Battery Replacement: 2001 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L V6 Convertible

Pontiac Firebird Model Years - 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

Where the battery is located and how to remove the 12V battery terminals

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Hans Angermeier is an ASE certified Maintenance and Light Repair Technician and has produced over 100,000 videos showing drivers how to fix things on their cars. He has broad expertise on basic repair procedures covering the majority of cars on the road. Over the past 10 years, Hans has been focused on building CarCareKiosk, which is visited by millions of drivers each month.

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Where is the battery located in a Pontiac Firebird?

The video above shows you how to replace the battery in your 2001 Pontiac Firebird. 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 Firebird that you need to replace.

The battery location in a Pontiac Firebird can typically be found in the engine bay, but may be in the trunk, fender or inside of the vehicle. You may need to remove the air filter housing, a plastic engine cover or parts of the cowl to find the battery in your Firebird. See exactly where the battery is located in your 2001 Pontiac Firebird.

Replacing the battery in your Firebird involves removing the terminals. When you reconnect the terminals, your radio presets are likely to be cleared out. In some Firebirds, 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.

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