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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.
Burnt out brake lights increase your chance of getting rear ended - check and change yours today1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L V6
Don't send mixed signals - if your turn signal doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L V6
Unlike a waist belt, these usually become looser as they age! Learn how to check it here1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L V6
Small bulbs that burn out regularly - did you know you can replace these with LED lights?1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L V6
Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L V6
One of the easiest fluids to top off - learn how to open the hood and where the reservoir is on your car1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L V6