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Re: WK2 - New battery type and location

Hey guys how to remove the positive thermal protector from under the hood. Trying to get the air compressor going put the positive terminal is hidden under the red plastic thing. I cant remove the red plastic thing to get the clamp on. Help. Do I pull it up or push it sideways. Any help would be appreciated?
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:19 AM
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Re: WK2 - New battery type and location

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Good for you, not so good for us with right hand drive export vehicles. The battery and the driver are on the same side. For this reason I try to pack the car with the heaviest items on the left.
if the battery had been under the hood, would you have given it a thought on how you packed your car?
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:57 AM
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if the battery had been under the hood, would you have given it a thought on how you packed your car?
Probably not. I remember my VW Beetles had the battery under the back seat also on the driver's side for probably the same reason.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:43 PM
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Hey guys how to remove the positive thermal protector from under the hood. Trying to get the air compressor going put the positive terminal is hidden under the red plastic thing. I cant remove the red plastic thing to get the clamp on. Help. Do I pull it up or push it sideways. Any help would be appreciated?
Just pull it straight up, wiggle it a bit as you do so. It should pop right off.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:16 PM
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Just pull it straight up, wiggle it a bit as you do so. It should pop right off.
Isn't that what she said? LOLOL!!!!!!
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:59 AM
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Just pull it straight up, wiggle it a bit as you do so. It should pop right off.
HAHAHAHA sounds like you do this often
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:26 PM
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HAHAHAHA sounds like you do this often
Nope, just once to see what this newfangled battery looked like.
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Re: WK2 - New battery type and location

I still do not see why the battery is located under the front passenger seat.
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:39 PM
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The environment of an engine compartment is terrible for a battery.
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Re: WK2 - New battery type and location

The battery location has been under the hood for years. No problems with it. Would appreciate more info from Yadkin.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:13 PM
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The battery location has been under the hood for years. No problems with it. Would appreciate more info from Yadkin.
The benefits have already been discussed: there's less exposure moisture and extreme temperatures, it frees up space under the hood, and it moves weight rearward.
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...and it moves weight rearward.
...and downwards. These batteries are very heavy. The lower they can be placed, the more stable the vehicle is in cornering or on steep ground.
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