Land Rover Discovery Owners & Service Manuals

Land Rover Discovery: Connecting a starting aid

To start the vehicle using a starting aid or a slave battery, follow the instructions in the sequence given:

  1. Connect the positive (Red) jump lead to the positive (+) battery terminal of the discharged battery.
  2. Connect the negative (Black) jump lead to the vehicle's earth point.
  3. Switch on the starting aid.
  4. Start the engine and allow it to idle.
  5. Disconnect the negative (Black) jump lead from the vehicle's earth point.
  6. Switch off the starting aid.
  7. Disconnect the positive (Red) jump lead from the battery terminal of the vehicle.

REMOVING THE VEHICLE BATTERY

Special tools are required to refit the battery after removal, therefore, battery removal and refit should be carried out only by qualified personnel. Consult your Retailer/Authorised Repairer.

CHARGING THE VEHICLE BATTERY

If the vehicle's battery should require charging, the battery must be removed from the vehicle. Consult your Retailer/ Authorised Repairer.

Battery disconnection, removal and renewal should be carried out only by qualified personnel. Consult your Retailer/Authorised Repairer.

Used batteries must be disposed of correctly as they contain a number of harmful substances. Seek advice on disposal from your Retailer/ Authorised Repairer and/or your local authority.

REPLACING THE VEHICLE BATTERY

If the vehicle's battery should require replacing, the battery must be removed from the vehicle. Consult your Retailer/ Authorised Repairer.

Battery disconnection, removal and renewal should be carried out only by qualified personnel. Consult your Retailer/Authorised Repairer.

Used batteries must be disposed of correctly as they contain a number of harmful substances. Seek advice on disposal from your Retailer/ Authorised Repairer and/or your local authority.

EFFECTS OF DISCONNECTING

Disconnecting the battery can affect a number of vehicle systems, especially if there is insufficient battery power before disconnection. For example, the alarm may trigger, depending on its state, when the battery was disconnected. If the alarm does sound, use the Smart key in the normal way to disarm the security system.

The windows may need recalibrating to operate correctly.

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