DIY: 2007 Honda Odyssey Autozone Duralast 24F-DL
- OEM Battery has a 3-yr/36-month warranty (no pro-rated plan!).
- There is a high incidence of premature battery failure in the 3rd generation Odyssey. Mine failed at 37 months and 34K miles.
- I use Autozone Duralast 24F-DL. "DL" = Duralast.
- Stay away from “Everlast” series ($10 cheaper but not worth it).
- Autozone has a large network of stores in the US so this helps when you are traveling and have battery problems. Autozone battery has a 3-yr/36-month warranty and pro-rated plan.
- As of August 2007, I paid $79.95 for the 24F battery.
- Changing the battery is very easy but there are some tricks that may help people.
- All you need is a 10-mm wrench.
- Cut the plastic zip tie holding the electrical cable sheath (Yellow arrow; be careful not to cut the insulating sheath), then undo the “Plastic Nut”. The 10-mm metal nut holding the Battery hold down is underneath the Plastic Nut.
- Note the retaining hooks (2 of them) face away from the battery itself.
- Use some tiny amount of grease on the 10-mm nuts to prevent seizing later.
- Remove the Plastic Box (that holds the battery) and give it a good clean with some water.
- When all done, I apply a thin smear of grease on around the battery terminal areas to minimize corrosion.
- Check water level to be sure all the battery plates are submerged. Water level should be about 1 inch below the very top surface of the battery.
That is all folks, not difficult at all!
Hope this helps.