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Post by richardfranklyn on Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:34 pm

Hi, I need to replace habitation battery in my recently purchased 2005 Peugeot boxer Nuevo and according to other posts it involves removing the drivers seat. Does any-one know of a simple way to do this please. Would be grateful for any suggestions. Regards wife of. scratch head
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Post by Paulmold on Sun Feb 28, 2016 4:50 pm

No easy way, sorry. Front two bolts very awkward to get a spanner or socket onto from underneath. Back  two are easy with an Allen key. I managed to remove the front nearest the door and then just managed to loosen the other front and after removing the rear ones, was able to swivel the seat out of the way pivoting on the loosened one.

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Post by rose49f on Sun Feb 28, 2016 4:56 pm

They make it easy don't they.
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Post by bikeralw on Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:53 pm

If you have the swivel base fitted it makes it an incredibly heavy lump. But in a way it makes access to the bolts easier, just swivel to 45 degrees and all four bolts are exposed at once. Once unbolted be careful where you put the seat, it has lots of sharp edges waiting to rip into your upholstery..
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Post by richardfranklyn on Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:45 am

Hi, thanks to all for taking the time to help, Ours is the swivel type seat, so will give it a go later, will get back and let you know how it went. No doubt with another query. Things seem a little different to our last van (auto sleeper Gatcombe) Many thanks. Wife of
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Post by logburner on Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:29 pm

"Lots of sharp edges"  I should be looking at wearing gloves too !!    think_smiley_46 up!
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Post by richardfranklyn on Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:47 pm

Hi,thanks for the advice. Gloves it will be then. Many thanks. Wife of hugegrins
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Post by breakaleg on Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:26 pm

Easiest way I found was to buy my battery from the rac and he fitted it for me content  
Cost a bit more but the guarantee was for four years.
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Post by richardfranklyn on Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:34 pm

Hi breakaleg. That seems a good route to go down. I'm in the AA but I assume they offer the same service. I am charging the old one up first  as I want to be sure it's duff before buying another. Many thanks for your help. Wife of.  up!
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Post by Guest on Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:09 pm

I replaced the habitation battery on my 2002 Nuevo a few years ago. Although not a swivel seat, I pushed the seat forward to the steering wheel and found the back cover of the seat base was only held on by Velcro. This enabled me to get my hands below the battery to wriggle it out from the top after releasing the bolts holding the battery
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Post by bikeralw on Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:34 pm

I originally looked at doing it this way, but what with the wiring and relays being located on the rear panel plus proximity to the rear bench making access to the battery very difficult, I decided against it. Also the danger of contacting the battery terminals onto the seat frame when wriggling the battery out was a potential hazard. Easier in the long run to remove the seat really.
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Post by Guest on Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:37 pm

If I remember, I taped up the terminals just for that reason, also all my relays were at the side of the battery, so had no problems. But as you say "better to be safe than sorry"
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