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Pelican Technical Article:

Battery Box Removal

Jared Fenton

Time:

15 minutes15 mins

Tab:

$0

Talent:

**

Tools:

8mm/10mm sockets with extensions, baking soda, gloves

Applicable Models:

Volvo C30 T5 (2008-13)
Volvo C30 T5 R-Design (2008-13)

Parts Required:

Battery box

Hot Tip:

Use an extension to reach the lower bolts

Performance Gain:

Access to brake master cylinder and transmission mount

Complementary Modification:

Replace transmission mount

A few jobs on the Volvo C30 require removal of the battery box, such as replacing the master cylinder or the transmission mount. Removing the box is easy and should take no longer than 15 minutes.

It is also a good idea to clean the battery box if there is a buildup of battery acid and/or corrosion. You'll want to use a solution of water and baking soda to neutralize the battery acid and wear gloves. Battery acid is caustic and can burn exposed skin after repeated exposure.

Removing the battery box requires disconnecting and removing the battery first.
Figure 1

Removing the battery box requires disconnecting and removing the battery first. See our article on Battery Replacement for more information.

Loosen and remove the three 8mm bolts (green arrows) holding the battery box to the transmission mount.
Figure 2

Loosen and remove the three 8mm bolts (green arrows) holding the battery box to the transmission mount. Now simply lift the box out of the engine bay.

And here's the finished result with the battery box removed.
Figure 3

And here's the finished result with the battery box removed. Installing the battery box is the reverse of removal.

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