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I want to replace battery in my accord 2014 sports model as original one has gone bad and also battery terminal (positive cable) is corroded.

While at auto zone, they mentioned about the sensor on negative side and said i have to absolutely go to dealer to get battery replaced. is this true? i have all the required tools so wondering how big a deal this battery sensor is?

another question is can i just replace terminal on battery cable? there is a lot of corrosion on positive cable. Dealership is recommending replacing entire positive cable and quoting $500 for work.

looking for my options here. any help\suggestions are appreciated.

thanks in advance.

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While at auto zone, they mentioned about the sensor on negative side and said i have to absolutely go to dealer to get battery replaced. is this true?
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another question is can i just replace terminal on battery cable?
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There is a recall that needs to be don't and the dealer will do it for free. If you need to replace your battery I recommend getting the v6 battery. I got the Honda brackets and box to go with it. I went with an optima d35 yellow top

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You may be able to change the terminal on the positive cable. I did on my 03 Accord, but it wasn't easy. The way the cable was spliced together so close to the battery, I didn't have much cable to work with. I had to remove the stock terminal without destroying the cable. You need to determine how much cable you have to work with, after removing any corrosion. Or you can just buy a new cable for $50 and replace the whole thing.
I removed the battery sensor twice, to test it, because of the recall on the sensors, and had no issues when the battery was re-connected. You just have to hold the power button down on the Audio unit until it re-boots. You should not lose any radio presets or other settings.

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The dealer will replace the sensor under the recall for free. I just replaced my battery six months ago and just bought the factory replacement from a local shop. I have had no problems with the stock battery until it died after four years. Upgrading the battery seems like a waste of money.

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I just went to the dealer about the recall for the battery sensor. I've always had issues with my stock battery going dead. I asked them to do a charge test on the electrical system. Turns out my alternator was barely putting out any voltage at 3500 rpms. It also caused my battery to go bad because it was deep cycled so many times. The dealership replaced the battery and alternator under warranty with new ones. Also Honda was aware of the low CCA on the original battery with hard starts because they upped it from 410 CCA to 500 CCA on the new battery.
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As the others have said I'd take the car in to get the recall sorted out first with the battery sensor. Who knows they might just clean up everything in the process .
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Just because the connector is all corroded does not mean it needs to be replaced. If the corrosion has wicked up the cable or the battery connector has been dissolved by the acid then you should replace the whole cable. You can replace the connector, but it most cases it creates more issues later with corrosion.

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Try using boiling hot water to clean off the corrosion and wire brush before replacing the battery cable. The hot water does wonders! Worked most of the time at my Acura dealership when dealing with some corrosion.

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Some baking soda will help too on the cleaning.
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thank you very much guys for your response.

corrosion has eaten into positive terminal. while trying to loosen positive terminal it just broker because of corrosion. so i have to absolutely change terminal. I am going to change entire cable just to be sure that no corrosion is left.

I got new battery which is 500CCA. I don't have requirement for bigger battery. 500CCA should be enough for me.

I am not very confident on changing battery cable on my own. I tried to look up some videos online. but there is nothing i could find for 2014 accord... all i could find was for old like 2003\04 accords. any pointers?

and recall... i did take it to dealership. they had put a temporary fix on sensor and told me that they will call me once the replacement part is available.

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There is a recall that needs to be don't and the dealer will do it for free. If you need to replace your battery I recommend getting the v6 battery. I got the Honda brackets and box to go with it. I went with an optima d35 yellow top

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THIS. check the recall first and get the V6 battery. There's an entire thread on it, Very simple to do and get rid of the motorcycle sized 4 cyl battery

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For the 4 cyl, is there really a need for a larger capacity battery? In about 6 months our car will be 3 years old. We'll see how it cranks this winter. So far cranks sound normal and starts are quick. I just don't see the need for a larger battery unless one is running a high performance stereo system or has the car sit for extended periods of time. The group 51 battery seems well matched to the starting requirements of the small motor.

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For the 4 cyl, is there really a need for a larger capacity battery? In about 6 months our car will be 3 years old. We'll see how it cranks this winter. So far cranks sound normal and starts are quick. I just don't see the need for a larger battery unless one is running a high performance stereo system or has the car sit for extended periods of time. The group 51 battery seems well matched to the starting requirements of the small motor.
51R is a Civic battery. It is the heat that shortens the battery life then they fail in the winter (cold) as that is when they require more power to start the car, CA vs. CCA.


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