BATTERY: troubleshooting

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To avoid all risk of sparks:

- Ensure that any power consumers (courtesy lights, etc.) are switched off before disconnecting or reconnecting a battery;

- when charging, stop the charger before connecting or disconnecting the battery;

- do not place metal objects on the battery as this could create a short circuit between the terminals;

- always wait at least one minute after the engine has been switched off before disconnecting a battery;

- make sure that you reconnect the battery terminals after refitting.

Connecting a battery charger

The battery charger must be compatible with a battery with nominal voltage of 12 volts.

Do not disconnect the battery when the engine is running. Follow the instructions given by the manufacturer of the battery charger you are using.

If many accessories are fitted to the vehicle, have them connected to the + After ignition feed.

Special procedures may be required to charge some batteries. Contact your approved dealer.

Avoid all risk of sparks which may cause an immediate explosion, and charge the battery in a well ventilated area.

Risk of serious injury.

Before carrying out any action in the engine compartment, you must switch off the ignition. STOPPING, STARTING THE ENGINE.

Risk of injury.

Handle the battery with care as it contains sulphuric acid, which must not come into contact with eyes or skin. If it does, wash the affected area with plenty of cold water. If necessary, consult a doctor.

Ensure that naked flames, red hot objects and sparks do not come into contact with the battery as there is a risk of explosion.

Please note when working close to the engine that it may be hot. In addition, the engine cooling fan may start at any moment. The warning light in the engine compartment reminds you of this.

Risk of injury.

Starting the vehicle using the battery from another vehicle

If you have to use the battery from another vehicle to start, obtain suitable jump leads (with a large cross section) from an approved dealer or, if you already have jump leads, ensure that they are in perfect condition.

The two batteries must have an identical nominal voltage: 12 volts. The battery supplying the current should have a capacity (amp-hours, Ah) which is at least the same as that of the discharged battery.

Ensure that there is no risk of contact between the two vehicles (risk of short circuiting when the positive terminals are connected). Switch off your vehicle ignition.

Attach the positive cable (+A to terminal 3, then to terminal (+2 of the battery supplying the current.

Attach the negative cable (-B to terminal (-1 of the battery supplying the current, then to earth (-4.

Start the engine of the vehicle supplying the current and run it at an intermediate engine speed.

If your vehicle’s engine does not start immediately, switch off the ignition and wait a few seconds before repeating the operation.

With the engine running, disconnect the A and B cables in reverse order (4 - 1 - 2 - 3).

Check that there is no contact between leads A and B and that the positive lead A is not touching any metal parts on the vehicle supplying the current.

Risk of injury and/or damage to the vehicle.