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Battery Location on RZR

The battery on a Polaris RZR can be found in one of three places.

For all two-seat models from 2008 to present, the battery is located beneath the driver’s seat. On four-seat models from 2008 to 2013, the battery also can be found below the driver's seat. 

Battery location

For all four-seat models from 2014 to present, the battery is located beneath the left rear passenger seat.

Battery location

And for RS1 models, the battery is located in the front underhood storage.

Battery location

To remove a seat:

1. Pull up on the seat latch lever located under the rear edge of the seat. On RZR Pro XP models, the seat latch lever is located under the front edge of the seat.

2. Tilt the seat forward.

3. Lift the seat upward to remove it from the vehicle.

Reverse this procedure to reinstall the seat. Make sure the seat tabs at the front edge of the seat slide under the seat retainer bar. Press down firmly at the rear of the seat to engage the rear latch.

Razor seat

To remove the hood on an RS1 and access the front underhood storage compartment:

1. Turn the hood fasteners (2) a quarter-turn.

2. Grasp the upper hood edge and pull upward to disengage the fasteners.

3. Pivot the hood forward and lift upward to disengage the lower hood hooks.

4. Lift the hood away from the vehicle.


Improperly connecting or disconnecting battery cables can result in an explosion and cause serious injury or death. When removing the battery, always disconnect the negative (black) cable first. When reinstalling the battery, always connect the negative (black) cable last.

To remove the battery:

1. Remove the driver's seat or left rear passenger seat, depending on model, to access the battery. If you have an RS1, access the battery via the front underhood storage.

2. On conventional batteries, remove the battery vent tube.

3. Disconnect the black (negative) battery cable first. Disconnect the red (positive) battery cable last.

4. Remove the battery hold-down strap.

5. Lift the battery out of the vehicle. If your RZR has a conventional battery, be careful not to tip it sideways, which could spill electrolyte. If electrolyte spills, immediately wash it off with a solution of one tablespoon baking soda and one cup water to prevent damage to the vehicle.

To install a battery:

1. Ensure that the battery is fully charged. Note that using a battery that has not been fully charged can damage the battery and result in a shorter life. It also can hinder vehicle performance. Follow the battery charging instructions found in your Owner's Manual.

2. Place the fully charged battery in the battery holder.

3. On conventional batteries, install the battery vent tube (sealed batteries do not have a vent tube). The vent tube must be free of obstructions and securely installed. Route the tube away from the frame and vehicle body to prevent contact with electrolyte. Battery gasses could accumulate in an improperly installed vent tube and cause an explosion, resulting in serious injury or death.

4. Coat the terminals with dielectric grease or petroleum jelly.

5. Secure the battery hold-down strap.

6. Connect and tighten the red (positive) cable first. Connect and tighten the black (negative) cable last.

7. Verify that cables are properly routed.

8. Reinstall the seat or hood.

Learn more about caring for your battery by reading Battery Charging and Maintenance Tips.
For more information, see your authorized Polaris Dealer. Find a dealer near you with the Dealer Locator.
Maintenance tips, procedures and specifications can be found in your Owner's Manual.
To find diagrams and replacement part numbers, use the online parts catalog.