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

Fig. 244 How to connect the jump leads in starting vehicles without start/stop system: discharged battery ① and battery providing assistance ②

Fig. 245 How to connect the jump leads in starting vehicles with start/stop system: discharged battery ① and battery providing assistance ②

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

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.

Attaching the jump leads

The jump leads should only be connected in the order A – B – C – D, and

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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