I agree, if Chevy wants these locatins to be used they should show them in the manual!Good stuff...it's stuff like this and other things that makes me realize the owner's manual was really a rush job and should be done over.
a good manual for the money!I agree, if Chevy wants these locatins to be used they should show them in the manual!
I had questioned if this was the correct terminal since it is not shown in the owner’s manual. In fact the only owner's manual statement is on page 1-20; “Access to the battery is not necessary for jump starting. There are remote positive (+) and negative (−) terminals under the hood for this purpose.” However the only discussion of how to jump start is on pages 10-65 to 10-68 with sketches. It only discusses using the rear battery posts and does not mention or show any sketches about jump starting from the front of the car.
Every other car I have owned with a rear or under seat mounted battery has easy access terminal covers and large posts marked properly under the hood. In addition, I used a much larger wire when I wired my street rod (a ’34 Ford sedan with a big block Chevy) from a far rear mounted battery to the starter. The wire powering the C7 front fuse panel is not nearly as large as what I used for that current (can be up to 250 amps) and that distance. However Chevy reps that monitor forum comments, said in a private message, their “contacts” said the statements in the manual were correct but they would not define the underhood locations!
I looked at the 2013 Z06 manual knowing it also had a rear mounted battery. It clearly shows the positive terminal, in sketch form, is the connection to the front fuse panel as Chip notes. For the ground connection they recommend and show a sketch of using an engine bolt head under the cylinder head! Looks a bit Mickey Mouse to me! Chips suggestion for a ground is better. His comment for a location to connect a battery charger is also a good idea.
The owners manual should be a work always in progress. GM can be forgiven in C7, year 1, having a less than complete owners manual, but no excuse for that not having been corrected by 2015.Good stuff...it's stuff like this and other things that makes me realize the owner's manual was really a rush job and should be done over.
The fuse box is on the passenger side. Look to the rear of the box and you will see a small plastic piece. Snap that open and the terminal is under it.I don't see that terminal or cover on my 14, any one know where it is?…I found a small cover on the engine side, however there does not appear to have a positive ground connection.
I’ve changed my opinion from my Post # 5 in this Thread with the advent of the 2015 owner’s manual! I have questioned the size of the wire supplying power to the front fuse panel being capable of delivering several hundred amps for the starter by first going all the way to the rear. I defined the required wire size to handle starter current and used a much larger wire in my ’34 sedan street rod that has the battery in the far right rear, about the same distance as in the C7.Glad it is helpful, but who will be the first to create some suitable + & - indications (hand painted or decals) for these locations? I would love to see a small lightning bolt shown as the positive indicator. If you do decide to customize it be sure to take some pictures of your finished work.
I agree Mark. However I got caught up in where folks said it was when the Chevy Customer service folks, when I asked if the statement in the front of the 2014 manual was correct, came back and said the manual was correct! Then when I asked them to define where it was, they could not get an answer from their “sources” as they refer to them! They tried twice. Can’t blame them as they can only relay what info they are given.Jerry, I don't think there's much for GM to say, the manual spells it out quite clearly, to Jump Start the vehicle you must connect the jumper cables to the battery itself. They dedicate 3 pages in the manual to Jump Starting. The "In Brief" section of the 2014 manual that states you don't need to go to the battery to Jump Start was removed in the 2015 manual.