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What optima battery is suggested for a 2004 ssr
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I wouldn't suggest an Optima after reading the problems people have had with them.
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I was interested with getting an optima either red or yellow top last year but after researching the matter they are not reliable any more. Evidently they have been bought out by another company and have had a lot of failures since then. I continued my research and concluded right now the best battery is Interstate. If you go to a Interstate store that sells them they will store all your programmed information that is in your vehicle and install it for free. Best track record and very good guaranty. Good luck.
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Do you loose all stored info when you install a new battery
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I never did except the window indexing and that was reentered easily in a minute or so. Some people plug a 9 volt into the lighter socket as a precaution, but I haven't found that necessary.
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What is the window indexing you speak of AND are there actual interstate battery shops or just repair garages that sell interstate batteries?

My repair shop ONLY carries interstate? Lastly how and who would reload window indexing?

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I bought my battery at Costco over 4 yrs ago and haven't had any problem with it. It's on a tender when not being used. It was about $78, I believe it is a #78 if memory serves me correctly.
Indexing the windows: I believe if your windows are not indexed you can lower both at the same time and hold both buttons down for about 5 sec, then raise them both. If I wrong please chime in and correct me.

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Do RAISE the both at same time?

Also how do I know if their not indexed?

Sorry I’m closing was Costco able to download your info prior to change out of battery?

Thank you sincerely for helping me.
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Would you recommend me to upgrade to a higher amperage alternator that simple engineering sell?

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Indexing the windows: I believe if your windows are not indexed you can lower both at the same time and hold both buttons down for about 5 sec, then raise them both. If I wrong please chime in and correct me.
They can be done one at a time with no problem. With the door closed run the window all the way down and hold for 5 seconds. Then all the way up and hold for 5 seconds. Done.
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Would you recommend me to upgrade to a higher amperage alternator that simple engineering sell?

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The only reason I went to the Simple Engineering alternator is that it is chromed and very high output. The more you read about these SSR's they take a lot of electrical power to run everything and most of us don't drive them enough to keep them fully charged at all times. I also have mine on a Battery Tender plus plugged in when ever I am not driving it. Some folks that only drive theirs a couple times a month when they finally get around to driving it the battery is dead. It is different then a trickle charger as it only produces power when needed and if the battery is fully charged the tender goes to float mode and a green light comes on. That way you never overcharge it but it is always fully charged.


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Would you recommend me to upgrade to a higher amperage alternator that simple engineering sell?

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What for? Your alternator broke? Just pick a Battery that YOU like, 12volt would be OK.

Be sure, however to change NEGATIVE Battery Cable, can be purchased at NAPA.

OEM Cable, Negative Battery 15114351
NAPA Negative Cable # CBL 718315

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I got the ground cable from Rock Auto and it is a GM part even.
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I got the ground cable from Rock Auto and it is a GM part even.
Really! Have you got the part#?

I have been told discontinued.

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Thank y’all for the heads up on battery cable
I place the order at NAPA and it will be waiting for me when I get back to Florida

Thanks also on helpful tips to best keep our batteries charged. I really appreciate all your help
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Rock Auto has it as part# ACDELCO 2SD10XR {#88865100} Professional Info

BATTERY TO GROUND $14.73
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The Battery Tender Plus . . .

The Doophus's OEM Battery lasted less than 3 years. Shortly thereafter, while at the Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale one of the many "Vender Experts" recommended and guaranteed the Battery Tender Plus. I took the plunge and never exit the garage without hooking it up . . . it is now a habit.

The Doophus's second battery lasted more than 7 years and we are now on the third battery.

If nothing else, 50 bucks for the Battery Tender Plus vs replacing the battery is a "no brainer" and then some.

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Just a side note: My OEM Delco battery was 9 years old when I decided to replaced it. Yes, it was still good but I thought I would not risk getting caught some where with a dead battery. I replaced it with another OEM GM Delco battery and I use a Battery Tender for every off season storage.


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What for? Your alternator broke? Just pick a Battery that YOU like, 12volt would be OK.

Be sure, however to change NEGATIVE Battery Cable, can be purchased at NAPA.

OEM Cable, Negative Battery 15114351
NAPA Negative Cable # CBL 718315

Ground completes the circuit.

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Why do you have to change the negative cable when you change your battery ?
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The negative cable has three ends, one on the battery, one on the frame, and one on the body. The body and frame ends can get funky resting on rustable metal like they do. But if the cable ends clean up(along with their contact spots), and the cable shows no signs of internal corrosion, it should be cool.
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