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Accesstothebattery
The battery is located in the engine
compartment.
For access to it:
- open the bonnet using the interior
release lever, then the exterior
safety catch,
- fix the bonnet stay in place,
- remove the plastic cover for access
to the two terminals,
- if necessary, unclip the fusebox to
remove the battery.
Emergencystartingwithaslave
battery
A vehicle with a discharged battery
can be started with either a slave
battery or the battery of another
vehicle.
A
Discharged battery
B
Slave battery
It is essential to proceed strictly fol-
lowing the sequence indicated.
Check that the emergency battery is
correctly charged up (12 volts).
If you are using the battery on an-
other vehicle, stop the engine of the
assisting vehicle. The two vehicles
must not come into direct contact
with each other.
P R A C T I C A L A D V I C E
Connect the cables in theorder indi-
cated in the diagram. Make sure that
the clamps are properly secured (risk
of sparks).
Start the engine of the assisting ve-
hicle. Let the engine run for about
a minute at a slightly accelerated
speed.
Start the engine of the assisted vehicle.
Note: For any repair necessitating
a disconnection of the battery, it is
essential to wait three minutes af-
ter switching off the ignition and to
avoid any action that could prevent
the vehicle's electrical circuit from
changing to standby mode (such as
opening and closing doors, using
the remote control etc.).
Advice
Replace it with a battery of the same
type (voltage, amp rating).
Do not touch the cable clamps during
the procedure.
Do not lean over the batteries.
Disconnect the cables in the reverse
order to connection, ensuring that
they do not touch each other.
Never apply a flame or
createsparksclosetothe
battery(explosivegas).
The battery contains diluted
sulphuric acid which is highly
corrosive.
If ever you are handling the
battery, protect your eyes and
face.
Intheeventofanycontactwith
the skin, rinse immediately
withcopiousamountsoffresh
water.
If the vehicle is not used for
more than one month, it is
recommended that the battery
bedisconnected.
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