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post #1 of 5 Old 11-13-2016, 01:44 AM Thread Starter
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2014 Compass Battery DIY

Just a quick question. Has anyone had any issues on swapping out a battery on your own? I know it is much more simple on older cars, but with newer cars and all the computer systems in them now makes me a little weiry. I found a video tutorial that will walk me through it. Just curious if anyone out there hasn't had any issues with it.

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I've done mine last year. Focus on the mounting pad which holds the battery down at the base first. A long extension is normally needed, I use one anyway. If you can't get it unbolted and out then the battery can't be swapped. I did that in a Walmart parking lot taking the tools with me after loosening or removing the pad. having the wrenches for the battery post bolts as well. After done I take the old one back in for the core exchange $$$ back. Off I go, make sure it starts and runs with the new one. LOL or you're SOL after the swap.

There is nothing new or complex but on an older vehicle the rust may prevent or make removing the bolt in the hold down pad very difficult to remove. So I tackle that first.

If its going into a 2014, that pretty early to replace the OEM battery. My 2009 was weak would have been a problem for last winter so I changed it in late 2015. That 7 years approx. You might want to meter the voltage across the battery which should 14.2 - 14.5VDC depending on outside temp. Usually higher the colder it gets. Summer can be up to .5VDC lower maxing at 14.0VDC. Anyway just a though given that 2014 is not old.

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post #3 of 5 Old 11-14-2016, 09:32 AM
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Saw this video--- carcarekiosk.com/video/2011_Jeep_Compass_2.4L_4_Cyl./battery/replace_battery. It can give you an idea how to replace the battery on your ride.
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post #4 of 5 Old 11-17-2016, 03:06 AM
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I assume my 2012 Compass is no different to the 2017 model?

I just replaced my OEM battery after 4+ years of service..

After much research and head scratching, got it sorted..

Manufactures websites say replace with DIN66 to get 550+ CCA, BUT physically the battery is a DIN55 (approx) 240L x 175W x 175H and DIN 66 is 278L and is too tight to fit in tray without modifications....

The VARTA "D39" is a DIN55 spec battery with 610CCA withy 241W x 175W x 190H and fits like OEM unit, including having the +ve terminal in the correct location!

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post #5 of 5 Old 01-04-2017, 09:16 PM
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I changed out the battery in my 2014 Compass with a Duralast (Autozone) battery and it fine in the compartment with the new battery with the +post to the right.
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