Submitted by tommystus on Mon, 2019-08-19 13:17
I had the "12v battery requires service" message last Monday and it died 5 days later. My mobile service appointment was not until Wednesday the following week and my garage was filled with rotten egg smell by the 6th day so I decided to replace it myself. The battery costed $165+tax. The youtube video from Ohmmu provided good guidance on how to do it. The tricky part was pulling the battery out of the tight spot with wires in the way.
This is my second 12v battery replacement less than 2 years after the first one done under warranty (about 2 years from purchase). The weather is hot around here (Phoenix) so it might be the contribution factor. I'm curious if other owners in hot areas have similar issue.