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post #1 of 36 Old 08-28-2019, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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WK/WK2 battery location is hidden under passenge seat

You would think the owner's manual would tell you where the battery is location WRONG! Did you know that the battery is hidden under the passenger seat which needs battery power to move seat. So if you have a dead battery that needs replacing you will need an alternate 12v power source to move seat so you can replace the battery So you ask how would you move the passenger seat to get to it?

Well. you have to have an extra battery power source and some jumper cables to apply power in the right side of the engine compartment. Look closely for a RED + plastic cover near right side hood hinge. Remove that RED plastic cover to attach RED jumper cable and then look 6 inches forward for a black negative - ground post near edge of fender

Search YouTube for a video how to access and change the battery I can't post links yet but I did find the video on where and how to find and change the battery.

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post #2 of 36 Old 08-28-2019, 01:20 PM
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Yeah its been talked about here often, earlier model Owners manual had a section on it I think. But yeah for a dead battery and you have a power passenger seat, you have to jump start the passenger seat

They don't say much in the owners manual because Jeep doesn't want us touching it.
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post #3 of 36 Old 08-29-2019, 05:53 AM
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And if you have auto stop/start there are 2 different sized batteries under the passenger seat. Im guessing that the seat will move as long as both batteries are not dead. I think getting them out of the engine compartment is a good thing, but the rear cargo area might have been a better choice.

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Ha ha whoops itís under my drivers seat.

But then my steering wheel is on the other side as well
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post #5 of 36 Old 08-29-2019, 07:12 AM
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Huh? My passenger seat uses a manual latch to slide forward. Now power needed to access the battery.

I really like it under the seat. Warmer in winter and helps with corrosion. I spray my terminals with dielectric grease.

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post #6 of 36 Old 08-31-2019, 10:01 AM
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You would think the owner's manual would tell you where the battery is location WRONG! Did you know that the battery is hidden under the passenger seat which needs battery power to move seat. So if you have a dead battery that needs replacing you will need an alternate 12v power source to move seat so you can replace the battery So you ask how would you move the passenger seat to get to it?

Well. you have to have an extra battery power source and some jumper cables to apply power in the right side of the engine compartment. Look closely for a RED + plastic cover near right side hood hinge. Remove that RED plastic cover to attach RED jumper cable and then look 6 inches forward for a black negative - ground post near edge of fender

Search YouTube for a video how to access and change the battery I can't post links yet but I did find the video on where and how to find and change the battery.

Sounds like rich people problems. Us poor folks have manual seats.

It is an interesting problem that I never really thought of. At least getting to the points to apply auxiliary power is pretty easy.
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post #7 of 36 Old 08-31-2019, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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Sounds like rich people problems. Us poor folks have manual seats.

It is an interesting problem that I never really thought of. At least getting to the points to apply auxiliary power is pretty easy.
Us poor rich folks buy used and sometimes get some extra bells and whistles while getting 20K off list price.
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post #8 of 36 Old 09-05-2019, 10:19 AM
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I just recently discovered that our Compass has two batteries also. Got used to the old single battery wk2 with no start/stop.
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post #9 of 36 Old 09-05-2019, 11:22 AM
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I had to diagnose my ride earlier this year and disconnect the battery. I went to open up the hood and was disappointed not to find it there lol

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post #10 of 36 Old 09-06-2019, 03:43 PM
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Us poor rich folks buy used and sometimes get some extra bells and whistles while getting 20K off list price.
Indeed!

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post #11 of 36 Old 09-06-2019, 04:35 PM
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Good to know! thanks
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post #12 of 36 Old 09-06-2019, 07:17 PM
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I actually like the location. It’s much easier for me (and my back) to leverage a heavy car battery in or out of that spot compared to under the hood (especially on vehicles where the battery is close to the firewall).

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post #13 of 36 Old 12-12-2019, 11:06 AM
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Fooooor real?! Searching for WK stuff rabbit hole-ed me to here and this seems so foreign.
Are all WK2s like this?
Is the diesel?

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post #14 of 36 Old 12-12-2019, 03:21 PM
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Yes all WK2s have the battery under the passenger seat and yes its foreign in that the WK2 chassis and body is Mercedes based.

There are quite a few advantages, like keeping the battery away from the deadly engine compartment heat.

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post #15 of 36 Old 12-12-2019, 06:46 PM
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Kinda surprised there are owners who don't know or just found out where the battery is. I looked at the engine before my purchase (doesn't everyone do this?) and did not see the battery. I asked where it was and was told it was under the seat. Then again there are owners who don't know if they have 4wd or not and wonder where the switch is to place it it 4wd not knowing it's full time. I wonder how many took their Jeeps back to the dealer to complain they forgot to put on the gas cap?
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