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Removing and installing the battery

WARNING
Observe the battery handling instructions as well as the warning instructions and safety
precautions for lead acid batteries → Chapter.
Remove - the fuse box is attached to the holder on the battery
– Disconnect the battery earth
strap -4- → Chapter.
Open positive terminal cover of
– battery -1- and remove wiring
to fuse box -2- from the
positive terminal of the battery.
Open wiring cover -6- and
– move the main fuse box -3- in
the direction of arrow up to the
stop.
– Take main fuse box -3- out of
the box holder -5- to the top.
Unclip wiring to box from the

holder -5- and lay fuse box to
the front.
– Disconnect positive terminal of
the battery.
Insert a large cross-head
screwdriver -1- consecutively
into the recesses in the holder of
– the main fuse box -arrows-,
slacken latch clips by slightly
turning the screwdriver and pull
out to the top and remove the
holder -2-.

Note
Partition of the latch clips can
differ (according to the type of
main fuse box holder).
Remove - the fuse box is directly
attached on the battery
– Disconnect the battery earth
strap -4- → Chapter.
Fold open the cover -3- and

slacken the nut of the positive
terminal -2-.
Slacken the catches -arrow A-
successively using a

screwdriver and fold the fuse
box with the positive terminal -
1- to the side -arrow B-.
All vehicles

– Release screw -1-.


– Remove mounting bracket -2-.
– Take battery -3- out of battery
tray -4-.
Install
The battery is installed in the
reverse order. Pay attention to the
following:
Insert battery in such a way that
– the rear battery foot strip
catches below the pegs of the
battery tray -arrows-.

The battery is properly installed


when the middle recess of the
– front battery foot strip is
aligned at the bottom with the
bore in the battery tray -arrows-
.
For batteries with hose for the
central degassing, make sure

that the hose is not
disconnected. Only then can the
battery degasify.
For batteries without hose for
– the central degassing, make
sure that the opening on the
battery lid is not clogged.
– Check that the battery is sitting
firmly after installation.

Caution
There are certain dangers if the
battery is incorrectly mounted or
mounted loosely:
A shortened working life due
t to damage from shaking (risk
of explosion).
Damage of the grid plates for
t
the battery.
Damage to the battery housing
from the mounting bracket
t
(possibility of acid leaking out
leading to high subsequent
costs).
t Inadeqaute crash safety.
– Lay the positive cable between
the battery tray and the battery.
Tightening torques
Battery-earth strap to battery terminal 6 Nm
Positive cable to battery terminal 6 Nm
Additional cable to battery positive terminal 6 Nm
Nuts for attaching the fuses and the connection cables in the fuse box. 6 Nm
Mounting bracket for battery 20 Nm