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2024 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ If the Battery Is Dead

If the Battery Is Dead  
Jump Starting Procedure  
Turn off the power to electric devices, such as audio and lights. Turn off the engine,  
then open the hood.  
1If the Battery Is Dead  
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.  
2. Connect the first jumper cable to your  
vehicle's battery + terminal.  
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,  
Keep all sparks, open flames, and smoking  
materials away from the battery.  
Securely attach the jumper cables clips so that they  
do not come off when the engine vibrates. Be careful  
not to tangle the jumper cables or allow the cable  
ends to touch each other while attaching or  
detaching the jumper cables.  
Booster Battery  
select a lower charging voltage than  
15-volt. Check the charger manual for  
the proper setting.  
4. Connect the second jumper cable to the  
booster battery - terminal.  
Battery performance degrades in cold conditions and  
may prevent the engine from starting.  
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.  
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