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2017 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Jump Starting

Jump Starting  
1Jump Starting  
Jump Starting Procedure  
Turn off the power to electric devices, such as audio and lights. Turn off the engine,  
then open the bonnet.  
3WARNING  
A battery can explode if you do not follow  
the correct procedure, seriously injuring  
anyone nearby.  
1. Connect the first jumper cable to your  
vehicle’s battery + terminal.  
Petrol models  
2. Connect the other end of the first jumper  
cable to the booster battery + terminal.  
u Use a 12-volt booster battery only.  
u When using an automotive battery  
charger to boost your 12-volt battery,  
select a lower charging voltage than 15  
volts. Check the charger manual for the  
proper setting.  
Keep all sparks, open flames, and smoking  
materials away from the battery.  
NOTICE  
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.  
Booster Battery  
Diesel models  
3. Connect the second jumper cable to the  
booster battery - terminal.  
Securely attach the jumper cables clips so that they  
do not come off when the engine vibrates. Also be  
careful not to tangle the jumper cables or allow the  
cable ends to touch each other while attaching or  
detaching the jumper cables.  
Battery performance degrades in cold conditions and  
may prevent the engine from starting.  
Booster Battery  
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4. Connect the other end of the second  
jumper cable to the engine mounting bolt  
as shown. Do not connect this jumper cable  
to any other part.  
Petrol models  
5. If your vehicle is connected to another  
vehicle, start the assisting vehicle’s engine  
and increase its rpm slightly.  
6. Attempt to start your vehicle’s engine. If it  
turns over slowly, check that the jumper  
cables have good metal-to-metal contact.  
Diesel models  
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What to Do After the Engine Starts  
Once your vehicle’s engine has started, remove the jumper cables in the following  
order.  
1. Disconnect the jumper cable from your vehicle’s ground.  
2. Disconnect the other end of the jumper cable from the booster battery -  
terminal.  
3. Disconnect the jumper cable from your vehicle’s battery + terminal.  
4. Disconnect the other end of the jumper cable from the booster battery +  
terminal.  
Have your vehicle inspected by a nearby service station or a dealer.  
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