Opel Corsa Owners Manual: Jump starting

Do not start with quick charger.

A vehicle with a discharged battery can be started using jump leads and the battery of another vehicle.

Be extremely careful when starting with jump leads. Any deviation from the following instructions can lead to injuries or damage caused by battery explosion or damage to the electrical systems of both vehicles.

■ Never expose the battery to naked flames or sparks.

■ A discharged battery can already freeze at temperatures of 0 C.

Defrost the frozen battery before connecting jump leads.

■ Avoid contact with eyes, skin, fabrics and painted surfaces. The fluid contains sulphuric acid which can cause injuries and damage in the event of direct contact.

■ Wear eye protection and protective clothing when handling a battery.

■ Use a booster battery with the same voltage (12 Volts). Its capacity (Ah) must not be much less than that of the discharged battery.

■ Use jump leads with insulated terminals and a cross section of at least 16 mm2 (25 mm2 for diesel engines).

■ Do not disconnect the discharged battery from the vehicle.

■ Switch off all unnecessary electrical consumers.

■ Do not lean over the battery during jump starting.

■ Do not allow the terminals of one lead to touch those of the other lead.

■ The vehicles must not come into contact with each other during the jump starting process.

■ Apply the parking brake, transmission in neutral, automatic transmission in P.

Lead connection order:

Lead connection order: 1. Connect the red lead to the positive terminal of the booster battery.

2. Connect the other end of the red lead to the positive terminal of the discharged battery. The positive terminal has a cover cap on it.

Undo the cap to access the positive terminal.

3. Connect the black lead to the negative terminal of the booster battery.

4. Connect the other end of the black

4. Connect the other end of the black lead to a vehicle grounding point, such as the engine block or an engine mounting bolt. Connect as far away from the discharged battery as possible.

Route the leads so that they cannot catch on rotating parts in the engine compartment.

To start the engine:
1. Start the engine of the vehicle providing the jump.

2. After 5 minutes, start the other engine. Start attempts should be made for no longer than 15 seconds at an interval of 1 minute.

3. Allow both engines to idle for approx. 3 minutes with the leads connected.

4. Switch on electrical consumers (e.g. headlights, heated rear window) of the vehicle receiving the jump start.

5. Reverse above sequence exactly when removing leads.

6. Close the cover over the positive pole.

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