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.


 Starting a disabled vehicle using booster cables

Rotating parts of the engine can cause serious injury. Take extreme care when working near rotating parts of the engine. Before attempting to start the disabled vehicle, make sure that the par

 Starting a disabled vehicle using a starting aid

To start the vehicle using a starting aid or a slave battery, follow the instructions in the sequence given. 1. Connect the positive (Red) booster cable to the positive (+) battery terminal of the

 Removing the vehicle battery

Special tools are required to refit the battery after removal, therefore battery removal and refit should be carried out only by qualified personnel. Consult your Dealer/Authorised Repairer.


 Wiper blade replacement

Fit only replacement wiper blades that are identical to the original specification. Before changing a wiper blade, the wiper arms must be set in the ‘service’ position as follows; Note: The Smart Key must remain in the vehicle while wiper blades are replaced. 1. Ensure that the ignition is

 Opening and closing the bonnet

Opening and closing the bonnet Opening 1. Pull the bonnet release lever, located in the left-hand front footwell. 2. Lift the bonnet safety catch lever, located below the centre point of the bonnet, then raise the bonnet. Closing Do not drive with the bonnet retained by the safety catc

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