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Old 04-23-2018, 03:38 PM
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After a long term (4 weeks) storage test leaving the range plugged in and continually monitoring the battery for battery drain I found none at all.
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After a long term (4 weeks) storage test leaving the range plugged in and continually monitoring the battery for battery drain I found none at all.

Yep, I think Range finally nailed it with the 8.6 version. No CEL's with mine so far.
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Several dozen starts/stops for me and no issues either. Seems to be working really well
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Does anyone know if using the Range voids the GM warranty?
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Does anyone know if using the Range voids the GM warranty?
I think the idea is it leaves no fingerprint so they can't tell if you have one.
I certainly wouldn't leave mine plugged in while taking the car in for service.
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Old 04-23-2018, 09:27 PM
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After a long term (4 weeks) storage test leaving the range plugged in and continually monitoring the battery for battery drain I found none at all.
2017 Grandsport left without battery tender hooked up and range plugged in,,no starting issues or cel...The wait was worth it,,for version 8.6..
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Kudos to Range Technology. It took a while but they finally got it right. Well done!
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Does anyone know if using the Range voids the GM warranty?
A Chevy tech told me if you use OnStar they will know if you have something plugged into the OBD port.
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What is "using OnStar"? I've never pushed the button but I get monthly updates via email.
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Originally Posted by rmorin1249 View Post
What is "using OnStar"? I've never pushed the button but I get monthly updates via email.
Subscription. He said if I subscribe to OnStar they would know if anything is plugged into the OBD port. I don’t know if that is true or not. Just relaying what he said.

I would like to get a Range but if there is any chance it could void my warranty I will not get one.

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Subscription. He said if I subscribe to OnStar they would know if anything is plugged into the OBD port. I donít know if that is true or not. Just relaying what he said.

I would like to get a Range but if there is any chance it could void my warranty I will not get one.
Not any different if you were using the paddles. V8/4 is just about GM meeting federal regs.
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