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Battery check Volkswagen Passat 1998 - 2005 | Haynes Manuals

Volkswagen Passat

1998 - 2005
Time
5 minutes
Difficulty
Locate the battery. It is under this cover
Open the battery cover
Place the cover to one side
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
Replace the battery cover