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Electrical connectors under battery

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Evening everyone,

You can tell it's new car maintenance day....🙄

I'm trying to fit a new Battery clamp as there wasn't one on the car when I bought it.  But I can't attach the forward rod to its mounting under the Battery tray. So I want to remove the Battery tray. Seems pretty straight forward other than the two big electrical connectors (see pictures). 

I've levered up the little locking tabs (I think) that are on connectors but I just can't get the connectors to move. I'm not trying too hard yet but wondered if anyone knew how these disconnect these just in case I break them. It looks as though they just lever up and the connectors are backed off.

Thanks in advance, Scott

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That is the ECU for the Electrically Operated Power Steering, not something you want to damage ££££££‘s I would think!

 

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Thank you Texas,

Very useful diagram and yes, don't want to be messing up.....hence my question.  So I've marked up what I trying to do and hopping someone can advise on the removal of the connectors so that I can remove the Battery base.

Cheers, Scott

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According to other posts the Battery tray can be removed without taking out the steering ECU. If you do need to remove the ECU also here’s  video link showing how to open the connectors correctly without causing damage.

 

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Battery tray components below also showing fixing points.

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Thanks Steve,

Got the connectors off ok - just needed a bit of brute force which I wasn't comfortable with before seeing the video you posted. Not sure about being able to remove the Battery without removing the ECU. There are 2x securing bolts beneath the ECU which need to be removed before the tray lifts out. But all pretty easy. 

Thanks again. Scott

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