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Battery check Vauxhall Astra 1998 - 2004 | Haynes Manuals

Vauxhall Astra

1998 - 2004
Time
5 minutes
Difficulty
Locate the battery, open the cover (if fitted)
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. To tighten, a 13mm socket is needed. Not too tight as you may damage the battery casing. If you have to replace the battery or alternator, click below