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jeepgrady 11-17-2011 09:45 AM

Vehicle Battery
 
So I was reading the owners manual and it stated that the battery is under the front passenger seat. Really baffled me. Looked under the seat and don't see anything except what appears to be a removable panel on the floor. Looked from beneath the vehicle and don't see where there is much room for a battery below the seat.

Any clue what type of battery this is? Don't want to try to open the under seat compartment as there is very little room.

SilverWK07 11-17-2011 09:52 AM

Re: Vehicle Battery
 
I can't speak from experience as I have an 07 but this might help.

http://www.wk2jeeps.com/wk2_battery.htm - Good luck!

jcnaranjo 11-17-2011 09:58 AM

From what I understand, you move the passenger seat as far forward as possible to gain access to the compartment...

Deserthucker 11-17-2011 10:15 AM

Re: Vehicle Battery
 
yes it is rite there under the passenger seat, or under the drivers seat if your down-under.

1200RT-P 11-17-2011 12:41 PM

Re: Vehicle Battery
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jcnaranjo (Post 516829)
From what I understand, you move the passenger seat as far forward as possible to gain access to the compartment...

Correct. The panel pops right off to give access to the battery compartment.

jeepgrady 11-17-2011 02:38 PM

Re: Vehicle Battery
 
Thanks guys.

robpp 11-17-2011 04:08 PM

Re: Vehicle Battery
 
its a AA....cant you see it ?

Knightrider03m 11-17-2011 04:11 PM

Re: Vehicle Battery
 
What ever happen to placing it right in the engine bay. I haven't seen a 5.7L WK2 engine bay but I know the V6 has room for it.

HammFist 11-17-2011 05:53 PM

Re: Vehicle Battery
 
Batteries that hang out in the engine compartment have a harsh life due to the temperature extremes and vibration. In theory, putting the battery in the passenger compartment should lengthen the life of the battery. We will see.

BobsWK2 11-17-2011 05:56 PM

Re: Vehicle Battery
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Knightrider03m (Post 517065)
What ever happen to placing it right in the engine bay. I haven't seen a 5.7L WK2 engine bay but I know the V6 has room for it.

Since the WK2 was developed when Mercedes and Chrysler were partners, I'm sure the german designers had some influence and decided to place it under the seat for a bit better weight distribution. I bet the new Mercedes ML also has the battery in the same location.

jcnaranjo 11-17-2011 06:49 PM

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jeepgrady 11-17-2011 07:04 PM

Re: Vehicle Battery
 
My 2005 "C" had the battery in the trunk next to the spare tire. Also had a 1990 Miata that had it in the trunk. Allegedly, both were put there for balance purposes.


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