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Battery check Land Rover Defender 1983 - 2007 Diesel 2.5 TD5

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Land Rover Defender 1983 - 2007  | 2.5 TD5 Battery check

  • time 5 minutes
  • difficulty 1
Locate the battery, you will need to remove the driver's seat to gain access
Open the battery cover
Check the Negative (-) terminal clamp is tight
Check the Positive (+) terminal clamp is tight. CAUTION – if using a spanner to tighten the terminal, be careful not to short the spanner on the bodywork
Check the battery is generally secure, and if loose, tighten the battery retainer
To tighten, a Phillips screwdriver is needed. Not too tight as you may damage the battery casing
Replace battery cover and reposition the seat. If you have to replace the battery or alternator, click below

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