BATTERY: breakdown recovery (2/2)
Depending on the vehicle, unclip the
Connect the positive cable A to the
support on the (+) terminal 1, then to the
(+) terminal 4 of the battery supplying
Connect the negative cable B to the (–)
terminal 3 of the battery supplying the
current and then to the (–) terminal 2 of
the discharged battery.
Start the engine, and as soon as it starts
running, disconnect cables A and B in
reverse order ( 2 - 3 - 4 - 1 ).
Starting the vehicle using the
battery from another vehicle
If you have to use the battery from an-
other vehicle to start, obtain suitable
jump leads (with a large cross section)
from an approved dealer or, if you al-
ready have jump leads, ensure that
they are in perfect condition.
The two batteries must have an iden-
tical nominal voltage of 12 volts. The
battery supplying the current should
have a capacity (amp-hours, Ah) which
is at least the same as that of the dis-
Ensure that there is no risk of contact
between the two vehicles (risk of short
circuiting when the positive terminals
are connected) and that the discharged
battery is properly connected. Switch
off your vehicle ignition.
Start the engine of the vehicle supply-
ing the current and run it at an interme-
diate engine speed.
Check that there is no con-
tact between leads A and B
and that the positive lead A
is not touching any metal
parts on the vehicle supplying the
Risk of injury and/or damage to the