Went to remove battery.

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  1. RAJUUR

    RAJUUR New Member

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    Tried to undo terminal screws to recharge battery. So tight they would not budge. Have never seen anything
    like this. Tried wd 40, although didn't like idea of getting it all over battery. No Joy. Still will not budge.
    Any suggestions? Also, fuse box will not return to lock in.
    Thanks.
     
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    Hi Buddy and welcome to the forum,.......Starting with the fuse box,......in a word?,.....persist,.....They are not the easiest fuse box to get in and out but if you study where it fits ( read the instructions in your handbook? ) and get it clear in your head where it all clicks together you will master it in no time,......

    Now I know I may be insulting your intelligence but are you turning your spanners the right way? Right to left will loosen,......Left to right will tighten,.....Does your charger have large or small clamps on the leads? If they are small just connect them, red to the positive/red terminal,....pull back the red rubber boot and attach. Then for the earth lead use the 10mm bolt where the earth is attached to the left side of the frame. Be sure the positive lead is firmly attached and even rap a cloth or other such insulating method around it to prevent a short should it come off.

    And you tell us a little about yourself Rajuur,......we're a nosy bunch!:cool::p:D:rolleyes:;)
     
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    Thanks. Got the fuse box off fine. Refuses to return. Worse screw of my entire (78 yrs) life.
    does not move & very tight even with my small driver! Tomorrow, will apply more wd 40 lubricant
    and The Hammer.
     
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    @RAJUUR

    I think I used a socket to remove the battery "screws/bolts", when I replaced my scout battery, but things might be different if we have different models and years?

    My scout is a 2017, 60 model.

    As for the fuse box, I cannot find a good picture, so will try to explain best I can.

    The fuse box has tabs on it, would be the left side when sitting on the bike...you have to align these tabs to the holder/rail on the frame, then push the fuse box towards the front of the bike.

    Good Luck.

    4&
     
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    That video was a good find 4Thunder,..........should have helped @RAJUUR with the fuse box.

    Two points I would make are that,
    1,.....After changing my battery on my first Scout I left the battery clamp off as I found it hard to fit and frankly, the battery is plenty secure in that little hole anyway,.....And guess what? when I went to replace the battery on my second Scout,.......there was no battery clamp,....Guess someone had the same thoughts as me.

    2,.....When either fitting or replacing the battery it helps heaps if you thread some string or a boot lace through the positive battery terminal,......so much easier to fit that battery.
    Alpal
     
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    Penetrating oil [vice WD-40], patience, and a socket. Welcome to the forum!
     

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