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BATTERY
Removal
If the vehicle is fitted with an alarm,
this should be deactivated before
disconnecting the battery.
Disconnect the battery leads, nega-
tive lead first.
Refitting
Ensure that the battery is correctly
positioned.
On certain models, the flange should
be midway between the two battery
terminals.
Reconnect the battery starting with
the positive lead first.
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P R A C T I C A L A D V I C E
Precautions
Ensure that the posts and termi-
nals are clean.
If they become sulphated (white
deposit), disconnect and clean
them.
Never disconnect the leads while
the engine is running.
Never recharge the battery with-
out first disconnecting the battery
leads.
Rechargingusingabattery
charger
The voltage must never exceed
15.5 volts and the charging current
must never exceed 20 % of the rat-
ing marked on the battery casing
(for example: 250 A, setting: 50 A
maximum).
Length of charge: 24 hours maximum.
Only battery chargers with a constant,
regulated voltage output should be
used.
Ifthevehicleisnotinusefora
prolongedperiod
If the vehicle is to be taken out of use
for periods of more than one month,
the battery should be disconnected.
If a metal object makes
a contact between the
two battery terminals or
between the battery +
and the bodywork, this
causes a short-circuit (risk of
fire and serious burns).
The battery releases minute
quantities
of
hydrogen,
gas which is explosive under
certainconditions.Neverusea
flame or create sparks close to
thebattery.
The battery contains dilute
sulphuric acid which is highly
corrosive:
Whenhandlingbatteries,al-
ways protect your face and
especiallyyoureyes.
In the event of any contact
withtheskin,rinseimmedi-
atelywithcopiousamounts
offreshwater.
RefertoaCITROËNdealerfor
batteryreplacements.
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