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Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 2007-2014 Discussion, Space for secondary battery in 2007 Escalade (why?) in Cadillac Escalade Forums; I saw the 2007 Escalade earlier today and looked into the engine compartment. The is clearly space and a tray ...
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    Space for secondary battery in 2007 Escalade (why?)

    I saw the 2007 Escalade earlier today and looked into the engine compartment. The is clearly space and a tray for a secondary car battery in the front driver's side. The factory battery is towards the back on the passenger side.

    I didn't see the second battery as an option on any lists. I wonder if GM gives you a power distribution/isolation needed for the second battery.

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    Re: Space for secondary battery in 2007 Escalade (why?)

    It's for the rappers.

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    Re: Space for secondary battery in 2007 Escalade (why?)

    GM Has been doing this since the early 90's. I had it in my 97 yukon. Lots of reasons to add a second battery, mostly big audio systems utilize this.

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    Re: Space for secondary battery in 2007 Escalade (why?)

    lol... It's always gotta be about the rappers or rap music. lol all these stereo types. You guys are giving Hip Hop a bad rap, how many of you listen to R&B music anyway? Just curious.....

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    Re: Space for secondary battery in 2007 Escalade (why?)

    Yeah, we filled up that secondary battery area with another battery real quick.

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    Re: Space for secondary battery in 2007 Escalade (why?)

    I'd say it's probably to accomodate diesel applications (they use 2 batteries).

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    Re: Space for secondary battery in 2007 Escalade (why?)

    muzik...thats right... and i love my rap... but i am all stock except for the corsa, and a set of 20s (which i thought we're huge in 02, and now look like... nothing better than stock!)

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    Re: Space for secondary battery in 2007 Escalade (why?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Synergetic
    Yeah, we filled up that secondary battery area with another battery real quick.
    There's room under the hood of a 2002 for another battery? Damn, I've never noticed it, where is it?
    ~Steve

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    Re: Space for secondary battery in 2007 Escalade (why?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Katshot
    I'd say it's probably to accomodate diesel applications (they use 2 batteries).
    That was my thought also.
    ~Steve

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    Re: Space for secondary battery in 2007 Escalade (why?)

    Quote Originally Posted by slk230mb
    There's room under the hood of a 2002 for another battery? Damn, I've never noticed it, where is it?
    A moderator...
    lol. No really - its located in the back left. Atleast thats where my space is.
    Anybodys different?

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    Re: Space for secondary battery in 2007 Escalade (why?)

    THere's no room for anything extra under the hood of my 03. At least not that I've found.....and I've looked. I mounted my air horns in front of the grill because it was just too tight under the hood.
    The above post is my 2 cents....nothing more.

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    Re: Space for secondary battery in 2007 Escalade (why?)

    No need to make any effort to give hip hop a bad name.
    Lots of people in hip hop are taking care of that all by themselves.

    The answer to why there is another space for a battery under the hood is that usually the trucks/cars are built on platforms that are shared by other carlines.
    Often those other carlines have optional features that yours may not have, but the "spaces" are still there.
    I am sure the new body style will someday be offered in a truck of some sort that may have applications where a second battery will be needed or wanted.
    I know the last body style... called the GMT800... had a dual battery setup for Diesel applications.

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    Re: Space for secondary battery in 2007 Escalade (why?)

    Exactly. My SRT 10 ram has a space for an extra battery too!

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    Re: Space for secondary battery in 2007 Escalade (why?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Synergetic
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    lol. No really - its located in the back left. Atleast thats where my space is.
    Anybodys different?
    I'll have to take a look later when I'm in the truck.
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    Re: Space for secondary battery in 2007 Escalade (why?)

    Quote Originally Posted by ewill3rd
    No need to make any effort to give hip hop a bad name.
    Lots of people in hip hop are taking care of that all by themselves.

    The answer to why there is another space for a battery under the hood is that usually the trucks/cars are built on platforms that are shared by other carlines.
    Often those other carlines have optional features that yours may not have, but the "spaces" are still there.
    I am sure the new body style will someday be offered in a truck of some sort that may have applications where a second battery will be needed or wanted.
    I know the last body style... called the GMT800... had a dual battery setup for Diesel applications.
    Your right.. However the positive things that came out of Hip Hop has never been explioted. It's like Lots of people only feed on the negativity. It's all good though, I could find someting positive in almost anything though. lol..

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