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“In this assembly session you will attach the battery pieces together. Then, you will install the battery inside the left panel of the engine housing.”
Materials: All parts of this stage are plastic.
Assembling the Battery
Place the Battery Cover onto the Battery as shown (use the printed label as reference):
Secure these together from below with two (2) AP screws:
Turn this assembly over and fit the Battery Housing as shown. Secure with two (2) AP screws:
Flip the Battery assembly upright again and fit the Clamp Bracket into these holes:
Then, insert one of the Clamping Bars through the larger hole of the Clamp Bracket and down into the Battery Housing:
This should be done on the label side of the Battery assembly. Also, the end of the Clamping Bar has a D-Shaped pin that aligns to the shape of the hole in the Battery Housing:
Insert the other Clamping Bar all the way through the larger hole on the other side of the Clamp Bracket.
Unlike the first side, this Clamping Bar just hangs freely:
Retrieve the Left Panel assembly from Stage 22 (these parts are marked with an ‘L’). Align the two posts of the Battery Housing to the widest holes of the Left Panel assembly, as shown. Secure with two (2) AP screws:
Slide the straighter end of the longer Positive Cable over the small pin on the Positive Terminal:
Next, slide the straighter end of the shorter Negative Cable over the small pin on the Negative Terminal:
Insert the Negative Terminal into this hole of the Battery Cover, and slide the free end of the Negative Cable over this pin of the Left Panel assembly:
Insert the Positive Terminal into this hole of the Battery Cover, as shown. The Positive Cable should face towards the rear of the car as the free end will be attached later:
MOM: I have to admit, I was little more excited about the battery than the kid or the photographer. I suppose it is because another little detail of the car is complete and who doesn’t love a miniature sized battery?!
Stage 25 – Firewall, Rear Hood Safety Catches, Relay, Grounding Connector