Volkswagen Front Wheel Drive 1974-1989 Repair Guide

Battery

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1


CAUTION
Battery electrolyte (acid) is highly corrosive and can damage both you and the paint work. Be careful when lifting the battery in and out of the engine compartment.

  1. Disconnect the battery cables, negative cable first.
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  3. Remove the bolt and the retaining plate/clamp.
  4.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: The battery is usually retained by a clamp

  1. If equipped, disconnect the small electrical lead for the computer.
  2.  
  3. Lift the battery carefully out of the tray.
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To install:
  1. Clean all corrosion deposits from the battery tray and the retaining plate with a baking soda and water solution to neutralize the acid.
  2.  
  3. When dry, spray the tray and retaining plate with rust preventive paint.
  4.  
  5. Install the battery and the retaining plate with the bolt. Clean the inside of the cables and coat them with grease or silicone compound after installation.
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