How to remove and replace the battery on a Ford Focus 2011 to 2014

How to remove and replace the battery on a Ford Focus 2011 to 2014

In this video we show you how to replace the battery on a Ford Focus 2011 to 2014 but don’t know where to start? This video tutorial shows you step-by-step how to do it!

Our Ford Focus manual covers 60 to 14 reg plates, both petrol and diesel engines, and includes videos for some of the most common jobs, which you can see here in this playlist. Get the full manual here:

What’s covered:


Ford Focus Estate 1.0L (999cc) Ecoboost 2011 – 2014
Ford Focus Estate 1.6L (1596cc) Turbo 2011 – 2014
Ford Focus Estate 1.6L (1560cc) 2011 – 2014
Ford Focus Estate 2.0L (1998cc) 2011 – 2014
Ford Focus Hatchback 1.0L (999cc) Ecoboost 2011 – 2014
Ford Focus Hatchback 1.6L (1596cc) Turbo 2011 – 2014
Ford Focus Hatchback 1.6L (1560cc) 2011 – 2014
Ford Focus Hatchback 2.0L (1998cc) 2011 – 2014


Ford Focus Estate 1.6L 2011 – 2014
Ford Focus Hatchback 1.6L 2011 – 2014

Does not cover 2 litre engines (petrol and diesel).
Does not cover features specific to CC, C-Max or ST models.



Umleitung DOTH says:

Thank you. Invaluable

Derek Davies says:

Just a tip so you don't end up like me if you go to replace your battery preferably before it's actually bad like my 6 yo factory one make sure you slave of to another 12 volt power source to the cables before disconnecting old battery if you don't there is a 50/50 chance your transmission will loose its programming and will have to be re flashed and that won't work so ford now wants 2500 to fix a transmission that was fine before replacing a damn car battery!!!

wsetweregyt34e5gw says:

I love this car but replacing the battery is a nightmare comparing to others

Croquetninja says:

So easy to do when it's -17C.

Dhi 2667 says:

Why not remove the engine and the radiator too.

Aaron Zimmer says:

I’ve followed all these steps but as soon as it comes to connecting the negative lead with the stud it keeps letting of a shock?

Daniel says:

This video is overly complicated. I found a very easy way of changing the battery, here (tried and tested)

biggranny000 says:

For all people who are saying it is difficult, it isn't. They just did it completely wrong. All I did was remove the battery door in front of the battery (there's just two tabs), and the battery can wedge out with some force. Saves you the two hours of labor lmao. Haynes manuals doesn't know what they're doing. Ford designed it to be easy. Look at other videos on YouTube where they do it right.

Radoslav Bogdanov says:

What group size battery is that?

Mihai S says:

Does it fit a 190mm high battery?

Reckless636 says:

What are the two cables under the battery box

S M says:

All of this crap just to change a f-ing battery! Such BS!! Buying this car was a huge mistake! One thing after another! 4 factory recalls I've had to deal with already and 2 being the transmission!!

Matthew Hooks says:

Never ever buying another F-ing Ford!!!!!

Aaron says:

Seems like a lot of unnecessary steps here. All you need to do is remove the top cover, partially gently disconnect the front panel (it uses a simple snapping mechanism), remove the holding bar, disconnect black the red terminal, then lift forward and up at the same time. Then you just do everything in reverse to install the new battery. Done properly it takes about 10 minutes.

Gerardo Manuel Gomez says:

Perfecto, era lo que necesitaba. Un 10 para Haynes. Thanks

Spoiler Alert says:

Brill thanks

Robert Reves says:

Gotta love ford. Take apart half your engine compartment to change out a battery

mark pulling says:

Just done this on a 2013 focus ecoboost ,…actually very straight forward as long as you have reasonable skills plus no issues with radio codes or windows ,took about an hour thanks for great video

Don Lively says:

Hugely helpful! There is no way I could have completed this repair without the video. With it, thirty minutes, easy. Thanks so much.

Jean V says:

Thank you for the video. By the way, this is just ridiculously difficult for what is supposed to be an easy job… Well done Ford!

Kane Lono says:

why do some always use the box end of the wrench when the open end would be better for the task?

HatYakkerFisherman says:

All hail, the mighty power of Haynes manuel – And Nick Baker. One Ford battery removed and nothing broken in the process!


found this really helpful especially the bit at the end about the windows watch till the end everyone

Ronald Mavarez says:

Thanks a lot for the video, my car it's a bit different but this helped a lot

Scott Davidson says:

Thank you first such a detailed step by step video!

Nick Baker says:

Useful video to watch beforehand, but you can actually sneak it out by removing just the air box cover and displacing the front of the battery tray.
No radio code issues with a 2016 Focus 1.5 ecoboost. Just reset the battery monitoring system after replacing the battery:
– Ignition on (don't start engine)
– Wait 10 seconds
– Press rear fog light button 5x
– Press hazard lights button 3x
– Wait a few seconds
– Battery symbol flashes (done)
(Tested on UK model, I expect process is different for US models)

Andrew Parry says:

Excellent video. Many thanks

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