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The video above shows you how to replace the battery in your 1997 Pontiac Bonneville. 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 Bonneville that you need to replace.
Replacing the battery in your Bonneville involves removing the terminals. When you reconnect the terminals, your radio presets are likely to be cleared out. In some Bonnevilles, 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.
Transmissions that leak fluid usually have never been flushed and the seal is finally leaking. The right stop leak product can cure a lot1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L V6
If you have an electrical component that doesn't work, try replacing the fuse first1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L V6
DRLs are on more than your headlights. They burn out faster and should be replaced regularly1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L V6
If your blinker doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L V6
If you are leaking oil and parking on your oil spots each night, the oil is breaking down your tires' rubber1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L V6
White light when you back up - yup, they burn out and you can replace them with bright LEDs1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L V6