Second battery?

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Now that some of you more mechanical/electrically minded owners have had a chance to look at any changes in the engine compartment...will there be room for a second battery? In the JK, most systems require the replacement of the battery/fuse box platform to make room for the two batteries. Will a similar replacement be possible for the JL?

Update: this question was posted way before the ESS battery was mentioned. I believe that the 2017 GC had one under the front seat. I was hoping that the so-called second battery was an auxiliary battery rather than the necessary ESS one.





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Now that some of you more mechanical/electrically minded owners have had a chance to look at any changes in the engine compartment...will there be room for a second battery? In the JK, most systems require the replacement of the battery/fuse box platform to make room for the two batteries. Will a similar replacement be possible for the JL?
The JL already has a second battery hidden below the fuse panel behind the right front wheel well. I have successfully disconnected the main battery and started the engine with the backup.
 

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My Silverado has a secondary auxiliary battery/relay controller for less than 1/5 of the price of the Genesis dual kit.
 

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My Silverado has a secondary auxiliary battery/relay controller for less than 1/5 of the price of the Genesis dual kit.
Yeah, you can buy an isolator and wire your own for a lot less if you know what you're doing.
 

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I dread when the time comes to replace the secondary battery. I bet there's 2 shop hours labor plus the cost of the battery. Wish they would have thought through placement a bit more.
 

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