For more information about the vehicle battery, see Battery - North America 0 341.
If the vehicle's battery (or batteries) has run down, you may want to use another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your vehicle. Be sure to use the following steps to do it safely.
See California Proposition
65 Warning 0 317 and the back cover.
The jump start positive post (1) and negative post (2) are on the battery of the vehicle providing the jump start.
The jump start positive post (4) and the negative grounding point (3) for the discharged battery are on the passenger side of the vehicle.
The positive jump start connection for the discharged battery is under a cover. Slide the cover to expose the terminal.
It must have a 12-volt battery with a negative ground system.
If they are, it could cause an unwanted ground connection.
You would not be able to start your vehicle, and the bad grounding could damage the electrical systems.
To avoid the possibility of the vehicles rolling, set the parking brake firmly on both vehicles involved in the jump start procedure. Put the automatic transmission in P (Park) before setting the parking brake. If you have a four-wheel-drive vehicle, be sure the transfer case is in a drive gear, not in
The positive (+) terminal is under a red plastic cover at the positive battery post. To uncover the positive (+) terminal, open the red plastic cover.
For more information on the location of the remote positive (+) and remote negative (−) terminals, see
Engine Compartment Overview
Before you connect the cables, here are some basic things you should know. Positive (+) will go to positive (+) or to a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one. Negative (−) will go to a heavy, unpainted metal engine part or to a remote negative (−) terminal if the vehicle has one.
Do not connect positive (+) to negative (−) or you will get a short that would damage the battery and maybe other parts too. And do not connect the negative (−) cable to the
negative (−) terminal on the dead battery because this can cause sparks.
Do not let the other end touch anything until the next step.
Jumper Cable Removal
Reverse the sequence exactly when removing the jumper cables.
After starting the disabled vehicle and removing the jumper cables, allow it to idle for several minutes.