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Where is the battery located. The Manual is basicly silent on the topic and while it is easy to find the POS nad NEG posts to use if jump starting, the battery itself has been obscure so far. I could not find it under the mat that covers the spare tire but it must be near there.
 

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If your too lazy to search it is under the ECM in the engine compartment on the drivers side. It the black plastic thing beside the relay/fuse box. you have to remove the ECM to access the battery.

Oh and if you are curious how to remove it there is a 10mm bolt located under the 3 cables and then slide the ECM toward the drivers fender and it should just lift out of place. Thanks to Dandy Don for this info from the other thread haha
 

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There's also another one underneath the rear cargo compartment. But I don't think that's the one you're looking for...
 

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Phantm006 said:
There's also another one underneath the rear cargo compartment. But I don't think that's the one you're looking for...
My salesman told me that is some relay junction in the rear cargo department. He had another term for that. I looke d and it dosen't look like a battery. I'd rather have it in the trunk than the way it is buried in the engine compartment
 

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Phantm006 said:
There's also another one underneath the rear cargo compartment. But I don't think that's the one you're looking for...
There is only one battery on these platforms and that's positioned in the front, under the ECM, under the hood.

I believe the item that RNOX is referring to; is the Lift Gate Module.[/color]
 

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OnxBear said:
There is only one battery on these platforms and that's positioned in the front, under the ECM, under the hood.

I believe the item that RNOX is referring to; is the Lift Gate Module.[/color]
Oh. Well. My mistake. Looked like a battery.
 

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Phantm006 said:
Oh. Well. My mistake. Looked like a battery.
When I was looking at the nox I thought it was the battery ;). Upon closer inspection saw it wasn't. The current location is a joke. Why bury it with electronocs.
 

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The only car I've ever owned that the battery was NOT in the engine compartment was a VW Beatle...it was under the back seat......oh, almost forgot .......my Vettes .......it was behind the drivers seat. ;D
 

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RNOX said:
When I was looking at the nox I thought it was the battery ;). Upon closer inspection saw it wasn't. The current location is a joke. Why bury it with electronocs.
Not sure why, but I kinda like it, I'd rather have it covered, looks cleaner under the hood to me anyway. IMO.
GM went with remote positive and negative posts for boosting/charging if need be, so its convenient. I guess the only time is for replacement, but that doesn't happen everyday either. Only one bolt and the entire ECM and mount comes off.[/color]
 

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Ii had a battery leak on my 2000 Saturn LS1 and it rotted some cables. I prefer not to have anything on top of a battery that contains acid.
 

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RNOX said:
I prefer not to have anything on top of a battery that contains acid.
There isn't anything on top of this battery that contains acid???[/color]
 

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OnxBear said:
There isn't anything on top of this battery that contains acid???[/color]
The battery has acid in it. Acid can leak out of a battery and ruin parts. As I noted it happened on my 2000 Saturn. AC/Delco batteries have been known to leakk acid. Ii know that parts on top of a battery don't have acid.
 

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GARYD said:
The only car I've ever owned that the battery was NOT in the engine compartment was a VW Beatle...it was under the back seat......oh, almost forgot .......my Vettes .......it was behind the drivers seat. ;D
I believe the battery is behind the driver's seat in the Traverse. We were called to a (PI) personal injury accident about a month ago and had to disable the battery in both vehicles. I remember reading on www.traverseforum.com about the battery being in an odd location.
 

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TheCrow1994 said:
I believe the battery is behind the driver's seat in the Traverse. We were called to a (PI) personal injury accident about a month ago and had to disable the battery in both vehicles. I remember reading on www.traverseforum.com about the battery being in an odd location.
No kidding, models of the Cobalt family SS have the battery in the rear of the trunk, LH side I believe.[/color]
 
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GARYD said:
The only car I've ever owned that the battery was NOT in the engine compartment was a VW Beatle...it was under the back seat......oh, almost forgot .......my Vettes .......it was behind the drivers seat. ;D
Mercedes has battery in trunk under matt at least the diesel model
 

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TheCrow1994 said:
I believe the battery is behind the driver's seat in the Traverse. We were called to a (PI) personal injury accident about a month ago and had to disable the battery in both vehicles. I remember reading on www.traverseforum.com about the battery being in an odd location.
The Traverse battery is behind the passenger seat under the floormat.

As for the location of the Terrain and Equinox battery. It is a little odd but on my C5 Corvette the battery is located directly over the cars computer. There was a big problem with factory Delco batteries at the time where the machine that torqued the bolts applied too much torque and cracked the case where the bolts go through the case and over time the crack worsened and the battery leaked.

If not caught in time, and most weren't, the acid made it's way into the computer and caused all sorts of weird issues including complete failure of the computer. Eventually the problem was fixed at the factory but not before a lot of people had big time problems.

Now I can understand that with the limited space in engine compartments that you have to make do with the space you have but I never understood the logic of putting the battery over the computer. At least on the Nox and Terrain the battery is under the computer.
 

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I never understood why they put the computer in the engine compartment, not a friendly environment for it.
 

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It would appear to me that the battery is located under the ABS under the hood.doesn't appear to be a ECM under it..
Wouln't seem as tho they would put a ECM under the hood...unless it was up more on the firewall
 

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sandyw404 said:
Where is the battery located. The Manual is basicly silent on the topic and while it is easy to find the POS nad NEG posts to use if jump starting, the battery itself has been obscure so far. I could not find it under the mat that covers the spare tire but it must be near there.
Here's an link to an excellent video showing the removal and replacement of the Terrain battery: http://www.carcarekiosk.com/video/2010_GMC_Terrain_SLT_3.0L_V6/battery/replace_battery
 
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