Jump Start Volvo Starting with a Donor Battery XC90, XC60, XC40 and more…

Starting with a donor battery. If the battery in the car has become discharged, you can “borrow” electric current from either a separate battery or from another car. Always make sure the crocodile clips on the jump leads are attached securely to eliminate sparks during the start attempt. 

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When jump starting the car, the following steps are recommended to avoid risk of explosion: 

1- Turn the remote control key to key position 0.

2- Ensure that the other battery is 12 volt.

3- If the donor battery is in another car, switch off the engine in the other car and ensure that the cars do not touch one another.  

4- Connect the red jump lead between the positive terminal on the donor battery (1+) and the positive terminal in your car (2+). 

5- Connect one end of the black jump lead to the donor battery’s negative terminal (3-). 

6- Connect the other end of the black jump lead to the earthing point (4- by the left- hand strut tower. 

7- Start the engine of the “donor car”. Let the engine run a few minutes at a speed slightly higher than idle (1500 rpm). 

8- Start the engine of the car with the flat battery.  

Remove the jump leads – first the black and then the red. 

Make sure that none of the clamps on the black jump lead comes into contact with the battery’s positive terminal or the clamp connected to the red jump lead. ) IMPORTANT Do not touch the crocodile clips during the start procedure. There is a risk of sparks forming.

A WARNING The battery can generate oxyhydrogen gas, which is highly explosive. One spark, which can be generated if you connect the jump leads incorrectly, is sufficient to make the battery explode. The battery contains sulphuric acid, which can cause serious burns. If the acid comes into contact with eyes, skin or clothing, flush with large quantities of water. If acid splashes into the eyes, seek medica attention immediately.

Models: XC40/XC60/XC90, V90/V60, S90/S60.

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