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Joined
Apr 13, 2016
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7
Location
Indiana
My XLR/V(s)
2008 black and black
I know batteries have been discussed for years ad nauseam. I have queried and read but thought I would ask for the latest up to date information.

My 2008 XLR-V is dead. It hasn't been driven and did not have a battery maintainer. Lots of circumstances why.

I just ordered a CTEC MXS 5.0 fully automatic 4.3 amp battery charger and maintainer.

1) Am I going to be happy with that decision based on your experience with that product?

2) If I need a new battery. Don't understand what metrics to used to make a good choice for a 2008 XLR-V? What brand? Amps? Etc.? Right now I am leaning to Odessy.

I know I need to index the windows. Is there also a procedure with valet switch in glove compartment that needs to followed under certain circumstances?

Any and all help will be much appreciated.

To have such a nice car I don't know much about it, so please break it down the lowest common denominator.

Thank you for you help in this matter.

Regards,

Tony
 

richardyoo

Seasoned Member
Joined
Jan 1, 2009
Messages
341
Location
Houston, TX
My XLR/V(s)
2006 Silver XLR-V
I was a huge Optima fan until Johnson Controls bought them and the quality went to crap - switched to Odyssey on all my cars and haven't had a single problem since.. I bought the largest battery that would fit in the existing tray.

I have a CTEK maintainer as well - I actually have 4 for different cars and in over a decade only one has failed...
 

mickeytee

Seasoned Member
Joined
Apr 5, 2017
Messages
806
Location
North Atlanta
Bring it to me and I will make sure the battery stays charged and its driven at least every other day. haha
I like the odyssey also
 

rexster314

Seasoned Member
Joined
Oct 2, 2015
Messages
1,455
Location
West Columbia, Texas
My XLR/V(s)
2006 Base Infrared
When we first got our XLR, the factory battery was new, but for the life of me, wouldn't stay charged. If we went more than a week, it was a sure thing I had to charge it before going anywhere. Three months later after a lot of research I put an Odyssey battery in. Never ran down, even after a month of sitting idle.
 

XLRATING

Seasoned Member
Joined
Jul 10, 2011
Messages
1,834
Location
Virginia
My XLR/V(s)
2006 Infrared XLR (Beauty); 2008 GT500 (Beast); 2007 Black XLR-V (Victor)
We also have a black XLR & like Richard Yoo have switched from Optima to Odyssey. Just did it so can’t report on long term use. Also came up with a solution for the connectors to the battery breaking after years of going through replacement batteries.
 
Joined
May 9, 2018
Messages
15
Location
Holland Michigan
My XLR/V(s)
Allante & XLR
I know batteries have been discussed for years ad nauseam. I have queried and read but thought I would ask for the latest up to date information.

My 2008 XLR-V is dead. It hasn't been driven and did not have a battery maintainer. Lots of circumstances why.

I just ordered a CTEC MXS 5.0 fully automatic 4.3 amp battery charger and maintainer.

1) Am I going to be happy with that decision based on your experience with that product?

2) If I need a new battery. Don't understand what metrics to used to make a good choice for a 2008 XLR-V? What brand? Amps? Etc.? Right now I am leaning to Odessy.

I know I need to index the windows. Is there also a procedure with valet switch in glove compartment that needs to followed under certain circumstances?

Any and all help will be much appreciated.

To have such a nice car I don't know much about it, so please break it down the lowest common denominator.

Thank you for you help in this matter.

Regards,

Tony
Order a Griot Garage Battery Maintainer. I did The best.
 

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