2009 Hyundai Genesis V6: Another pleasant surprise
September 28, 2009
My personal vehicle's battery discharged over the weekend; I needed a jump.
Lucky for me, I had our long-term 2009 Hyundai Genesis.
Now where's that battery at?
Is this thing going to be difficult?
Not at all.
There's the battery, on the P-side near the firewall.
It's enclosed in a good-fitting plastic box with easy to access exposed clips. (The battery is actually somewhere in the vicinity of this box, either under or behind the shock tower.)
Pop off the top of the box and you see the post covers.
Unlike some new cars where they hide the negative post (like our dearly departed CTS), with our Genesis both the positive and negative terminals are in plain sight.
(Why do some cars hide the negative post?: so that the vehicle can only be recipient of a boost, not a donor?? I don't understand.)
But instead of the usual round posts with bolted-thru lead clips, there are two wafer-thin battery terminals. Although they look delicate, they're quite robust.
The booster cable alligator clips fasten securely to these wafer leads, achieving better purchase than anything I've experienced.
And the packaging of the battery compartment is exceptionally neat & tidy, and easy-to-use.
Nice, Hyundai. With this you've given me yet another pleasant surprise.
Albert Austria, Sr Vehicle Eval Engineer @ 17,410 mi