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Old 03-24-2006, 08:44 AM   #11
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If you have a Sams or Costco membership you may want to look there. I picked up one from there for a better price than Advance or Autozone.
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If you have a Sams or Costco membership you may want to look there. I picked up one from there for a better price than Advance or Autozone.
Ours are under the backseat...so we need the "special" (aka costly) batteries with the gas release vents. Does Sams/Costco sell these? f they do, heck I'll get one now...I still have the OEM.
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I wonder if you can get an Optima?
100% dry cell
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I wonder if you can get an Optima?
100% dry cell
Would be nice...

Now, after measuring the battery, I found that the width and height is about equal to that of the group 78 battery. I'm thinking of trying to find an 880CCA Group 78 and seeing if it'll fit. Problem is that is a quite high CCA...

What I want to know is why the SSEi requires an 880CCA battery while everything else only requires a 770CCA battery?? I would think that the L67 with it'* lower compression would be easier to start than the n/a...
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I wonder if you can get an Optima?
100% dry cell
Would be nice...

Now, after measuring the battery, I found that the width and height is about equal to that of the group 78 battery. I'm thinking of trying to find an 880CCA Group 78 and seeing if it'll fit. Problem is that is a quite high CCA...

What I want to know is why the SSEi requires an 880CCA battery while everything else only requires a 770CCA battery?? I would think that the L67 with it'* lower compression would be easier to start than the n/a...
i belive that i have a group 78 battery in my car, however the vent tubes would not fit and i had to make an extension for one of the vent lines

Be sure to keep this in mind when you change it
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Oh I know. I was planning on just looping the strap between the two vent tubes if I went to the Group 78. Problem I'm coming up against is that I can't find a high enough CCA battery...
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I'm going to watch it to make sure it wasn't something stupid like a dome light being left on.
You can't leave a dome light on. Interior lights shut off after 10 mins or so.
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I'm going to watch it to make sure it wasn't something stupid like a dome light being left on.
You can't leave a dome light on. Interior lights shut off after 10 mins or so.
EVERYTHING (as far as i know) that isnt dependant on ignitin switch pisition has a 10-min timer... excluding of course the radio clock function / alarm / keyless entry
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I'm going to watch it to make sure it wasn't something stupid like a dome light being left on.
You can't leave a dome light on. Interior lights shut off after 10 mins or so.
Well, that rules that out... Should have known there would be some feature like that. The car has everything else. Thanks!
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I'm going to watch it to make sure it wasn't something stupid like a dome light being left on.
You can't leave a dome light on. Interior lights shut off after 10 mins or so.
EVERYTHING (as far as i know) that isnt dependant on ignitin switch pisition has a 10-min timer... excluding of course the radio clock function / alarm / keyless entry


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Inadvertent Power Battery Saver
This feature is designed to protect your vehicle’* battery
against drainage from the interior lamps, trunk lamp,
glove box lamp or cigarette lighter. When the ignition is
turned off, the power to these features will automatically
turn off after 10 minutes. Power will be restored for
an additional 10 minutes if any door is opened, the trunk
is opened or the courtesy lamps are turned on. To
restore power back to the cigarette lighter the ignition
must be turned back to ON.
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