Porsche Cayman (2014) – New Battery Install

Porsche Cayman (2014) – New Battery Install

Learn how to install a new battery in a Porsche Cayman. We’ll show you how to replace/change/remove with simple tips and tricks to help get you started!

Tool List: T30 torx, 13mm wrench, 10mm wrench

This 2014 Porsche Cayman’s 12 volt battery is located under the hood. There are some things that will have to be moved out of the way when replacing the battery so be sure to check the vehicle manufacturer’s service or repair manual for the step-by-step battery replacement procedure. Although this video may provide you with the basic procedures, we recommend that you check with the vehicle manufacture’s step by step procedures found in service/repair manuals for the vehicle you are working on.

Even if your vehicle did not come with an AGM battery, you can upgrade to an AGM battery for up to 2x the life. AGM can be found at most retail outlets. You can learn more about AGM here: https://www.autobatteries.com/en-us/battery-technology-types/absorbent-glass-mat-agm-battery

The use of a memory saving procedure will keep the memory alive on the vehicle’s computer during the battery replacement procedure. Referring to our Memory Saving video will provide you with various memory saving procedures that can be used according to vehicle manufacturer’s requirements. https://youtu.be/vSP3ShcaFgQ

Some late model vehicles must have the 12 volt battery registered with the vehicle’s Battery Control Module or Computer after replacement. See these videos on Battery registration and coding for more details on the procedures at https://youtu.be/TGKohKZHzr0 & https://youtu.be/cxOK_DczRGg

Always wear safety glasses and gloves when working with or near batteries.



Doctorj63 says:

Great video Sir! Was there any vent hose on the original battery?

Volt7 Cool Tangs says:

Hey. Thanks for the video. Very helpful Sir. Thank You.
My 981 Boxster S died on me this winter. Doing a U turn, stalled it. Car dead. No steering, no handbrake. Dead Battery = Dead Car. Can’t believe you can’t even steer this thing if the battery is totally flat, or put the hanbrake on. All electrical.

Samy B says:

Great video! Thank you!

D4vy87 says:

Who picked the music? Why do you even need music. It sounds terrible and really undermines the video. You should never do this again.

The Man says:

My OEM battery was an Exide non-AGM for my GT4. I replaced it with a common VW battery that had the same dimensions and power specs (H5 Group) because I didnt want to buy a more powerful battery that was 20 more pounds. The VW battery that I purchased was only 37 lbs. PN#: 000-915-105-DE and $155.

Don-micheal Bell says:

Is it the same on a 2019 Porsche Boxster?

Kurt Lammon says:

Thanks for the nice video. I just did the replacement. I didn't hook a battery up to it or use a "memory saver". The only thing I had to do was reset the time and date. Even the radio presets were still there. So as far as I can tell, it worked fine. I also didn't tell the computer it had a new battery, but I have an OBD2 code reader and I'll give it a try. Also, the battery tray appears to accommodate three different sizes of batteries (different lengths…I get the impression that all the stuff under the front hood is the same as a 991 Carrera since the gas tank part number started with "991"). O'Reilly's and AutoZone's computers specified the medium size, but mine was the smaller size. I took the battery down to AutoZone and matched it up. It was $169 for a three-year warranty battery. Very easy replacement as far as German cars go!

Wilson Eashoian says:

Hi there, after replacing the battery do you need to tell the computer that car has a new battery? Thanks in advance.

Richard King says:

Really Great video, on physically removing and replacing the battery BUT only significant point is that Joe Public won’t have a battery memory saver and the 250 page drivers handbook (English) does not tell you anything other than take the car to a dealership to replace the battery.
There is NO mention in the drivers manual of how to do it yourself, how to use a memory saver , or how to use a remote battery if you don’t have a battery saver. So presume you refer to the FACTORY manual for the car? Or do US owners get a different drivers manual to British owners?

Shane LaGasse says:

I just bought a used 14 Cayman S and the battery died in it yesterday. Does it require a programming after install? Or is it as simple as this video?

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