Bolt
Tighten Bolt Clockwise
Re-Insert Rear Fastener
Spin in the black metal bolt a few turns by hand to prevent it from becoming cross threaded.

Tighten the bolt by turning it in the clockwise direction until it is snug.

Replace the rear plastic fastener that secures the back half of the air intake assembly to the engine air filter box.

Replace Front Pop Rivets
Push In Center Button
Battery Change Complete
Replace the two pop rivets at the front edge of the air intake assembly that secures it to the plastic radiator cover.

Be sure to adjust the time on the clock and re-program your favorite radio stations before you start driving.

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

Please check out all of the 2014-2021 Nissan Qashqai / Rogue Sport DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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