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Old 10-19-2018, 09:30 PM   #1
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2016 Vegas 24.1 Chassis Battery Removal

Hi all … I have read a few posts on removing the chassis battery through removal of the computer table in front of the passenger seat. I just read an article outside this forum that said in the 2016 they moved some things under the hood so you can now remove the battery from there and bring it forward.
When I look under the hood it sure does not appear that way.
Just wondering if anyone has actually done this and if so, maybe you could give me some insight to how.
Thanks either way.
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Old 10-19-2018, 09:33 PM   #2
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Some remove it through the wheel well.
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Old 10-19-2018, 09:48 PM   #3
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Only thing I remember reading about moving forward was the oil fill. I could be wrong about that though.
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Old 10-20-2018, 01:25 AM   #4
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Chassis Battery

No one that I have read have ever removed the battery by moving it forward. People have either removed the right front wheel and a panel as I recall and handed it down to a helper or by removing the passenger dash work area.

I opted to have the battery come out through the interior passenger work area and fashioned a hinge under it for future access. I also had the air ducts (2) flex tied up to the top of the engine area so they are not laying down on the top of the battery posts.
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Old 10-20-2018, 02:49 AM   #5
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I know on my 2017 Axis they moved the battery (Left front). But I never looking into removed it (and dont look easy). You would have to remove the two air ducts that go over it to make room.

Let us know how it turns out. Perhaps on the later models you can remove this way.
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Old 10-20-2018, 12:00 PM   #6
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I know on my 2017 Axis they moved the battery (Left front). But I never looking into removed it (and dont look easy). You would have to remove the two air ducts that go over it to make room.

Let us know how it turns out. Perhaps on the later models you can remove this way.
Left front? as you're facing the camper or looking out the front window? (passenger side or driver's side?)
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Old 10-20-2018, 01:14 PM   #7
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Well really its on the PS..... LOL..... Confusing huh?

Its just moved forwared a foot or two VS the early models.
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Old 10-20-2018, 03:46 PM   #8
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Good question. Passenger side.
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Old 10-20-2018, 03:47 PM   #9
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Thanks for the comments. Hard to believe it can be so difficult.
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Old 10-20-2018, 03:53 PM   #10
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Yep its tight but do-able. I bet I would have to go up though the PS fender well on my 2017.

I think its one of those items you want to replace before you are stranded someplace. So after like 4 years (3 more for me) I will just replace mine with an AGM.
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