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Battery check Audi A3 1996 - 2003 Petrol 1.8 T

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Audi A3 1996 - 2003  | 1.8 T Battery check

  • time 5 minutes
  • difficulty 1
Locate the battery, it is under this battery cover
Check the Negative (-) terminal clamp is tight
Check the Positive (+) terminal clamp is tight. CAUTION If using a spanner to tighten terminal, be careful not to short the spanner on the bodywork.
Check battery is generally secure, if loose, tighten the battery retainer
The battery retaining clamp position
To tighten, a 13mm socket is needed. Not too tight as you may damage the battery casing
Use a Phillips screwdriver to release the cover
Place the cover carefully to one side
The battery is under this distribution board
Hinge back the distribution board to access the battery
Reassemble the battery cover