[Vwdiesel] 04' battery change

brian gochnauer brian at gochnauer.net
Mon Dec 22 08:22:34 PST 2008

This morning at -4F my 04' Jetta would not start, of course, in typical
office clothes, it was colder than a "...." .
Got the cover off, tried to jump it with no success, tried to boost charge
it.... nope.

The problem is I've never seen such an arrangement as this, a lot of plastic
and a big chuck if it in middle top of the battery.
It wasn't obvious to me how to get the battery out, with that but chuck of
plastic connections sitting there, no screws.
By the time I get home tonight it will be maybe 5 F in the driveway and
nearly dark.
How is all this plastic held together?  Do I just snap-off ( in the cold)
plastic and pull the battery.
I would guess the top piece snap in to the plastic surround covering part of
backside of the battery, or are there screws somewhere I'm not seeing?

Really appreiate any pointers.


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