I had a flat battery the other day in my GC.
It was a little more difficult to resolve than I anticipated, to say the least.
The vehicle was in my garage so I thought I would just put the battery on the charger - but I soon found out that the AGM batteries have special charger requirements. Sigh. No problem I will just reverse it out of the garage and jump start it. If only I could get the gear shifter into neutral - won't budge with a flat battery
No problem - the manual says to lift up the cup holders in the centre console and there is a little hole to an override switch to get into neutral. But there's nothing there - WTF? Thanks to this forum I eventually find that for export GC's there is another access hole on the right hand side of the centre console down besides the drivers seat. (Not mentioned anywhere in my owners manual)
Next issue - cannot unlock the steering wheel - not even after removing the start button and inserting the "key". Anyway, luckily the wheels are pretty straight so I push the car outside in neutral and steering wheel locked. Now I try to jumpstart from my little Hyundai Elantra and it won't start. The jumper leads were pretty thin, so I now borrow the heavy duty set from my neighbour. Still won't start!
Next I ring road side assist. They come and jump start it (I guess the Hyundai couldn't supply enough current). But now the engine warning light is on and radio won't power up. "Better take it to the dealer" says the road side assist guy.
Contrary to my previous experiences the dealer service was exceptional. They sorted it all out and even mounted my broken front ACC sensor and supplied the necessary missing screws, etc, all under warranty - without me even mentioning it! It was Albion CJD Brisbane by the way - (now I just hope they give me a good price for my upcoming service!)
Anyway, if anyone has bothered to continue reading this far into my blathering, my question is what is the starting current for the GC. i.e. what rating jumper leads do I need (in amps) and I guess from that I can also figure out whether a particular vehicle will be able to source that much current to give me a jump start if I need one?