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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing battery, vehicles without high-voltage system

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Special tools and workshop equipment required
   
Torque wrench -V.A.G 1331-
 

Removing and installing battery, vehicles without high-voltage system

Torque wrench -V.A.G 1783-
  WARNING
Always make sure to comply with the warning notices and safety regulations when working on the battery → Electrical system, General information; Rep. gr.27.
Removing
–  Switch off ignition.
–  Remove ignition key, if inserted.
–  Open cover in heat insulation sleeve.
 

Removing and installing battery, vehicles without high-voltage system

–  Open cover -4- for negative battery terminal.
–  Loosen nut -6- several turns and disconnect battery terminal clamp -5- of earth cable from negative battery terminal.
–  Open cover -3- for positive battery terminal.
–  Loosen nut -2- several turns and disconnect battery terminal clamp -1- of positive cable from positive battery terminal.
 

Removing and installing battery, vehicles without high-voltage system

–  Pull heat insulation sleeve -4- upwards slightly.
–  Unscrew bolt -2- from securing bracket -1-.
–  Remove securing bracket -1-.
–  Pull battery -A--3- in direction of travel out of battery tray and lift it out of engine compartment.
Installing
Install in the reverse order of removal, observing the following:
  Caution
A loosely fitted battery creates the following dangers:
Shortened service life due to damage from vibration (danger of explosion)
The cells in the battery will be damaged if the battery is not secured correctly.
Damage to battery housing by securing bracket (possibility of acid leaking, with high consequential costs)
Poor crash safety
  Note
Install only maintenance-free batteries in accordance with specifications “TL82506” (as of December 1997) and “VW75073” (as of August 2001).
Batteries from the replacement parts range feature a base strip adapter for matching to different retainer flanges.
The → battery operating instructions give details of when and how to use the base strip adapter.
Vehicles with Start/Stop system
  Note
Because in vehicles equipped with a Start/Stop system pose greater demands on a battery’s deep-cycle resistance, only special batteries are used.
When renewing the battery, note the correct replacement part designation.
Batteries intended for use in vehicles with a Start/Stop system are marked “AGM” (Absorbent Glass Mat) or “EFB” (Enhanced Flooded Battery).
Continued for all vehicles
 

Removing and installing battery, vehicles without high-voltage system

–  Insert battery -A- into battery tray -1- so that battery base strip lies against stop at back and sides -arrows-.
It should no longer be possible to move battery -A- towards rear or sides.
 

Removing and installing battery, vehicles without high-voltage system

–  Fit securing bracket -1-.
Make sure that lug -arrow- on securing bracket -1- engages into recess in battery base strip.
–  Tighten bolt -2- for securing bracket -1-.
–  Ensure that battery -A- is seated securely.
With ignition and electrical equipment switched off, connect battery -A- in the following sequence:
–  Fit battery terminal clamp -3- of positive cable to positive battery terminal “+”.
–  Tighten nut -4-.
–  Reconnect battery -A- → Chapter.
  Note
If the battery is renewed, the battery monitor control unit -J367- must be adapted → Chapter.
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Assembly overview – battery, vehicles without high-voltage system“
 

Removing and installing battery, vehicles without high-voltage system

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Removing and installing battery, vehicles with high-voltage system
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