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Old 08-29-2014, 02:54 AM
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The 2010 is the same platform as our 2007, so I would expect it to have the same electrical system even though it is three years newer.

OEM shows that your model uses the same battery cable as ours, so I don't think you will have the Intelligent Battery Sensor (IBS) which is the device on the positive battery cable that analyzes the battery. That suggests that no programming will be required.

I could be wrong, it would be worth inspecting it visually.

Also, check to see if you have an AGM battery or not. It shouldn't be, but again, worth checking.

Vehicle miles won't matter for battery life, but four years is a little soon for it to be failing. We got around six years. Could be time. To be safe, it is easy enough to replace it. Does it crank right away? I wouldn't put much stock in what the eye shows.

If there is any hesitation when you crank it, I would plan to replace it myself, and not expect to require programming. That is simply my best guess. You will likely have to reset the steering angle sensor as I note in my first post.

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