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Before winter i'm planning to change the battery and I have a couple of questions ...

1) whats the best battery ? Iv'e read Yuasa or Bosch is ???

2) how do i change the battery ? i know the basics but would i have to re configure the central locking ? i know to leave the key out as it could wipe the ECU anything i should look out for ?

Is there anything other that radio stations that would need to be reprogrammed?

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I have just got the bosch battery for my 1.8.

20% off at euro carparts currently.

I left mine disconnected for an hour as other people on here advised that to reduce the risk of issues.

I didn't need to reprogramme anything, just lost the settings for the stereo. Don't have the key in ignition when reconnecting new battery.

I think it's 2006 models that are affected the most. Mine is a 2010 and I had no problems. The car feels better with a new battery and my new alpine speakers sound better.

Im happy with the bosch.
 

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Always disconnected negative first. Then reconnect the negative last. This avoids the spanner inadvertently brushing against the car chassis and shorting out when undoing the positive terminal.
 

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The bosch I bought is fine but the terminals are on the opposite edge, i.e. nearer the passenger side headlight.
 

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You can see my terminals are on the far side instead of nearer the engine like the oem.
I think there are two versions of this battery that bosch manufacture

There is a post about it on here somewhere.

One has the posts on the correct side for the civic and one is the opposite.
 
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