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post #1 of 15 Old 12-01-2018, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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I have the original battery in 2016 MKC Reserve, BXT-47H6. It is in a tight space, hard to check fluid levels. I checked resting voltage after sitting all night and read 12.04 volts, i know this is not the optimal way of checking. Has anyone replaced with a higher cca AGM? Replacement specs group 47 and 48, any experience with these two sizes? Any tips on checking fluid?
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The batteries are maintenance free and are sealed.
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Good to know, thanks. Glad I did not go prying around trying to get the caps off.
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I let the MKC sit for a couple of days, popped the hood and if course the welcome and running lights activated. Battery voltage read 11.9 on my volt meter, let it sit for an hour and it recovered to 12.4 volts with no lights on.
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Anybody know what the purple cable under the hood on driver side is? Terminates on a strange looking bolt and looks like it comes from the negative battery terminal.
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Anybody know what the purple cable under the hood on driver side is? Terminates on a strange looking bolt and looks like it comes from the negative battery terminal.
safe jump point... I just didn't know it was purple.

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Is that it's intended purpose? If so it would be a very convenient place to attach a charger wiring harness. The negative battery terminal is hard to get to.
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Is that it's intended purpose? If so it would be a very convenient place to attach a charger wiring harness. The negative battery terminal is hard to get to.
That is its intended purpose, because the negative battery terminal is hard to get to.
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The bigger question is... how the heck do you replace the battery. it seems like you need to remove the engine to get it out.

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Polaris ATV has a written procedure on battery replacement and my 8N tractor you had to be a contortionist to change the battery. Engineers use battery placement to test us for sainthood.
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