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2010 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Jump Starting

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Jump Starting  
Although this seems like a simple  
procedure, you should take several  
precautions.  
To Jump Start Your Vehicle:  
1. Open the hood, and check the  
physical condition of the battery.  
In very cold weather, check the  
condition of the electrolyte. If it  
seems slushy or frozen, do not try  
jump starting until it thaws.  
A battery can explode if you do  
not follow the correct procedure,  
seriously injuring anyone  
nearby.  
If a battery sits in extreme cold, the  
electrolyte inside can freeze.  
Attempting to jump start with a frozen  
battery can cause it to rupture.  
Keep all sparks, open flames,  
and smoking materials away  
from the battery.  
BOOSTER BATTERY  
The numbers in the illustration show  
you the order to connect the jumper  
cables.  
2. Turn off all the electrical acces-  
sories: heater, A/C, climate  
control, audio system, lights, etc.  
Put the transmission in Park, and  
set the parking brake.  
You cannot start your vehicle by  
pushing or pulling it.  
3. Connect one jumper cable to the  
positive () terminal on your  
battery. Connect the other end to  
the positive () terminal on the  
booster battery.  
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Jump Starting  
5. If the booster battery is in another  
vehicle, have an assistant start  
that vehicle and run it at a fast idle.  
6. Start your vehicle. If the starter  
motor still operates slowly, check  
that the jumper cables have good  
metal-to-metal contact.  
7. Once your vehicle is running,  
disconnect the negative cable from  
your vehicle, then from the  
booster battery. Disconnect the  
positive cable from your vehicle,  
then from the booster battery.  
4. Connect the second jumper cable  
to the negative () terminal on  
the booster battery. Connect the  
other end to the stud bolt on the  
engine side as shown. Do not  
connect this jumper cable to any  
other part of the engine.  
Keep the ends of the jumper cables  
away from each other and any metal  
on the vehicle until everything is  
disconnected. Otherwise, you may  
cause an electrical short.  
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