Disconnection and connectionDisconnection and connection  - Battery - Maintenance - Mitsubishi Carisma Owner's Manual - Mitsubishi Carisma

To disconnect the battery cable, stop the engine, first disconnect the negative (–) terminal and then the positive (+) terminal. When connecting the battery, first connect the positive (+) terminal and then the negative (–) terminal.

WARNING

(1) Keep sparks, cigarettes, and flames away from the battery because the battery could explode.
(2) The battery electrolyte is extremely caustic. Do not allow it to come in contact with your eyes, skin, clothing, or the painted surfaces of the vehicle. Spilled electrolyte should be flushed immediately with ample amounts of water. Irritation to eyes or skin from contact with electrolyte requires immediate medical attention.
(3) Ventilate when charging or using the battery in an enclosed space.

CAUTION

(1) Never disconnect the battery with the ignition switch in the “ON” position; doing so could damage the vehicle’s electrical components.
(2) Never short-circuit the battery; doing so could cause it to overheat and damage it.
(3) Always wear protective eye goggles when working near the battery.
(4) If the battery is to be quick-charged, first disconnect the battery cables.
(5) In order to prevent a short circuit, be sure to disconnect the negative (–) terminal first.
(6) Keep it out of the reach of children.

NOTE

(1) Keep the terminals clean. After the battery is connected, apply terminal protection grease. To clean the terminals, use lukewarm water.
(2) Check to see if the battery is securely installed and cannot be moved during travel. Also check each terminal for tightness.
(3) When the vehicle is to be left unused for a long period of time, remove the battery and store it in a place where the battery fluid will not freeze. The battery should be stored only in a fully charged condition.

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