20-03-2011, 03:55 PM
(This post was last modified: 20-03-2011, 04:07 PM by Opensauce.)
+ terminal under cover, round bit on inner wing for negative lead.
Terminal is quick release so perhaps detach it before jumpstarting another car. Although if it was your own battery that was flat you would need to leave connected. Some say it is dodgy jump starting modern vehicles but as modern vehicles can't be tow started if the battery is dead there appears to be little alternative.
It has always been the case(I think)that if you accidently connect leads round wrong way you will burn out the alternator of car you are trying to start.
ok guys so your saying I have to connect my red to red as shown above? my earth / black to any bit on car body, [ I dont have a red little pad bit like the above, just a bit of flat metal with + stamped on it]. BUT i must disconnect one of the battery leads or I risk burning sommat out.....
and Andre , you dont have to doubt me, I am just thick ,... mechanically , hate the dirty smeely stuff under the bonnet. Gets all ove ryour hands.....and no I `m not queer........Just had a company car from 19 for 30+ years so never had to touch em.
Now I`m paying I have to get into em a bit more...
I know this is an old thread,but I was reading through some threads and thought I'd stick my two'penneth in:whistle:
Although mine is a LHD car,I suspect the layout under the bonnet is the same for RHD.
The positive (+) terminal is under the small black plastic flap here..
...and the negative(-) terminal should be connected to this metal stud located on the inner wing..
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