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Volkswagen Polo Service & Repair Manual: Battery, Testing using Midtronics Battery Tester -MCR340VKT

Requirements
  WARNING
Read and follow the Safety Precautions when working with batteries. Refer to → Chapter „Warnings and Safety Precautions“.
Batteries that have a light yellow visual indicator do not have to be tested or charged. Jump starting must not be used!
There is a risk of explosion during testing, charging or jump starting.
These batteries must be replaced.
–  Read the General Description. Refer to → Chapter „General Information“.
–  Visually check the battery. Refer to → Chapter „Visual Inspection“.
–  Open the hood or open the cover if the battery is installed somewhere else.
–  Determine if it is a “Standard” battery or an “AGM” battery.
–  Remove the covers on the battery positive and negative terminals.
–  Use a fender protector or some type of cover before using any equipment inside the engine compartment or inside the passenger compartment.
–  Close all the doors.
  Note
The battery temperature must be at least 10 °C (50 °F).
Refer to the Battery Tester Charger Kit -VASRX3000- Operating Instructions for more information.
Performing the Test
  WARNING
Batteries that have a light yellow visual indicator do not have to be tested or charged. Jump starting must not be used!
There is a risk of explosion during testing, charging or jump starting.
These batteries must be replaced.
–  Turn off the ignition and all electrical consumers.
–  Check the visual indicator. Refer to → Chapter „Battery with Visual Indicator, Checking“.
–  Switch on the unit.
–  Clamp the red clamp “+” of the tester to the positive terminal.
–  Clamp the black clamp “-” on the tester to the negative terminal.
  Note
Make sure the test clamps make good contact!
–  Select “inside the vehicle” or “outside of the vehicle”.
–  Select “Warranty Test”.
  Note
If the test results are needed to process a warranty claim, use the print function on the Midtronics Battery Tester -MCR340VKT-.
–  Determine if it is a “Standard” battery or an “AGM” battery.
–  Enter the battery DIN value taken from the battery label. If the label does not state a DIN value, then enter the SAE value.
–  Enter the DIN value into the tester and then perform the battery test. Refer to MCR340V Operating Instructions.
–  If using an SAE value, go into the menu under “other” and change “DIN” to “SAE”. Refer to MCR340VKT Operating Instructions.
  Note
Always use the DIN value on the battery label. Otherwise the test result will be incorrect.
   

Evaluating Test Results

Battery Test Result
   
Battery Test Result Measure
Battery good None
Good - charge Charge battery. Refer to → Chapter „Battery Tester Charger Kit -GRX3000VAS-“.
Use in charge Charge battery. Refer to → Chapter „Battery Tester Charger Kit -GRX3000VAS-“.
Replace the battery. Replace the battery. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.27
Battery cell defective Replace the battery. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.27
General Information
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