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How to Use Your Booster Cable
Review jump starting procedures in Vehicles Owner manual. If manual is missing or no procedure is specified, follow these instructions. *Note: instructions are for negative grounded system. Examine the batteries and systems in both vehicles. If they are not the same voltage, (6 volt or 12 volt) Do Not attempt to jump start. Don't jump start a damaged battery. Be sure vent caps are tight and level. Place damp cloth over vent caps on both batteries. Be sure vehicles do not touch and ignitions are off. Connect positive (+) cable to positive post of discharged battery. Connect other end of same cable to same marked post (positive) of starting vehicle battery. Connect second cable (negative(-)) to other post of booster battery. MAKE FINAL CONNECTION ON ENGINE BLOCK OF STALLED VEHICLE AWAY FORM BATTERY. STAND BACK! Start vehicle. If the vehicle does not start after cranking for thirty seconds, stop the procedure. More than thirty seconds seldom starts an engine unless some mechanical adjustment is made.