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.

    See also:

    Cancelling the system
    The following methods can be used to cancel the system when it is in the system preparation mode or the system armed mode. • Pressing the UNLOCK switch on the remote control switch. • Turning ...

    Wiper blade rubber replacement
    If the blades are frozen to the windscreen or rear window, do not operate the wipers until the ice has melted and the blades are freed, otherwise the wiper motor may be damaged. Windscreen wiper ...

    How to adjust the volume
    VOL (Volume control)-2 Turn the knob clockwise to increase the volume ...