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      02-14-2014, 11:06 AM   #23
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I asked about an agm retrofit, and the labor was low (like an hour), $127 as I recall. It was the battery that cost a ton.

Thing that stinks is that now there are lots of H8/Grp49 agm batteries on the market, all around 110Ah, but agm batteries can only be coded to 90Ah which is a fundamental issue and drives you to a smaller battery. Iirc you can code in a 110Ah flooded battery.

But I thought 1 hr was pretty good, though I don't know how long it takes to load, recode and write back to the car. Was under the impression it was a fairly slow process...
If it goes smoothly it is well under an hour. Should be less than half an hour. But things don't always go smoothly.
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