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BATTERY
NG I N S T R U C T I O N S
On vehicles with a petrol engine the bat-
tery is under the righthand seat. It can be
reached when seat is pushed fully for-
ward.
On vehicles with a Diesel engine the bat-
tery is on the righthand side of the engine
compartment.
The 2nd battery* is under the lefthand
seat. It can be reached by pushing the
seat fully forward.
Checking acid level
In normal operating conditions the bat-
tery requires hardly any maintenance. At
high ambient temperatures however it is
advisable to check the acid level at regu-
lar intervals. It should always be between
the min. and max. marks on the side of
the battery. If level is low contact V.A.G
workshop and have level corrected.
Winter driving
Winter weather is particularly hard on
the battery. Furthermore at low tempera-
tures it has only a part of the capacity
it has at normal temperatures. We re-
commend therefore that the battery
should be checked in a V.A.G workshop
before the onset of cold weather and
charged if necessary. This will not only
result in quicker, more reliable starting
but will help to prolong the life of the
battery.
Caution
Battery acid is corrosive and must
not get into the eyes or on to skin and
clothes. Any acid splashes must be
washed off thoroughly with water. See a
doctor if necessary.
The level should therefore only be topp-
ed up in a V.A.G workshop.
Never short the battery terminals as
this causes the battery to heat up very
quickly and it may burst. Furthermore,
the sparks can ignite the gas generated
during the charging process.
To prevent any possibility of short
circuiting, detach battery earth wire be-
fore doing any work on the electrical
system. When changing a bulb, it is
sufficient to switch the lamp concerned
off.
To remove the battery detach the
minus wire first and then the plus wire.
Then remove retainer. To install, reverse
the sequence.
Never run the engine with the battery
disconnected as this will damage the
electrical system (electronic compo-
nents).
Both terminals must be taken off
before the battery is given a quick
charge while in the vehicle.
Starting by connecting an additional
battery is described in the Do-it-yourself
section.
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