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Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque wrench - VAG 1331-

Maintenance

NOTICE A securely seated battery clamp ensures trouble free function and long service life of the battery.

When securing terminal clamp, ensure that it is completely seated on battery terminal.

Work sequence

  • Switch off ignition and remove key.
  • Open the battery positive pole cover -1-.

  • Check whether battery terminal clamps are secure on battery terminals by moving battery positive cable and battery negative cable back and forth.
CAUTION

If the battery terminal clamp on the positive terminal is not fitted securely, disconnect the battery earth strap from the battery negative terminal first to avoid possible accidents.

Maintenance

If the battery clamp is NOT seated securely on positive terminal:

  1. - Loosen the -NEGATIVE- battery clamp and remove.
  2. - Tighten the -POSITIVE- battery clamp to 6 Nm.
  3. - Reconnect battery clamp -MINUS- and tighten to 6 Nm.

If the battery clamp is NOT seated securely on negative terminal:

  • Tighten the -NEGATIVE- battery clamp to 6 Nm.

Check the battery attachment:

  • Check that the battery is securely fitted.
  • If necessary, tighten the screw -2- of the bracket -1- to 15 Nm.

If the battery is not held fast the following may occur:

  • Shortened service life due to damage by jerking.
  • Damage to the battery grille plates.
  • Damage to the battery casing by the retainer plate (possible electrolyte leak, high resulting costs).
  • Insufficient security in case of collision.

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