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Battery check Mazda MX-5 1989 - 2005 Petrol 1.6

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Mazda MX-5 1989 - 2005  | 1.6 Battery check

  • time 5 minutes
  • difficulty 1
Locate the battery - it is in the boot
Check the Negative (-) terminal clamp is tight
Open the 'Positive' (+) protective cover
Check the Positive (+) terminal clamp is tight. CAUTION – if using a spanner to tighten terminal, be careful not to short it on the bodywork
Check battery is generally secure. If loose, tighten the battery retainer
To tighten, a 13mm socket or spanner is needed. Not too tight because you may damage the battery casing. If you have to replace the battery or alternator, click below

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