Battery installation should only be undertaken by a professional installer and appropriate safety clothing must be worn at all times, including safety glasses.
1. Connect memory minder (to avoid the loss of radio pin codes and key vehicle data). Keys must be removed from the vehicle.
2. Locate the positive terminal and mark polarity on the cable.
3. Remove the negative cable first.
4. Remove the positive terminal. Remove battery hold down.
5. Inspect the tray for corrosion. If necessary, dust off corrosive residue.
6. Place the new battery in the tray and ensure the battery is level and the terminal posts are in the same position as the old battery.
7. Replace the hold down clamp and ensure battery is secure.
8. Replace the positive terminal lead and tighten.
9. Replace the negative terminal lead and tighten. (The negative terminal should always be replaced last)
10. Never tighten or hammer terminal onto the battery as this can damage the posts and battery cover and will void the warranty.
Before charging begins, provide plenty of ventilation and ensure safety glasses or face shield are worn. Sparks from loose connections or metal tools making contact between the terminals or the undergrounded terminal and nearby grounded metal parts can also be hazardous. Do not remove the vent caps (maintainable product only) and do not charge the battery unless you are thoroughly familiar with the step-by-step procedure of recharging a battery. Ensure you have read the manufacturer’s instructions for the specific charger you are using prior to commencing the charging procedure.
Never touch the charger leads when the charger is ON. This could break a connection at the battery terminal and create a spark which could ignite the explosive gases in the battery. Never break a 'live' circuit at the battery terminal for the same reason. Always turn the charger OFF before removing a charger lead from the battery.
YOUR GUIDE TO BATTERY RECHARGING
The following charging rates and times assume a fully discharged condition.
Many chargers available will automatically adjust to discharged condition and commence with a boost charge gradually changing to suit the battery condition and then switching off at the fully charged rate.