GS350_300_GS F_OM_OM30G34U_(U)7-2. Steps to take in an emergency
If the vehicle battery is discharged
If you have a set of jumper (or booster)
cables and a second vehicle with a 12-volt
battery, you can jump start your vehicle by following the steps below.
Confirm that the electron ic key is being carried.
When connecting the jumper (or booster) cables, depending on the situation, the
alarm may activate and doors locked. ( →P. 75)
Open the hood. ( →P. 373)
GS300/GS F: Remove the engine cover.
The following procedures may be used to start the engine if the vehicle’s bat-
tery is discharged.
You can also call your Lexus deal er or a qualified repair shop.
Raise the front of the engine cover to
remove the front clips, and then raise
the rear of the engine cover to
remove the rear clips.
5067-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Connect a positive jumper cable clamp to the positive (+) battery terminal
on your vehicle
Connect the clamp on the other end of the positive cable to the positive (+)
battery terminal on the second vehicle
Connect a negative cable clamp to the negative (-) battery terminal on the
Connect the clamp at the other end of the negative cable to a solid, station-
ary, unpainted metallic po int away from the battery and any moving parts,
as shown in the illustration.
Start the engine of the second vehicle. Increase the engine speed slightly and
maintain at that level for approximatel y 5 minutes to recharge the battery of
Open and close any of the doors of your vehicle with the engine switch off.
Maintain the engine speed of the second vehicle and start the engine of your
vehicle by turning the engine switch to IGNITION ON mode.
Once the engine has started, remove the jumper cables in the exact reverse
order from which they were connected.
Once the engine starts, have the vehicle inspected at your Lexus dealer as soon
5087-2. Steps to take in an emergency
■Avoiding battery fires or explosions
Observe the following precautions to prevent accidentally igniting the flammable gas
that may be emitted from the battery:
●Make sure each jumper cable is connected to the correct terminal and that it is not
unintentionally in contact with any other than the intended terminal.
●Do not allow the other end of the jumper cab le connected to the “+” terminal to come
into contact with any other parts or metal surfaces in the area, such as brackets or
●Do not allow the + and - clamps of the jump er cables to come into contact with each
●Do not smoke, use matches, cigarette lighters or allow open flame near the battery.
The battery contains poisonous and corrosive acidic electrolyte, while related parts
contain lead and lead compounds. Observ e the following precautions when handling
●When working with the battery, always wear safety glasses and take care not to allow
any battery fluids (acid) to come into cont act with skin, clothing or the vehicle body.
●Do not lean over the battery.
●In the event that battery fluid comes into contact with the skin or eyes, immediately
wash the affected area with water and seek medical attention.
Place a wet sponge or cloth over the affected area until medical attention can be
●Always wash your hands afte r handling the battery support, terminals, and other bat-
●Do not allow childre n near the battery.
■When handling jumper cables
When connecting the jumper cables, ensure that they do not become entangled in the
cooling fans or engine drive belt.