Originally Posted by THawes
Originally Posted by Melissa
I still don't know where the battery is! haha
It'* in the trunk.
You may have already figured this out, but just in case, there is a red plastic covered post under the hood marked + that can be use to jump start the car if necessary. Hook the red one there and the black one to the engine block or alternator bracket. That + post is also usually the easiest place to tap for power when installing aftermarket accessories like an alarm or sound system. Just be sure to fuse the power wire because the post is hooked up straight to the battery.
A humorous anecdote concerning "remote mount" batteries:
I rode to a football game in my friend'* Volvo XC90 full sized SUV. Nice ride BTW. And the people in the Tahoe parked next to us had been there tailgating a while listening to the pregame on the radio. As they got ready to go into the stadium one of them tried to start the engine to be sure they hadn't run down the battery. It just clicked, not enough charge to turn over the engine.
So they asked my friend for a jump but nobody had cables. They finally found some and popped the hoods. The Chevy battery was up front in the normal place and they got the jumper cables all hooked up to it fine, but they couldn't find the Volvo battery. I told them it didn't matter because Volvo put a hot post up front just like on your Cobalt and that can be used to jump start. Oh no, not on my brand new SUV, we're hooking it up to the battery. (he'* a Ford guy.) So after looking all over and finally looking it up in the owner'* manual, they figured out that it was under the cargo area at the rear of the vehicle. And it is buried under there deep! They set about trying to dig down to it, taking out all the tailgating crap they brought coolers, chairs, blankets, etc., and finally realized they didn't have the tools necessary to remove the cover over the battery compartment.
While they were back there wasting time, I had hooked up the jumper cables to the Volvo under the hood there and let it charge the Tahoe battery. When I became convinced that they weren't going to get to the Volvo battery in time for kick-off, I motioned to the guy'* wife inside the Tahoe to try to start it. It fired right up first try. The look on everyone'* face was priceless.