Replacing the Battery - 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG Long-Term Road Test

2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG: Replacing the Battery

June 11, 2014

2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG

After the battery died in our 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG it was time to get a replacement.

Taking out the old battery wasn't terribly difficult. You have to remove the cover and then a bracket that holds the battery in place. I did need a long extension for my socket wrench to loosen the bracket's bolt.

Granted, lifting a big and heavy battery like this out of a recessed hole isn't much fun for your back. Thankfully, there are two handles on the battery's top to make it (a little) easier.

2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG

Oh, and because there wasn't any power to the power opening and closing mechanism, the CL's trunk lid had a habit of slowly closing on its own due to gravity. It would seem the struts are a little worn. I used a piece of wood to keep it in place while I did my work.

2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG

Then I was off to my local Mercedes-Benz dealership to buy a new battery. What's that saying about there's nothing more expensive than a cheap Mercedes? Total cost with the core swap was $267.32

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 64,045 miles

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