Volvo Workshop Manuals
XC90 FWD L6-3.2L VIN 96 B6324S2 (2010)
Starting and Charging > Battery > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > Electrical - Lead Acid Battery Handling Precautions > Page 3671
^ Always provide for proper ventilation in the battery containment area
^ Keep metal tools and jewelry away from an exposed battery to avoid short circuiting the terminals.
^ Inspect for defective cables, loose connections, corroded cable connectors or battery terminals, cracked cases or covers, loose hold-down clamps and
deformed or loose terminal post before a disconnection occurs.
^ Always ensure that the vehicle ignition is OFF and the car is in Sleep mode on later model Volvo products or the current drain is as small as possible
before making any disconnection. Disconnecting circuits where there is current flow will cause a spark.
^ If a case is cracked or there is excessive corrosion around the terminal, make the disconnection as far away from the battery as possible. If necessary,
first disconnect the ground from the chassis and engine termination and not the battery end. This will keep the spark as far as possible from a gassing
^ When connecting a battery charger or an external power supply, always make the positive connection at the battery B+ terminal first and then the
negative connection at the chassis or engine ground as far away from the battery as possible.
^ If acid gets into your eyes, flush immediately with water for 15 minutes, and then promptly seek medical attention.
^ If acid gets on your skin, rinse the affected area immediately with large amounts of water. Seek medical attention if the chemical burns appear to be a
second degree or greater.
Please also see VIDA/Information/Product specifications/Design and Function/Battery for more detailed information on battery design.
1. Battery posts terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and
2. In case of leak spill ignition or explosion refer to the material data safety sheet (MSDS) and follow appropriate workplace safety procedures.
3. If you need to dispose of lead acid or any other type of batteries please ensure that they are disposed of in an environmentally safe manner or in
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