A quick and easy DIY tutorial on how to remove and replace the Toyota Camry battery
Make sure that the battery terminals are not corroded and that there are no loose connections, cracks, or loose clamps.
- Hold-down clamp
Checking battery fluid (batteries with vent plugs)
Check that the fluid level is above the “LOWER LEVEL” line.
- “LOWER LEVEL” line
If the fluid level is at or below the “LOWER LEVEL” line, add distilled water.
Adding distilled water (batteries with vent plugs)
- Remove the vent plug.
- Add distilled water.
If it is difficult to see the fluid level from the side, check it by looking directly into the cell.
- Put the vent plug back on and close it securely.
When recharging, the battery produces hydrogen gas which is flammable and explosive. Therefore, observe the following before recharging:
- If recharging with the battery installed on the vehicle, be sure to disconnect the ground cable.
- Make sure the power switch on the charger is off when connecting and disconnecting the charger cables to the battery.
After recharging/reconnecting the battery (vehicles with a smart key system)
- Unlocking the doors using the smart key system may not be possible immediately after reconnecting the battery. If this happens, use the wireless remote control or the mechanical key to lock/unlock the doors.
- Start the engine with the engine switch in ACCESSORY mode. The engine may not start with the engine switch turned off. However, the engine will operate normally from the second attempt.
- The engine switch mode is recorded by the vehicle. If the battery is reconnected, the vehicle will return the engine switch mode to the status it was in before the battery was disconnected. Make sure to turn off the engine before disconnecting the battery. Take extra care when connecting the battery if the engine switch mode prior to discharge is unknown.
If the system will not start even after multiple attempts, contact your Toyota dealer.