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Old 08-23-2016, 04:10 PM
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Has Anyone Replaced A Battery In A 2015 JGC Yet??

I'm curious what was involved? Was the location under the seat a PITA? If you had it done, what was the cost? Also, is there anything that requires rebooting after power is cut, or does it all boot up automatically? Thanks in advance.

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I'm curious what was involved? Was the location under the seat a PITA? If you had it done, what was the cost? Also, is there anything that requires rebooting after power is cut, or does it all boot up automatically? Thanks in advance.
Location is still under the seat.

You need to make sure the battery you replace is a AGM or you'll mess stuff up.

How many miles and when did you purchase it I believe batteries are covered under 3/36 I may be mistaken.

http://www.wk2jeeps.com/wk2_battery.htm
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Changing the battery in my 2011 was extremely easy. Bought the replacement at Sams Club.
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Re: Has Anyone Replaced A Battery In A 2015 JGC Yet??

Mine is only a year and a half old. The battery is fine. However out here in the hot weather they don't last very long, and I was just wondering what I was in for when the time came? Thanks.
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Mine is only a year and a half old. The battery is fine. However out here in the hot weather they don't last very long, and I was just wondering what I was in for when the time came? Thanks.
I wonder if, not being in the engine area, batteries in the JGC will (generally) last longer. I need to hang a temperature probe in the battery box of my 2014 to find out the difference in temperature, but I am sure it stays cooler than under the hood.
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I wonder if, not being in the engine area, batteries in the JGC will (generally) last longer. I need to hang a temperature probe in the battery box of my 2014 to find out the difference in temperature, but I am sure it stays cooler than under the hood.
I was thinking about this as well, and I agree with you. The inside of my garage can easily got over 130 degrees in the dead of Summer. Especially when 2 hot cars are parked inside of it. During that time the under hood temperatures have to be even higher, (140F - 160F+). That's like storing your battery in an oven. It is rare out here to have a battery go over 2 Summers. They'll usually die during the third Summer. Also, out here it doesn't seem to matter what kind of battery you purchase either. A $200.00+ Optima won't last any longer than a Wal-Mart or Auto Zone special on sale.

With the battery under the seat, it has to be at least 30 degrees cooler. And with the A/C running, cool air sinks, helping to keep it even cooler. I can't help but think that will help with battery longevity.
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Re: Has Anyone Replaced A Battery In A 2015 JGC Yet??

I like the idea of the battery being out of the elements.
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