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How to remove battery from 2003 Volkswagen Passat?

I found one post that talked about a bolt holding in the left front of the battery for an '02 Passat. That doesn't seem to be it. My husband thinks it has to do with brackets?
(The plastic cover is already off.)
It can't be pulled straight up.

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The battery hold down bolt is on the right front lower corner of the battery. You will probably have to take off the cowl plastic vent panel, but remove the windshield wipers first. If it is a factory battery , it will be heavy lifting it out from that position. I am repairing the front of a 2003 Passat in my shop  now. Good luck!  

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