Manually unlock the vehicle.Remove the door lock cover on the door handle, insert the metal key, and open the door.
Pull the hood release under the dashboard and go in front of the vehicle. Unlock the hood latch and pull the hood up.
Locate the terminals of the battery on the driver's side of the engine compartment.
Open the cover of the positive terminal by simply pulling it up.
To jump-start, connect the red jumper cable to the positive terminal of the battery and connect the black jumper cable to the frame of the vehicle.For example, strut tower bolt.
Connect the jumper cables to the battery of the support vehicle. Ensure that the positive cable is connected to the positive terminal and the negative cable is connected to the negative/ground terminal.
Before starting the vehicle, wait for a few minutes for the battery to recharge, then start the engine.
Charge the battery fully then test it with a battery tester. For more help follow this guide. Check the battery date sticker on the top or side of battery. Most car batteries last between three to five years.
During charging and jump-starting, explosive gases can escape from the battery. There is a risk of an explosion. Particularly avoid fire, open flames, creating sparks, and smoking. Ensure there is sufficient ventilation while charging and jump-starting. Do not lean over a battery.
Make sure that the positive terminal of a connected battery does not come into contact with vehicle parts. Never place metal objects or tools on a battery. It is important that you observe the described order of the battery terminals when connecting and disconnecting a battery.
When jump-starting, make sure that the battery poles with identical polarity are connected. It is particularly important to observe the described order when connecting and disconnecting the jumper cables. Never connect or disconnect the battery terminals while the engine is running
Make sure the jumper cables are not damaged or wires are exposed.
The jumper cables should not contact the parts that can move when the engine is running, such as the V-beltpulley or the fan.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to get into the trunk, if you have a dead battery
Use the emergency key blade found inside your key fob to manually unlock the trunk.
How to charge a dead battery
By trickle charging a dead battery, you have a better chance of bringing the battery back to life. Otherwise, your battery may no longer hold a proper charge.
It will take at least 24 hours to bring a completely dead battery back to life. You are only providing 2 Amperes to the battery, which is a slow charge but ensures no damage is caused to the battery cells.
My car battery keeps dying
If your battery keeps on dying or is not holding a proper charge, it could be due to any of the following: