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I have a 2014 Cadenza, I still hace the original battery, it will be 6 years old in december, I know I am pressing my luck, Can a regular mechanix shop replace the battery without any complications, or does this have to be a dealer thing...Appreciate any advice from the forum members, Thank you.
 

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Nothing special required. I replaced the battery in my 2015 Cadenza myself with one purchased from Advanced Auto. Save yourself $$ and have one of the national chain auto parts stores change it for free. Go online and look for coupons for places like Advanced Auto, I used Retail Me Not and got 30% OFF the price of the battery.
 

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I just replaced (died litterly overnight) my battery last week in my 2014. I did almost exactly what Rob above said. I researched online local stores to find who had what, found Napa only had a junk quality battery (unusual for them) and Auto Zone and Advance Auto carried the same (decent quality) battery but after discounts ended up being more than $30 cheaper at Auto Zone. I jumped my car to get it to started, drove to the store, made sure they had it on the shelf before I turned off the car. The guy came out with the battery and some tools on a little cart and 10 minutes later, I had a new battery installed for free! Absolutely painless!
 
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Check out Batteries plus. They will test and install if you're not comfortable with doing this yourself. Much better experience then and an auto parts store. Had a friends vehicle with the 2 battery start stop system, they were able to get that tested/replaced with no additional charge.
 

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Nothing special required. I replaced the battery in my 2015 Cadenza myself with one purchased from Advanced Auto. Save yourself $$ and have one of the national chain auto parts stores change it for free. Go online and look for coupons for places like Advanced Auto, I used Retail Me Not and got 30% OFF the price of the battery.
Nothing special required. I replaced the battery in my 2015 Cadenza myself with one purchased from Advanced Auto. Save yourself $$ and have one of the national chain auto parts stores change it for free. Go online and look for coupons for places like Advanced Auto, I used Retail Me Not and got 30% OFF the price of the battery.
Thanks for the advice, I was just worried abot the computer going haywire when you disconnected the battery and replaced with a new one one, Ive done batteries throughout the years but was worried about the electronics losing all info and having to go back to the dealer.
 

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Check out Batteries plus. They will test and install if you're not comfortable with doing this yourself. Much better experience then and an auto parts store. Had a friends vehicle with the 2 battery start stop system, they were able to get that tested/replaced with no additional charge.
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When I had mine changed for free at Auto Zone, the guy plugged into the ODBII port with a portable battery pack that kept all the car's electronics powered up. I didn't lose any settings for seats, radio stations, maps, etc. It was like nothing happened at all...except I now had a new battery that I didn't even get my hands dirty replacing! Honestly the best battery replacement experience I've ever had and I've replaced (myself and had others do it too) many, many dozens of them over my 35+ years of driving.
 

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I just replaced (died litterly overnight) my battery last week in my 2014. I did almost exactly what Rob above said. I researched online local stores to find who had what, found Napa only had a junk quality battery (unusual for them) and Auto Zone and Advance Auto carried the same (decent quality) battery but after discounts ended up being more than $30 cheaper at Auto Zone. I jumped my car to get it to started, drove to the store, made sure they had it on the shelf before I turned off the car. The guy came out with the battery and some tools on a little cart and 10 minutes later, I had a new battery installed for free! Absolutely painless!
I will check autozone theyre right nearby me... Thanks again
 

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When I had mine changed for free at Auto Zone, the guy plugged into the ODBII port with a portable battery pack that kept all the car's electronics powered up. I didn't lose any settings for seats, radio stations, maps, etc. It was like nothing happened at all...except I now had a new battery that I didn't even get my hands dirty replacing! Honestly the best battery replacement experience I've ever had and I've replaced (myself and had others do it too) many, many dozens of them over my 35+ years of driving.
Autozone it is, thank you
 

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Yeah I've often taken my cars to Autozone for the free battery check/replacement service. There's an older lady at my near by Autozone that LOVES replacing customers batteries, she's a real gearhead. Some employees don't want to mess with the air duct assembly, though it's relatively easy to remove and reinstall. Reading the manual it states when battery has been disconnect there's five things that need to be reset, one being the sunroof, though I find those instructions are wrong and I've had to take my car to dealership for them to reprogram the sunroof. It's still under warranty, so no charge and it's real quick and I did not need to schedule an appointment.

If anyone is interested I have a video replacing the battery in the 2017. I don't show how to reset the five functions, but the instructions are all in the manual.
 

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Some employees don't want to mess with the air duct assembly, though it's relatively easy to remove and reinstall. Reading the manual it states when battery has been disconnect there's five things that need to be reset, one being the sunroof, though I find those instructions are wrong and I've had to take my car to dealership for them to reprogram the sunroof. It's still under warranty, so no charge and it's real quick and I did not need to schedule an appointment.

If anyone is interested I have a video replacing the battery in the 2017.
Kia must have went downhill for the 2017 model year because, as I said above, I had NO problems when replacing my battery. Nothing needed to be reset, nothing needed to be updated, nothing whatsoever, especially the sunroof! It was like just getting back in my car from the mall or something. Also, for 2014 there is no ductwork that needs to moved or touched, just the battery hold down bolt. The job was easy and took mere minutes, less than 5 and I was driving away. No videos or instructions needed.
 
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