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Hi fellow forum members. As Winter is almost here, and I don't want to be stranded somewhere cold and nasty due to a bad or weak 12V battery, I have three questions:

1. How can I check the health of the battery without actually getting to its terminals? Can I muse my check device somewhere else on some other terminals that represent the battery life?

2. Just in case I do get stranded because of a bad or weak battery, exactly where is this elusive battery located and how does one get to it to change it? Any diagrams? Do I have to take the passenger front wheel off to do this?

3. After changing it, do we have to do a re-flash or is it like any other car, just get in and all will be fine?

Thanks all.
 

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Thanks Ira and Harleyguy. The battery is likely the original battery but it had always been fully maintained and never given any trouble. I will likely pull off the wheel and look at the old battery. I have had other cars (not Karma) die on me because of four or five year old batteries and don't want the same thing happening here. If I do change the battery, do I have to do anything special to the car before starting? Also, any specific model and make anyone suggets Thanks
 

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My 12V battery is fine at the moment but Pat's Garage is changing it next week for preventative maintenance. It's covered under the CSP.

It sounds like you're into a DIY, and if so, contact Karma Automotive or any CSP for the specs.
 

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I will, thanks.
 

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I just did mine a few months ago. The heat out here kills lead batteries faster than the cold. Didn't want to be "stuck" somewhere not able to get into the car someday.
 

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Jim; They advised all is OK with the battery. I was just wondering where it was and how to pull it. Now, I know just in case it dies.
 

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Step 1: Disconnect 12v and Pull Front Passenger Side Wheel.
Step 2: Remove inner fender liner
Step 3: Remove battery tie-downs
Step 4: Remove current sensor and terminals
Step 5: Reverse Procedure ( I use odyssey batteries in my Karma's and they are great)
 

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thanks very much
 
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