Parts & Tools Parts & Tools
Mechanics Mechanics
Gear Guide Gear Guide

Battery Replacement: 2003-2008 Pontiac Vibe

Honda City helped make these videos

We are still working to obtain content for your car, however the video above is believed to have similar characteristics as your car.

Video Description

The video above shows you how to replace the battery in your 2008 Pontiac Vibe. We recommend changing the battery in Pontiacs every 4 years. Although some batteries last much longer, most batteries begin breaking down chemically after four years, so you could experience dimmer headlights and other negative effects before you have a dead battery in your Vibe that you need to replace.

Replacing the battery in your Vibe involves removing the terminals. When you reconnect the terminals, your radio presets are likely to be cleared out. In some Vibes, you may need to re-enter a security code to get your radio to work again. Check for this code in your owners manual - it will usually be either a sticker or small card in the booklet. If you can't find it, call Pontiac and they will give you the code for free. In many Pontiacs, the transmission "learns" how you drive over time and makes adjustments, so you may experience altered driving dynamics as your car re-learns your driving style after changing the battery.

Other videos you might find helpful

  • 2003-2008 Pontiac Vibe Cabin Air Filter Check
    Bad odors inside? Check this

    Do you ever get into your friend's car and notice a bad smell? A dirty cabin air filter could be the culprit

    2008 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L 4 Cyl.
  • Headlight Change 2003-2008 Pontiac Vibe
    Change a burnt out headlight

    Avoid tickets and accidents with both working headlights! New bulbs are much brighter too

    2008 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L 4 Cyl.
  • 2003-2008 Pontiac Vibe Interior Fuse Check
    Check for a blown interior fuse

    Carmakers are hiding interior fuse boxes all over the place these days - see how to check your interior fuses here!

    2008 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L 4 Cyl.
  • Reverse Light Replacement 2003-2008 Pontiac Vibe
    Replace reverse light

    White light when you back up - yup, they burn out and you can replace them with bright LEDs

    2008 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L 4 Cyl.
  • Rear Turn Signal Replacement Pontiac Vibe (2003-2008)
    Change a rear blinker

    Don't send mixed signals - if your turn signal doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb

    2008 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L 4 Cyl.
  • Fog Light Replacement 2003-2008 Pontiac Vibe
    Replace fog lights

    Don't be caught in the fog with burnt out fog light bulbs

    2008 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L 4 Cyl.
  • See all videos for the 2008 Pontiac Vibe
The Right Parts
The Right Tools
batteries battery chargers terminal clamps preset protectors tires gloves consoles and organizers battery terminal cleaners