Saturday, January 31, 2015
Here's some Random Internet Shit
I had floating around my folders...
For some reason, I felt compelled to organize it
in a relevant way, but that's just me.
Damn Internet! :P
BTW... Eye Bleach may be needed
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My battery died a few days ago. It wouldn't hold a charge so I needed a new one, no biggie... 'till it was time to take it out. I worked on many older cars before, but never one this new. They like to hide shit under plastic these days. I mean this should be obvious, right? Well at first, it wasn't :/
Now that I went through it, I wanna roll my eyes at how simple it was. I admit it, I went online for some tips on how to get the battery out. And I found nothing really useful about my specific vehicle. So I figured it out on my own. Which brings me to the following issue. Since no one has posted much of anything worthwhile about this "simple" task, why don't I do it ;-)
So I took a couple picture of my Equinox's engine bay. Then scribbled a few things on them in a way that I would have loved to find, when I looked for some online help. So here it is, in laymen's terms... available to anyone searching for help on such a "trivial" task.
2011 Chevrolet Equinox Battery Basics 101
If you need clear information on the following issues,
inspect the pictures bellow.
Jump Starting Terminals
Click the pictures for a better look.
2011 Equinox Battery Removal Steps:
1~ Slide off the plastic computer cover exposing 3 large wire connectors.
2~ Unclip the 3 connectors from the computer, label if needed.
3~ Remove the bolt that was hiding behind the middle wires. You can access this bolt if you have the right tools without unclipping the connectors. I took them off because it was very cold (-20C) when I did this. I did not want to put extra stress on the wires. It was easier to take the computer completely out of the way.
4~ Slide the computer off the metal tabs and put in a safe place.
5~ Remove the 2 bolts holding the metal bracket in place. The one towards the firewall is easy. The second one, is harder to get at since it's hiding under a plastic panel. Pop out the plastic faster indicated on the picture to lift the panel just enough to slide your ratchet or wrench in. If I recall correctly, you need 8mm all around.
6~ Remove the battery cables and voila!
7~ Reverse the steps to re-install.
If you find this information helpful, let me know ;-)
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
No so much for the rest of us... :/
I spotted the following story
over @AngryMike's a few days ago.
A little more insight into the Jellyfish Mind...