Turning over my man card...Not right in my book either.
With all the electric gremlins that I was experiencing and the DIC readout, I didnt trust the “idiot light”. Especially after the battery/alternator tester that displayed “Voltage Regulator Failed” on the readout that I witnessed twice. But yeah, youre right the dash illumination lights would have been a better tell-tell sign.So batt light on dash didn’t illuminate or service charging system when over charging due to bad regulator? I would figure over charging ie bad regulator would have shown a error But guess 15.x was still considered in range.
in no way doubting just trying to understand incase this issues arises in my future.
Dude, it happens. With all the silly mistakes I've made trying to "fix" something, my man card should have been revoked long ago. I see I will have to keep an eye on the battery voltage display from now on. I normally peek at it here and there but the DIC normally stays on the tire pressure screen for me.Turning over my man card...
Body panel puller
10mm 1/4” rachet
13mm 3/8” rachet
6” extension 3/8”
Take your flat head and gently remove the vent tube.
Now you can lift your 50lb battery out and replace in reverse sequence.
*dont forget to hook your vent tube back up.
Thank you @768mph and @CB750, you both provided very helpful info and I drew from each of your posts to replace my battery tonight. I used CB's method as it looked easier and 768's pics and tool list were very helpful.That is the HARD way !!!
Replace battery disconnecting/reconnecting terminals in proper order. #### If you don't know the proper sequence you should not be doing it !!!
You will have to carefully work with plastic trim tool the trunk seal weatherstrip to go over the plastic trim panel you yanked off.