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Old 06-01-2013, 09:16 AM
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Re: Battery under passenger seat

From our friend, the OM:

"In the event of a power malfunction to the liftgate, an
emergency liftgate latch release can be used to open
the liftgate. The emergency liftgate latch release can be
accessed through a snap-in cover located on the liftgate
trim panel."

I haven't tried this yet, so I'm not sure exactly where this is located. Anyone out there feel like checking this out? (I'm still in my jammies, and on my second cup 'o java.)
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:27 AM
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I haven't tried this yet, so I'm not sure exactly where this is located. Anyone out there feel like checking this out? (I'm still in my jammies, and on my second cup 'o java.)
I'll save everyone pictures of you in your jammies

I'm guessing they are talking about this piece on the inside. Once you pop it off (which is pretty tough and be careful as I broke one of the snaps), there's little visibility, but I think I found the lever that you can push down toward the bottom of the liftgate. However on mine, it wasn't moving any parts when pushed. Did not want to go Hulk Hogan on it, so I stopped for now.

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The only bad thing is that I closed the liftgate and tried to open using the lever and well, a trip over the seats let me back out. Maybe more attempts at this after more java.
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Re: Battery under passenger seat

Thanks for looking into this, I am very interested in knowing if indeed it is possible to open the lift gate when there is no power.
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I'll save everyone pictures of you in your jammies
It ain't a pretty sight!

Sorry you broke the snap. Think of it as taking one for the team! Let us know how it all turns out. Do you think you'll have to replace the cover panel since the snap broke?
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No worries on one of the probably 10 snaps. Everything went back in flush so I'm not even going to worry about it.
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Re: Battery under passenger seat

There's nothing in my driver's side cavity, no QL here.
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Re: Battery under passenger seat

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I believe that's the QuadraLift control module underneath the driver's seat. Is that space empty in GCs without QL?
I don't have the Quadra-lift system, but there's some kind of module under the driver's seat on my 2015 JGC Limited.

I do have the Navi system, so maybe it's the computer for that since it's easy to get to and that is a dealer add-on component.

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That is def weird, this is my first car that doesn't use a simple dumb key, so hadn't thought of all the complications. I know the key has a backup RFID for when it is out of batteries, I would be interested if pushing the button with the key would have turned off ACC?

I carry extra long jumpers, that I was about to wrap around the spare tire, now I need to either carry a battery pack jump starter or normal length jumpers under the passenger seat...
I don't know if an extra long set of cables would fit, but the standard length ones I have fit nicely next to the battery in the compartment under the passenger seat. There's plenty of room to allow the battery to be moved around when replacing it, which makes enough space for a set of jumper cables.

They come in a nice rubber soft bag, so I'm not worried they could arc off the battery, and I believe the positive pole is well toward the front of the vehicle anyway.

Even if I can't move the seat forward, the bin lid comes up enough to get the cable bag out of the compartment.

Related to the tire well, I wish the well were deeper since it's well above the level of the rear bumper cover. As it is, with the tool holder in there, I can't put a 4 way lug wrench in there. I like to carry one since it ensures I have any size I might encounter if I need to help someone else change a tire. It's disappointing since everything else in front of it comes down lower and all to the same height as each other. The wheel well is the on;y thing up that high. It can't be because of trailing height, because you'd get hung up on the bumper cover if anything under it were that high.

I'm also disappointed my hitch is a bit to big to fit in the slot provided on the tool holder. As a result, I keep it in one of the bins to the side of the tire along with a set of tie-down straps.

Quick tip: I was in the Home Depot and found a black carpeted and rubber-backed door mat that closely matches the cargo area carpet. I store it on top of the spare tire under the load floor. Now, if I have to change a tire of look under the vehicle in bad weather (or in nice pants), I can kneel on it to avoid getting my pants wet and dirty. It makes for a nice, clean place to set the lug nuts and tools, too. It cost me all of about $2.50. I also stashed an old towel in the center of the wheel next to the tool holder so I can stand under the tail gate and dry off wet tools before I put them away.
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Unless the battery is dead.. (electric seats of course)
Well, it happened to me.

Ran out of Battery and get it towed to the dealership.
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