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Volkswagen Polo Owners Manual: How to start the engine using jump leads

Volkswagen Polo Owners Manual / Starting the engine with jump leads / How to start the engine using jump leads

Fig. 191 How to connect the jump leads when starting vehicles without start/stop system: discharged battery Ⓐ and battery providing assistance Ⓑ

Fig. 192 How to connect the jump leads when starting vehicles with start/stop system: discharged battery Ⓐ and battery providing assistance Ⓑ

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings
  1. Vehicle with discharged battery that is being jump-started.
  2. Vehicle with vehicle battery that is supplying power and jump-starting the other vehicle.
  3. Suitable earth connection. A solid metal part that is firmly bolted to the engine block, the engine block itself or, where fitted, the screwed-in towing eye at the front .

The discharged vehicle battery must be properly connected to the vehicle's electrical system.

The vehicles must not touch. Otherwise electricity could flow as soon as the positive terminals are connected.

Ensure that the battery clamps have good metal-to-metal contact with the battery terminals.

If the engine does not start immediately, switch off the starter after about 10 seconds and try again after about half a minute.

The steps should only be carried out in the specified order.

Attaching the jump leads

Starting the engine

Removing the jump leads

WARNING

Jump starting the vehicle incorrectly can cause the battery to explode, which can lead to serious injuries. Please note the following in order to reduce the risk of the battery exploding:
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