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A - Flat battery
B - Boosting battery
The battery is under the righthand seat
in the c a b .
O n vehicles with a Diesel engine it is in
the engine compartment.
If the engine will not start b e c a u s e the
is flat, jumper cables c a n be
c o n n e c t e d to the battery
vehicle to start the engine. The following
points should be noted:
Both batteries must be 12 Volt types.
The c a p a c i t y (Ah) of the boosting battery
must not be a lot lower than that of the
flat one.
The j u m p e r c a b l e s must be heavy
e n o u g h to carry the load. Note cable
manufacturer's data.
A flat battery c a n freeze at - 1 0 ° C
and if a battery is frozen it must be
thawed out before c o n n e c t i n g a jumper
c a b l e as otherwise it c o u l d e x p l o d e .
There must be no c o n t a c t between
the vehicles as otherwise current c a n
flow as s o o n as the plus terminals are
c o n n e c t e d .
The flat battery must be properly c o n -
n e c t e d to the electrical s y s t e m .
The engine of the boosting vehicle
must be running.
C o n n e c t jumper c a b l e s only as fol-
1. O n e e n d of (+) c a b l e (usually red) to
the (+) terminal of flat battery.
2. Other end of red c a b l e to (+) terminal
of boosting battery.
3. O n e end of (-) c a b l e (usually black)
to (—) terminal of boosting battery.
4. Other end of black cable (x) to the
bolt s e c u r i n g earth wire to body.
Do not c o n n e c t the cable to the battery
minus terminal. The sparks c o u l d ignite
the explosive gas flowing out of
Take great care to ensure that the
jumper cable clips do not touch one
another and that the plus cable does
not touch current conducting vehicle
parts - short circuit danger.
Do not stand with your face over
the battery - danger of acid burns.
Route the jumper c a b l e s s o that they
cannot c o m e into c o n t a c t with rotating
parts in the engine compartment.
Start the engine as d e s c r i b e d in the
"Starting and S t o p p i n g Engine" section.
W h e n engine is running, d i s c o n n e c t
c a b l e s in reverse s e q u e n c e .
Note for vehicles with catalyst
The engine must not be started by towing
the vehicle as otherwise unburnt petrol
c a n get into the catalyst and be burned
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