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Vehicle electrics > Electrical System > Starter-current supply-CC > Battery > Removing and installing the battery

Removing and installing the battery
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.
  S27-0116
–  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.
  S27-0118
–  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
  S27-0122
–  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:
  S27-0112
–  Insert battery in such a way that the rear battery foot strip catches below the pegs of the battery tray -arrows-.
  S27-0114
–  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:
t  A shortened working life due to damage from shaking (risk of explosion).
t  Damage of the grid plates for the battery.
t  Damage to the battery housing from the mounting bracket (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
  S27-0115
Battery-earth strap to battery terminal6 Nm
Positive cable to battery terminal6 Nm
Additional cable to battery positive terminal6 Nm
Nuts for attaching the fuses and the connection cables in the fuse box.6 Nm
Mounting bracket for battery20 Nm

   

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