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Battery Change

My 2004 1.5dci diesel needs a new battery.
Can someone advise on what I need to detach to lift the battery out as it appears to be partially covered by a grill the width of the bonnet secured by posidrive screws.
I am familiar with the need to connect a lead acid slave battery to the cigar socket with ign on to power the car electronics while I remove the car's battery. Are there any other precautions I should be aware of?
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You'll need a small Torx screwdriver to remove the top part of the 'grill', this reveals another tray held on by several (I think) 10mm bolts. I can't remember, but the wiper arms might need to come off also.

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the top panel is held on with torx 20 screws, the panel below is secured by 6 10mm bolts. the wipers will NOT have to be removed. you will also need a short 10mm 1/4" socket and ratchet to looen to battery terminals and the a 13mm socket and long extension to loosen the retaininng bracket down at the bottom of the battery
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Remember to tighten the 10mm bolts in the correct order,they are numbered on the plastic cover for you.
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My thanks to greenside, cph1984 and Meganeman for their helpful replies.

I was quoted by Renault 95 + VAT for their battery making 111.63 plus another 29.94 for installation or 141.57 in total. Varta do an alterrnative at 74 + 8 delivery or 82.
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