My Passport requires some engine covers to be removed to get to the connections for battery jumping. Has anyone found a "fix" or way around having to remove these covers?
The plastic engine cover that sits on top of the plastic valve cover can easily be removed. The engine cover if you pop the hood and take a look, Has the Earth Dreams Logo on it. Pull up evenly on that cover and the cover will "Pop" out of the tabs its pressed into. I believe its 4 tabs with rubber grommets that hold the cover in place. Once the engine cover is removed you have more access to placing the jumper cables on the vehicle. The large intake snorkel is still in the way a bit, at least for me. But thats how youd access the battery for jumping the vehicle.My Passport requires some engine covers to be removed to get to the connections for battery jumping. Has anyone found a "fix" or way around having to remove these covers?
Ahhh, I see... good question. I looked into this for a bit and can only think of possibly extending the ground terminal in a given direction. Ill admit , i haven't looked at the exact position or location of the ground terminal, but maybe this helps????Thanks 19BCPDave,
I'm aware about removing the cover but was wondering if anyone had come up with a work-around to avoid removing the cover. Getting to the positive battery terminal is possible without removing the "snorkel", so Honda should have put the remote ground connection more easily accessible.
Yes, thanks for the reply. I am aware of this. There doesn't seem to be a good chassis ground connection available without removing the top engine cover as the manual states. It seems there must be an accessory or a way to entend the negative battery connection to avoid removing the cover(s). Hopefully I'll never need to have my battery jump started but just wondering in case it ever comes up.If you’re jump starting your passport off someone else’s battery you won’t connect the ground to the battery you will connect it to chassis ground. If you are wanting to jump someone else using your passport then you would have to remove the engine cover to properly connect the cables to your passport battery.
Thanks for this...Once I get my car back I'll dig deeper into your recommendation, but thanks for posting this.I think I found a good solution to extend the battery connections to a convenient spot under the hood, in case you need to jumpstart your battery from another vehicle.......Please share your thoughts and ideas on this solution. Pros, cons, alternatives, etc. Hope this is helpful.
The one unknown for me is the the amount of space around the battery terminals to fit the battery terminal adapters mentioned above.Thanks for this...Once I get my car back I'll dig deeper into your recommendation, but thanks for posting this.
This works great for connecting a jump starter that has short leads.
I just picked up a couple of the 6mm bolts today at Menard's here in Ohio. I am using them for a different project also (adding an oil catch can) and mounting it near the washer fluid filler tube where there is another threaded hole from the factory. One bolt was .49 cents, the other .68 cents, two different lengths, but I didn't get the specific one shown in the video even though they had them also.Great idea. Now I just need to find that specific bolt.