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2006 rendezvous; what has to be removed to get the battery out?

Do i have to remove the fuse box along with the brace to get the battery out?

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    skydog6653 Jan 28, 2009

    What an assinine engineering solution for Buick. The battery has to be tipped up on end to get it out and when you do that, battery acid leeks out the vent holes!

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unfortunately yes. the fuse box is held by half moon clips and slides out of the way, a little bit. and the bracket has three bolts in it and that comes out all the way. yes there is hardly any room but it is managable.

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