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First problem I thought was how do I get the seat forward to get the battery out, so I reconnected the charger but it would not put in anything, so I switched it to supply mode to see if I could get some power to move the seat. All the dash came up
You probably know this now, but for anyone reading this, that's the point where you move the seat out of the way and change the battery out for a new replacement.

No point flogging a dead horse(battery). Hopefully your electronics aren't fried.
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My MY13 (first reg. Feb 2013) ran on the original Chrysler battery for exactly 5 years until Feb 2018. After a few tell tale electrical 'funnies' began happening, I replaced it. Everything hinges on a 100% healthy Battery and alternator on these cars. Regular tests of both are essential.
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Thanks for all the replies, only last week the radio had a hiccup and stopped broadcasting even though everything seemed ok, I could get no sound out of it until I stopped, turned off and restarted. Maybe this was the first sign of battery troubles.
I presume the batteries are put in on the production line so it could well be over 5 years old.
I'll endeavour to get the seat forward and remove the battery today......wish me luck!
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Try putting jumper leads on the posts under the bonnet and see if that will power the seat to move forward.
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Hi cherokee94NZ, that's what I did and put the charger onto supply mode and I was able to power the seat forward and up.
Got the battery out no trouble and put the multimeter across it and got 2.5 volts.......I think i have found the problem!
Hopefully a new battery will solve all the problems and we'll go back to trouble free motoring, I do love the GC ......best tow vehicle and general drive.
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What brand of battery are people finding best for the diesel GC as a replacement?
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You need something similar to this - 850-900 CCA

https://www.marshallbatteries.com.au...es/ssagm-88eu/

http://www.exidebatteries.com.au/bat...ion/SSAGM-88EU

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If you are in W.A, I use Bosch from Goodchild Enterprises, they are usually the best price.

https://seniorscard.wa.gov.au/discou...c-000d3ae07082
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If you are in W.A, I use Bosch from Goodchild Enterprises, they are usually the best price.

https://seniorscard.wa.gov.au/discou...c-000d3ae07082
Yep cheapest place around in WA


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