by Tara Kimball
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The Nissan Versa’s battery mounts near the rear of the engine compartment on the driver’s side. You should replace the battery immediately if it loses its charge. Purchase a replacement battery from a Nissan dealer or auto parts store. Save time and money spent at a service center by changing the battery yourself. Many auto parts stores and dealerships accept old batteries for recycling.
Park your Versa on level ground and remove the key from the ignition. Open and secure the hood of the Versa.
Loosen the battery terminal connection on the negative battery post with a wrench. Remove the cable. Follow the same procedure to remove the positive battery cable.
Lift the retention strap off the top of the battery. Pull the bottom tab on the battery to lift the strap, then move the strap out of the way. Remove the battery.
Insert the new battery into the compartment. Replace the retention strap and snap it into place. Connect the positive battery cable. Tighten it with a wrench. Connect the negative cable. Tighten the connection with the wrench. Close the hood.
- Always disconnect the negative cable before removing the old battery.
- When you finish installing the new battery, connect the positive cable first to avoid serious injury or damage to the electrical system.