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To access the battery is pretty straight forward and does not require any tools. Here are 3 photos showing the sequence in the coupe.

First go to the right rear of the trunk (see red arrow) and gently pull the carpeting slowly away from the wall. [Elegant had the opportunity to discuss this with Harlan's assistant, Phil Minch and he said that the key is not pulling the carpet up, but "straight out/away" -- that pulling it "up" is what is causing some tearing their carpets.]
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Next lift up and remove the foam cover over the battery (this has the cut out for the Tow hook screw that is not part of US cars)
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Violà, there is the battery

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I might add, to not tear the carpet, pull up on Jeff's red arrow and then then BACK (not up) from the plastic per my sloppy black arrow...
 

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Thanks guys! I haven't needed to look at at mine or access it, but now I know where and how. :)
 

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Most welcome Gregg, it is always nice to know just in case :D
 

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This forum is great, and this is just one of the many examples of why.
 

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Doh! That sucks man! Now I'm even more grateful to jsvette for posting and Glen's squiggly black arrow!
 

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Canadians don't get a tow hook either.
 

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Jeff, great post! When my battery went south, the driver jumped it and in the process cracked my foam and creased the carpet. Marine Chevrolet replaced everything. Try not to set anything heavy in that corner, it might cracked your foam cover.

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Jeff, great post! When my battery went south, the driver jumped it and in the process cracked my foam and creased the carpet. Marine Chevrolet replaced everything. Try not to set anything heavy in that corner, it might cracked your foam cover.

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Thanks Rick. Good thought re the foam cover, though it would seem hard to get something heavy enough to have all of its weight just on the foam cover.
 

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Chip, I found out the hard way they were located under the hood.

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The manual recommends directly using the connections to the battery in the trunk for a dead or run down battery on our Stingrays. See owners manual pages starting at 10-65 through 10-67.
 

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To access the battery is pretty straight forward and does not require any tools. Here are 3 photos showing the sequence in the coupe.

First go to the right rear of the trunk (see red arrow) and gently pull the carpeting slowly away from the wall. [Elegant had the opportunity to discuss this with Harlan's assistant, Phil Minch and he said that the key is not pulling the carpet up, but "straight out/away" -- that pulling it "up" is what is causing some tearing their carpets.]
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Next lift up and remove the foam cover over the battery (this has the cut out for the Tow hook screw that is not part of US cars)
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Violà, there is the battery

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Jsvette,
Thanks for the pictures. I started to pull the carpet "up" and back like you said but couldn't pull it far enough out of the way to remove the battery if I needed to because the plastic cover over what seems to be the wheel well are holding the carpet from pulling it further. How do you get the carpet back further, and if you do, how do you get it back under?
 
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