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How to Change the Battery in a Cartier Clock

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Cartier clocks span a wide variety of time periods. Older Cartier clock battery numbers have been discontinued, and new numbers have been issued. When opening the bulbous metal battery cover on the back of the clock, place a soft cloth over the metal to protect the battery cover from scratches. Remove the battery cover by turning it one-quarter of the way in a counterclockwise motion. On smaller Cartier clocks, access the battery compartment by unscrewing the decorative front feet.

Place a soft cloth over the battery cover or feet before unscrewing to prevent unwanted scratching.

Remove old batteries inside of the clock. Take these batteries to an electronics store that has crossover reference charts available to determine the model number of the new battery. You also can consult an online crossover reference chart for batteries.

Place the new battery into the battery compartment of the Cartier clock in the same position that the old battery was resting.

Screw the bulbous battery cover or clock feet back onto the clock with your hands. Tighten the cover to the point that it can be removed with your hands. In about one year, the clock battery will need to be changed again.

Change A Battery In A Lawnmower

Park a riding lawnmower or move a push lawnmower onto a flat surface. Riding mowers battery placement is under either the seat or the hood. Insert a flat-head screwdriver into the battery-stabilizing bracket, if your model of lawnmower has one. Turn the screw counterclockwise to loosen the screw and push the bracket to one side. Loosen the positive, red battery cable in the same manner. Turn the cleaner in a circle to remove any rust or corrosion that inhibits the battery from working properly. Dip a forefinger into petroleum jelly and apply a thick coating to the new battery terminals. Place the red, positive battery cable on the positive terminal and tighten it with an adjustable wrench. Batteries are toxic and must be properly disposed.

Tip

Before purchasing a used Cartier clock, ask the seller to tell you if the battery compartment is clean.

Warning

If an old battery has leaked, take the Cartier clock to a professional for cleaning and restoration.

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