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Replacing Your Snowmobile’s Battery

Batteries, like everything else, deteriorate over time. If you find yourself having to recharge your snowmobile’s battery more frequently than you should or if you are tired of having it constantly die on you, it might be time to consider replacement.

If you are considering replacement, here are some key things to remember when replacing your snowmobile’s battery:

1. Remove the negative cable first, and re-attach the negative cable last.

In other words, the negative cable should be the first and last thing you do. This is because the negative cable is (usually) the ground cable, and without going into the science behind it, removing it before the positive and re-attaching it after the positive is the safest way to go about it all. You can recognize the negative cable by its black color.

2. Clean the electrical connection areas with a damp cloth.

This includes the metal end of the wires attached to your snowmobile as well as both of your new battery’s terminals. The goal is to make sure any debris and grime isn’t present to hinder the electrical flow, which can be harmful to the new battery at best, and dangerous to you and your snowmobile at worst.

3. Purchase the right replacement battery.

This should go without saying, but sometimes a reminder doesn’t hurt. Make sure to examine the labeling on your old battery so that you know the battery specs that your new battery must conform to. Nothing is worse than waiting needlessly and twice as long for the second battery to come in the mail because you didn’t get it right the first time.

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2 comments

  1. I NEED TO CHANGE MY BATTERY ON A 2010 SCANDIC 600HO WIDE TRACK THE BATTEREY IS UNDER THE SEAT WILL THE SEAT NEED TO BE REMOVED???

  2. The Battery Genius /

    That’s a technical question better left to the snow mobile owner’s book or contact the manufacturer. I would not think you have to take your seat off but I am not familiar with all the technical details per you model. I can help with batteries in the future! Wish you well!

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