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Ford Edge Jump Start Dead Battery

This article provides guidelines on how to jump-start a Ford Edge dead battery.

Learn how to jump a Ford Edge with a portable jump starter. 

Ford Edge Jump Start  Dead Battery
ESTIMATED TIME 20 min
DIY COST $0-$25
DIFFICULTY Easy

 

Procedure

  1. Remove the emergency key from the remote key fob and use it to unlock the driver's door.
  2. Ensure the parking brakes are engaged, and ignition is turned off. how to jump start ford edge turn
  3. Pull the hood release under the dashboard to release the hood. Open the hood.
  4. Locate the positive (+) terminal and connect the positive (red) jump lead. jump start ford edge
  5. Determine a ground connection and connect the negative (-) lead. Do not connect directly to the negative battery terminal. ford edge negative jump start terminal
  6. Press unlock on your key to ensure the car is powered up and the alarm system is disabled. Go inside and start the car by pressing the START button with the keyfob. If your Ford Edge doesn't start, check the jump starter clamps. Wiggle the clamps a little bit to make sure they are making good contact. jump ford edge dead battery

Notes

  • Use only the recommended jump-starting terminals.
  • Do not allow the positive clamp to touch any metal parts other than the dedicated + terminal.

 

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Thanks for these details instructions. My Edge battery died due to the cold weather and needed to jump it to take it to the shop. Even the owners manual didn't provide such great instructions.

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Notes

  • 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-belt pulley 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. 
  • Use the OEM 12 Volt Battery Charger or even the cheaper Black+Decker BBM3B 12V Battery Charger Maintainer, which works just as well.
  • 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:  
    • Battery age / old battery
    • Corroded or loose battery connections
    • Parasitic current drains in the electrical system.

Safety Tips

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