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Good info! I plan on doing a mild aftermarket audio build, do you think this battery would be okay or would you suggest an upgrade to a 6 cell battery?
What do you mean by 6-cell? All 12V lead acid batteries are 6-cell batteries. Lead acid batteries have a nominal 2V per cell.

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Good info! I plan on doing a mild aftermarket audio build, do you think this battery would be okay or would you suggest an upgrade to a 6 cell battery?
stock battery should be fine.

Optima red is a popular option for a mild upgrade. more serious systems have gone for the yellow.
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post #14 of 15 Old 08-11-2014, 01:57 PM
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So I guess some good news I was chatting it up with my adviser the other day, and I did ask about the battery situation. He replied, just don't change it close to the inspection time. However, if you do change the battery the BCM will eventually fix itself and the battery fault, will correct itself and clear the fault.
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Great question, got me thinking of what to do about jump starting the car too. I found this video on YouTube:
2013 Ford Escape battery location / Morries Minnetonka Ford - YouTube
Which shows where the battery is and how to jump start. From looking at it, I'll bet that you need to remove the air intake to get the battery out.
Thankful for this video. We found some hot wires coming out under the driver's at the back floor area in my my new/used 2013 Escape and were disappointed to find they were HOT! He put covers on them until we could get them removed. My car was a one owner commercial. I'd love to know who had it. The other day I noticed when the sun was shining on it down low on the driver's door you could tell it had some lettering like VA D... but I can't see it now that I'm looking. Apparently they just cut the wires and did not think it necessary to disconnect them from the battery. This video above helped us determine the extra wiring coming into the battery so we could remove it. People are slack!! urghhhh
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