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Volkswagen Polo Owners Manual: Checking the electrolyte level of the vehicle battery

Volkswagen Polo Owners Manual / In the engine compartment / Vehicle battery / Checking the electrolyte level of the vehicle battery

Fig. 141 In the engine compartment: removing the vehicle battery cover

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

The electrolyte level of the vehicle battery should be checked regularly in high-mileage vehicles, in hot countries and in older vehicle batteries. The vehicle battery is otherwise maintenance-free.

Vehicles with a start/stop system are fitted with special vehicle batteries. For technical reasons, it might not be possible to check the electrolyte level in these vehicle batteries.

In vehicles with the vehicle battery in the spare wheel well, it is not possible to check the electrolyte level without first removing vehicle parts. Seek expert assistance.

Preparations for vehicles with the battery in the engine compartment

Pushing the cover aside

Depending on the engine fitted to the vehicle, the vehicle battery cover may have a different design:

Checking the electrolyte level

Colour display Action
Light yellow or without colour The electrolyte level of the vehicle is too low. The vehicle battery should be checked and replaced by a qualified workshop if necessary.
Black The electrolyte level of the vehicle battery is correct.

WARNING

Any work on the vehicle battery can cause serious chemical burns, explosions and electric shocks.
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