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Things aren’t always as they seem with the battery of the Jeep Grand Cherokee

By Product Expert | Posted in Jeep on Friday, February 9th, 2018 at 9:36 pm
A left front quarter view of a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee on the road.

Where is the battery in a Jeep Grand Cherokee?

For most vehicles, jump-starting dead battery is simply a matter of popping the hood and connecting some jumper cables. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is not most vehicles. To pay homage to the history of the brand, the Grand Cherokee is not where one would expect. So, where is the battery in a Jeep Grand Cherokee? Jeep designers and engineers have placed the battery under the passenger seat, much like it was when the original Jeep was introduced during World War II. This has some special implications for owners in the event a battery is fully discharged. Let’s take a closer look.

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How do I jump-start a Jeep Grand Cherokee?

While the battery for the Grand Cherokee is located under the passenger seat, the basic steps to jump-starting a dead Jeep battery begin the same way. There are remote battery terminals located under the hood.

NOTE: Shift the vehicle into park, turn the key off and engage the parking brake before starting the jump-starting the battery.

Connecting the battery cables

Place the positive end of the jumper cable on the positive terminal and the negative end on the negative terminal. Make sure this is done on both the disabled vehicle and the one being used for the supplemental power.

Once the cables are connected to both vehicles, turn on the source vehicle first – then the try starting the disabled vehicle. When the disabled vehicle turns over, make sure to leave it running for a while. We have included some videos that could be helpful along the way.

If you have any questions about the maintenance of your Jeep Grand Cherokee or most any other vehicle you might have in your driveway, the Billion Auto Group Service Department can help you out. We can order genuine parts for any home-based repairs you might be doing.

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