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2019 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. Open the terminal cover on your vehicle’s  
battery positive + terminal.  
Keep all sparks, open flames, and smoking  
materials away from the battery.  
NOTICE  
+ Terminal  
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.  
2. Connect the first jumper cable to your  
vehicle’s 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.  
3. 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.  
Battery performance degrades in cold conditions and  
may prevent the engine from starting.  
Booster Battery  
4. Connect the second jumper cable to the  
booster battery - terminal.  
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5. 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.  
6. If your vehicle is connected to another  
vehicle, start the assisting vehicle’s engine  
and increase its rpm slightly.  
7. Attempt to start your vehicle’s engine. If it  
turns over slowly, check that the jumper  
cables have good metal-to-metal contact.  
1What to Do After the Engine Starts  
What to Do After the Engine Starts  
The indicators for the Adaptive Cruise Control  
(ACC)*/Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low  
Speed Follow (LSF)*, road departure mitigation  
system, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) system, VSA  
OFF, Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), low  
tyre pressure/deflation warning system*, and parking  
brake and brake system (amber) may come on along  
with a message in the driver information interface  
when you turn the ignition switch to ON (w*1 after  
reconnecting the battery.  
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.  
Drive a short distance at more than 20 km/h (12  
mph). The indicator should go off. If it does not, have  
your vehicle checked by a dealer.  
Have your vehicle inspected by a nearby service station or a dealer.  
*1: Models with the keyless access system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an  
ignition switch.  
* Not available on all models  
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