5 Series E34 525tds (M51) TOUR
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Instructions on starting aid
Do not start the engine with help of starting sprays.
Conform with the following when starting engine with starting cable.
Ensure that jump lead wires are to appropriate cross-section size.
Only use fuse-protected jump leads.
Check whether the current supplying battery has 12 V voltage.
If engine is started from battery of another vehicle, ensure that there is no contact between the bodies of both
Never touch ignition system components and current - dangerous high tension!
If the battery in the vehicle supplying power is weak, start the engine of this vehicle and let it run at idling speed.
Always conform with the procedures to avoid injury to persons or damage to parts.
On automatic transmission, select "P" setting, apply handbrake.
Move the shift lever of vehicles with manual transmission into neutral and apply the parking brake.
Ensure that the jump leads cannot get caught in rotating parts, e.g. fan.
First connect positive terminals of both batteries with one jump lead (red).
Use positive connection point in engine compartment for vehicles with one battery in trunk.
Then attach second jump lead (black) to negative terminal of donor battery and to engine ground or body ground
on vehicle to be started.
Never connect second jump lead (black) to negative terminal of battery in vehicle to be started. This would
produce explosive gas which could be ignited by sparks.
Danger of explosion!
After engine of vehicle to be started has started up, first disconnect the jump lead on the negative terminal/ground
connection. Then remove jump lead from positive terminals.
RA Instructions on starting aid
BMW AG - TIS
Issue status (12/2007) Valid only until next DVD is issued
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