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Thread: Battery Question
01-04-2013, 08:26 AM #1
Hello All and Happy New Year!
I went to start my truck today. Hit my remote start and usually I hear my truck, can wake the dead with it. Nothing. I head outside and I can open the doors and lights go on but dead battery, won't turn over. I jumped it with my wife's Envoy and its fine now. I am in sales and do sit in my truck a lot and fire up the macbook for work and stuff. Some times I keep it running some times I don't. I do charge my iPhone, macbook and blue tooth daily, not at all the same time and macbook only when driving.
My truck is a 2011 GMC 2500HD Crew 6.0 and has 47K on it. I have the original factory battery. I do have a spot for a 2nd battery and wanted to know the best way to hook it up. I will likely buy 2 new batteries (Interstate or Optima), just not sure how to wire it. Ideally in series I'm thinking to give a longer time to drain. I do not want to have to pop the hood and connect the 2nd battery as a jumper. Just looking to have more power for the gadgets I use daily. Not even sure if its factory wired for a 2nd battery. I do have the snowplow prep package with bigger alternator.
Any and all ideas and schematics would be helpful and appreciated. I can do most work on my vehicles just not the most comfortable with electrical.
Thanks in advance
2011 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLE 4WD/Z71 Crew Cab Gray Green Metallic 6.0 Gas 6spd Auto 3.73 gears, HD locking rear differential. 18"Alum Wheels (Stock) Stock Michelin LTX AT-II Tires, Banks Monster Exhaust, Westin Platinum SS Oval Step Bars, EGR Window Deflectors, Extang Trifecta Tonneau, Front and back Weathertech Digitech liners. Factory Remote Start with Onstar App on iPhone.
2003 GMC Envoy SLE Black 4WD 4.2 175,000 Miles all original drivetrain and runs like a champ and no rust or rot!
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