Range Rover Evoque: Battery care

into If battery electrolyte comes into contact with your eyes, skin, or clothes you should remove the affected clothing and flush the skin/eyes with copious amounts of water. Seek medical assistance immediately.
If swallowed, battery electrolyte can be fatal, seek medical assistance immediately.
Do not connect any 12 volt equipment directly to the battery terminals.
Doing so may cause a spark, which can result in an explosion.
The cell plugs and vent pipe must be in place at all times when the battery is connected to the vehicle. Ensure that the vent pipe is clear of obstructions and not kinked. Failure to do so may cause a pressure build up in the battery, resulting in an explosion.
Do not expose the battery to a naked flame or spark as the battery produces explosive, flammable gas.
Never jump start (boost), charge, or try to start a vehicle with a frozen battery. Doing so can result in an explosion.
Remove all metal jewellery before working on, or near, the battery, and never allow metal objects or vehicle components to come into contact with the battery terminals.
Do not allow the battery posts or terminals to come into contact with your skin. They contain lead and lead compounds which are toxic. Always wash your hands thoroughly after handling the battery.

Your vehicle will be fitted with either an 80 amp hr low maintenance battery or an 80 amp hr Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) battery. AGM batteries are sealed for life and require no maintenance.

remove the Do not attempt to open or remove the top from an AGM battery.

In hot climates more frequent checks of the low maintenance battery electrolyte level and condition are required. If necessary, the battery cells can be topped up using distilled water.

1. Turn the four fasteners 90 degrees

1. Turn the four fasteners 90 degrees counter-clockwise to release.

2. Remove the battery cover.

Unscrew the six battery cell plugs and store carefully.

Check that the surface of the liquid (electrolyte) is level with the plastic level indicator. If necessary, top up with distilled water, but never overfill. Refit the six cell plugs.

The battery cover must be refitted as soon as possible to ensure that the battery positive terminal is insulated.

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