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Battery Replacement: 2006-2011 Chevrolet HHR

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The video above shows you how to replace the battery in your 2009 Chevrolet HHR. We recommend changing the battery in Chevrolets 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 HHR that you need to replace.

Replacing the battery in your HHR involves removing the terminals. When you reconnect the terminals, your radio presets are likely to be cleared out. In some HHRs, 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 Chevrolet and they will give you the code for free. In many Chevrolets, 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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Step by Step Instructions for your Chevrolet HHR

  1. Watch the video above for instructions on how to change the battery in your 2009 Chevrolet HHR.
  2. Lift up the trunk’s lining to reach the spare tire and jack.
  3. Twist off the wing nut that keeps the spare tire in place and pull out the spare tire.
  4. Find the battery inside the trunk and remove the bracket keeping it in place.
  5. Remove the cables, starting with the negative and ending with the positive.
  6. The process of replacing the battery in your 2009 Chevrolet HHR is almost done!
  7. Scrub out any battery fluid that may have leaked outside.
  8. Once this is done you can replace the battery and apply the petroleum jelly.
  9. Mark in the purchase date and return the cables to their place.
  10. Put the bracket back on and cover up the battery area with the spare tire and cover, closed by the wing nut.
  11. If everything seems fixed, you have finished the task of changing the battery in your 2009 Chevrolet HHR.
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