Battery Runs Out

Jump-Starting ‌‌

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WARNING

WARNING

WARNING

Jump-starting is dangerous if done incorrectly. So follow the procedure carefully. If you feel unsure about jump-starting, we strongly recommend that you have a competent service technician do the work.



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Follow These Pre

CAUTION

s Carefully:

To ensure safe and correct handling of the battery, read the following pre

CAUTION

s carefully before using the battery or inspecting it.


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image Keep flames and sparks away from open battery cells and do not allow metal tools to contact the positive ( ) or negative ( ) terminal of the battery when working near a battery. Do not allow the positive ( ) terminal to contact the vehicle body:

Flames and sparks near open battery cells are dangerous. Hydrogen gas, produced during normal battery operation, could ignite and cause the battery to explode. An exploding battery can cause serious burns and injuries. Keep all flames including cigarettes and sparks away from open battery cells.


image Keep all flames and sparks away from open battery cells because hydrogen gas is produced from open battery cells while charging the battery or adding battery fluid:

Flames and sparks near open battery cells are dangerous. Hydrogen gas, produced during normal battery operation, could ignite and cause the battery to explode. An exploding battery can cause serious burns and injuries. Keep all flames including cigarettes and sparks away from open battery cells.

Do not jump-start a frozen battery or one with a low fluid level:

Jump-starting a frozen battery or one with a low fluid level is dangerous. It may rupture or explode, causing serious injury.

Connect the negative cable to a good ground point away from the battery:

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Connecting the end of the second jumper cable to the negative ( ) terminal of the discharged battery is dangerous.

A spark could cause the gas around the battery to explode and injure someone.

Battery Runs Out

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Route the jumper cables away from parts that will be moving:

Connecting a jumper cable near or to moving parts (cooling fans, belts) is dangerous. The cable could get caught when the engine starts and cause serious injury.


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CAUTION

CAUTION

CAUTION

Use only a 12 V booster system. You can damage a 12 V starter, ignition system, and other electrical parts beyond repair with a 24 V power supply (two 12 V batteries in series or a 24 V motor generator set).

1. Move the booster vehicle so that its battery is as close as possible to your vehicle's battery.

2. Make sure that the power such as for the headlights and air conditioner is turned off.

3. Remove the battery cover.

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4. Turn off the booster vehicle's engine and connect the jumper cables in the following order.

Make sure that the jumper cables are securely connected so that they do not disconnect due to engine vibrations.

1st lead

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Positive (+) terminal on the discharged battery Positive (+) terminal on booster vehicle's battery

2nd lead

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Negative (-) terminal on booster vehicle's battery



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Connect cables in numerical order and disconnect in reverse order.

Connect cables in numerical order and disconnect in reverse order.

Connect cables in numerical order and disconnect in reverse order.

Jumper cables

Jumper cables

Jumper cables

Booster battery

Booster battery

Booster battery

Discharged battery

Discharged battery

Discharged battery

Location shown in the figure (do not connect to the negative (-) terminal of the battery)

5. Start the booster vehicle's engine and rev the engine.

6. Start the engine of your vehicle. Run the engines for about 3 minutes to temporarily charge the battery of your vehicle.

7. Disconnect the jumper cables in the reverse order of their connection.

8. Install the battery cover.

9. Have your vehicle inspected by an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.

NOTE

- Verify that the covers are securely installed.

Emergency Starting

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