Tech: How to replace a battery in a 1987-1996 Callaway Corvette:

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Callaway Chris
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Tech: How to replace a battery in a 1987-1996 Callaway Corvette:

Post by Callaway Chris » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:19 pm

Tech: How to replace a battery in a 1987-1996 Callaway Corvette:

Stock body or AeroBody, it's largely the same with only very slight differences from year to year. Skill level 1 out of 5.
If unsure of anything, consult factory service manual. Use directions at your own risk. Not responsible for your skills, or your car/condition, etc.
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1. Remove/disconnect battery cables (8mm battery wrench is used)
2. Remove 4 Torx fasteners from inside fender well (from top at rubber lip gasket area, down) The Torx heads may be 2 different sizes.
(might be easier if front wheel is turned to allow full access).
3. Remove 10mm bolt (sometimes hidden by foam weatherstrip) near firewall, on top of side panel near door hinge area.
4. Remove battery hold down bolt and remove, along with wedge hold down.
5. GENTLY pull back on side panel - CAREFUL not to crack or warp panel.
6. Slide battery out from tray.
7. Reverse steps to install.

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Re: Tech: How to replace a battery in a 1987-1996 Callaway Corvette:

Post by TN Aero » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:14 pm

I don't know if you are implying to bend the side panel or take it off, but I would remove the two (2 for sure possibly 3) fasteners on the underside of the side panel (not sure of the type it has been a while) and remove the side panel. It makes it much easier to access and less risk of cracking through bending. These fasteners are on the AeroBody side panel, I suspect these fasteners are on the non AeroBody as well.

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Re: Tech: How to replace a battery in a 1987-1996 Callaway Corvette:

Post by Callaway Chris » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:32 pm

I am saying, I have gently "flexed" the panel in the manner for 30 years on C4 Corvettes. No issues in my experiences. Your mileage may vary. If you are more comfortable removing all bolts, that's fine, too. :hi

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