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Old 04-12-2012, 03:21 PM   #35
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:21 PM   #36
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Where did they hide the battery in a 2012 Camaro ss.

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Old 04-12-2012, 07:06 PM   #37
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I have a 1LT (non-RS) and I had my dealer get me a spare. For the 18" wheel the donut spare tire size is: T155/70-R18.

You literally just lift the compressor and it's Styrofoam container out, and the spare goes right over the battery. You can even smoothly close it all back up again with no bump in your trunk. Just me personally, I would much rather have a spare.
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:58 PM   #38
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I have a 2011 LS, and all four tires are the same size. Mine didn't even come with a donut. It just had the compressor and fix a flat junk with it. I bought a full size spare off another LS owner on this forum who changed out his wheels for a nicer set. I keep it in the trunk with a jack and tools to change if I'd get a flat. Whenever I get my oil changed and tires rotated, I just have them do a five tire rotation with the spare so that all five wheels get equal wear on them.

It won't fit in the wheel well, since it is only large enough for a donut, so it takes up most of the trunk space. Small price to pay for peace of mind about getting a flat though.

If I ever buy an SS, I'm thinking I'd just buy two spares for front and rear, remove the back seat, and keep them there I suppose. I don't like the thought of driving somewhere on a trip without a spare.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:09 PM   #39
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:39 PM   #40
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trunk under the spare
SS has no factory spare.

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I got the battery delete option. It absorbs gamma rays from the atmosphere for power.
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well if you ever had to change a tire with that crap in it you'd know why we hate it so much makes a mess all over everything and often gets all over you.
Not to mention what it does to the wheels:
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:30 PM   #41
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Was searching and found the battery.. FINALLY..lol..

Hello, I'm new to the forum as well... (New owner of a Gen 5 as well ). Without the forum I would have NEVER found the battery.. Looked in the trunk, under the hood, around the interior, etc.. NO battery, as well as no dip stick for the transmission.. Read the manual, found out there is NO DIPSTICK to check the transmission fluid and nowhere did it state the battery was UNDER the spare tire.... Thanks for posting the spot.. I wonder how many people have read this forum thru a google search and just "chuckled" and went to check it for the selfs...lol....
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:16 AM   #42
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Hello, I'm new to the forum as well... (New owner of a Gen 5 as well ). Without the forum I would have NEVER found the battery.. Looked in the trunk, under the hood, around the interior, etc.. NO battery, as well as no dip stick for the transmission.. Read the manual, found out there is NO DIPSTICK to check the transmission fluid and nowhere did it state the battery was UNDER the spare tire.... Thanks for posting the spot.. I wonder how many people have read this forum thru a google search and just "chuckled" and went to check it for the selfs...lol....
HA HA! you should have seen me crawling around underneath my car looking for the oil filter until I decided to read the manual, I have never seen an engine with the filter on top!

even though I felt pretty stupid at the time, I was still pleasantly surprised that it was where it was, it made my oil change really easy and quick....with less mess. A nice change compared to my 04 Monte Carlo where I actually had to remove the passenger side wheel to get to the oil filter, talk about a pain in the arse!
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Old 07-28-2013, 03:04 PM   #43
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Hello, I'm new to the forum as well... (New owner of a Gen 5 as well ). Without the forum I would have NEVER found the battery.. Looked in the trunk, under the hood, around the interior, etc.. NO battery, as well as no dip stick for the transmission.. Read the manual, found out there is NO DIPSTICK to check the transmission fluid and nowhere did it state the battery was UNDER the spare tire.... Thanks for posting the spot.. I wonder how many people have read this forum thru a google search and just "chuckled" and went to check it for the selfs...lol....
really, how do we check the tranny fluid then?
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Old 07-28-2013, 03:14 PM   #44
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You don't. At least not easily. You could crawl under and pull the fill plug and see how full it is.
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:18 PM   #46
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Where did they hide the battery in a 2012 Camaro ss.

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it's inside the front driver's side tire
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:28 PM   #47
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I have a 1LT (non-RS) and I had my dealer get me a spare. For the 18" wheel the donut spare tire size is: T155/70-R18.

You literally just lift the compressor and it's Styrofoam container out, and the spare goes right over the battery. You can even smoothly close it all back up again with no bump in your trunk. Just me personally, I would much rather have a spare.
I hope you also got a jack.... Spare is no good if you can't jack the car up to change it.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:18 AM   #48
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:17 AM   #49
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really, how do we check the tranny fluid then?
There aint no way to easily check the tranny! how do aI know? well thats a long story (A little digging around in here should help you find an old thread that I started on that)
But seriously- if you want to check the trans fluid you gotta have the car jacked up and level and running in neutral(warmed up also)
Pull the drain plug, add fluid until the fluid starts to come out of the transmission, then just put the plug back in, Whala! thats all there is to it.
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:56 AM   #50
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If I ever buy an SS, I'm thinking I'd just buy two spares for front and rear, remove the back seat, and keep them there I suppose. I don't like the thought of driving somewhere on a trip without a spare.
You dont need 2 spares, the front/rear tires are the same diameter.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:23 AM   #51
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To me it came as a surprise that the battery sits in the trunk, I was reading up on the forums and one of the community member had posted his experience with the sealant that is given and that is when I found out the battery is actually in the trunk. :P
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