Ford S-max Battery Replacement Procedure
Posted 18 July 2013 - 02:46 PM
1. Unplug connector (circled blue)
2. Loosen screw (circled red)
3. Pull out air hose (circled green)
4. Using 2 hands, pull out airbox (circled yellow)
5. Once the airbox is out, remove the front plastic cover in front of the battery.
6. You will see the bracket that holds the battery down. Remove nut and bracket.
7. Slide battery out. Remove positive clamp. Slide it further out. Remove negative clamp.
Here's a close-up shot.
Here's the battery specifications. I have no idea what size it is.
Posted 18 July 2013 - 02:58 PM
Then last night, the car refused to unlock. Having just changed the remote control battery last week, I was certain that it wasn't a flat battery in the remote. I then noticed that the blinking red LED on the speedometer as not blinking at all.
This morning, I used the metal key in the key fob to open the driver's door. BTW, the metal key is such a pain to use - it's too small to get a good grip to turn the key. I had to use a cloth wrapped around the key to turn it. Turn ANTI-CLOCKWISE to unlock the door.
Once inside, nothing worked in the car. The Convers+ screen did not turn on. Interior lamps were all off and the alarm did not sound. I could not open any other door from the inside due to the deadlocks so I had to pop open the bonnet from the driver's seat (lucky I have long arms).
Once I connected the jumper cables, the car woke up and the alarm started sounding.
Jump-starting a car with push-start function is such a pain. There is no way to control the starter motor cranking. I reved the donor car engine to 2k rpm, pushed POWER and the starter motor cranked once, then again and stopped. Power was on to the electrics.
I powered off, and attempted again with the donor car at 3k rpm. Engine started at first attempt.
It's times like this when you miss a manual gearbox car, a proper key and a downhill slope
Posted 18 July 2013 - 03:15 PM
Posted 19 July 2013 - 09:57 AM
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