2016 Discovery Sport

CONNECTING JUMP LEADS

WARNING

Remove all metal jewelery before working on, or near, a battery or boost terminals. Never allow metal objects or vehicle components to come into contact with the battery or boost terminals. Metal objects can cause sparks or short circuits, resulting in an explosion.

WARNING

Do not allow the battery posts or terminals to come into contact with skin. Battery posts and terminals contain lead and lead compounds which are toxic. Always wash the hands thoroughly after handling the battery.

WARNING

Do not expose any battery to an open flame or spark, as the battery produces explosive, flammable gas.

WARNING

Never jump start (boost), charge, or try to start a vehicle with a frozen battery. Doing so can result in an explosion.

WARNING

Rotating parts of the engine can cause serious injury. Take extreme care when working near rotating parts of the engine.

WARNING

Before attempting to start the vehicle, make sure that the Electric Parking Brake (EPB) is applied, or suitably chock the wheels. Make sure that Park (P) or neutral is selected.

WARNING

Suitable eye protection must be worn when working in the area of a battery.

WARNING

During normal use, batteries emit explosive gas sufficient to cause severe explosions and capable of causing serious injury. Keep sparks and open flames away from the battery.

CAUTION

Make sure there is no physical contact between the donor and disabled vehicles, other than the jump leads.

CAUTION

Make sure that any battery or starting aid is a 12 volt device.

CAUTION

Disconnect the jump leads before operating any electrical equipment.

CAUTION

Make sure the jump leads being used are of high quality, in good condition and are rated to the engine capacity of both vehicles. Incorrectly rated jump leads may not supply sufficient power to the disabled vehicle's battery and may overheat when attempting to start the vehicle.

NOTES

Before connecting the jump leads to the disabled vehicle's boost point terminals, make sure the donor vehicle's boost point connections are correct. Also make sure that all electrical equipment has been switched off.

To connect the jump leads:

  1. Connect the positive (red) jump lead to the recommended positive (+) boost terminal on the donor vehicle.

    NOTES

    Refer to the donor vehicle's Owner's Handbook for the recommended positive boost terminal.

  2. Connect the other end of the positive (red) jump lead to the positive (+) battery terminal on the disabled vehicle.

  3. Connect the negative (black) jump lead to the recommended negative (-) boost terminal on the donor vehicle.

    NOTES

    Refer to the donor vehicle's Owner's Handbook for the recommended negative boost terminal.

  4. Connect the other end of the negative (black) jump lead to the ground point on the disabled vehicle, as illustrated.

    NOTES

    Check that all cables are clear of any moving components and that all four connections are secure.

  5. Start the engine of the donor vehicle and allow it to idle for 10 minutes.

  6. Start the engine of the disabled vehicle.

    NOTES

    If the vehicle fails to start, repeat step 5 for 20 minutes. If the vehicle still fails to start, seek qualified assistance.

    NOTES

    Do not switch on any electrical circuits on the disabled vehicle until after the jump leads are removed.

  7. Allow both vehicles to idle for 20 minutes.

  8. Switch off the donor vehicle.

  9. Disconnect the negative (black) jump lead from the previously disabled vehicle.

  10. Disconnect the negative (black) jump lead from the donor vehicle.

  11. Disconnect the positive (red) jump lead from the previously disabled vehicle.

  12. Disconnect the positive (red) jump lead from the donor vehicle.