Installation of battery

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• Wear appropriate protective clothing and safety glasses.
• Before removing an old battery, make sure the engine, lights and all accessories are turned off.
• Check if vehicle has a computerized electrical system. If so, an alternative power source to maintain electronic memory when battery is disconnected may be required (to avoid damage to the main computer or other segments of the vehicle’s electronically controlled equipment).
• Check if vehicle has air bags fitted. If so, see following...


• Always check to ensure that the ignition is off before removing either of the battery terminals.
• Don’t sit behind the steering wheel or in other seats with an air bag while any electrical service work is carried out on the vehicle.
• Removing or replacing battery terminals will not unintentionally trigger an air bag system, however removal of battery terminals with the ignition on can cause damage to electronic components, including the air bags - so don’t do it.
• If you need to work on the electrical system beyond replacing the battery, you must electrically disable the air bag system first.
• Never indiscriminately probe the electrical wiring / connectors in or near the steering column.
• Most air bag systems use bright yellow wiring and harness connectors - do not interfere with any harness of this colour.


• Note location of positive (+) terminal and mark polarity on positive cable.
• Remove the negative or earth (-) terminal first to avoid damaging the wiring or battery by accidentally grounding tools.
• Remove positive (+) terminal.
• Undo the hold-down clamp and remove old battery, noting position of terminal posts.


• Inspect tray and area for corrosion and replace or repair as necessary.
• To clean tray, scrub the area with water and baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), then rinse with water.
• Dry and paint corroded steel parts with acid proof paint.
• Clean and brush terminalls.
• Check cable and starter motor connections tighten if necessary.
• Replace terminal clamps and / or cables if badly corroded.
• Sit the new battery in the tray ensuring it’s level and that the terminal posts are correctly positioned.
• Secure battery with hold-downs, tightened to ensure battery can’t move in the tray.
• Apply a thin coating of high temperature grease to the posts and cable connections.
• Replace cables ensuring that the earth (-) terminal is connected last.
• Tighten connections but don’t over tighten.
• Never hammer cable connections onto battery posts as this can damage your battery.


Contact your nearest office of Imahiju Ltd for safe disposal and recycling of the old battery.

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