Batteries give off combustible gases which can explode. A spark can cause the combustible gases to ignite. This can result in severe personal injury or death.
Ensure proper ventilation for batteries that are in an enclosure. Follow the proper procedures in order to help prevent electrical arcs and/or sparks near batteries. Do not smoke when batteries are serviced.
The battery cables or the batteries should not be removed with the battery cover in place. The battery cover should be removed before any servicing is attempted.
Removing the battery cables or the batteries with the cover in place may cause a battery explosion resulting in personal injury.
- Switch the engine to the OFF position. Remove all electrical loads.
- Turn off any battery chargers. Disconnect any battery chargers.
- Ensure that the battery disconnect switch is in the OFF position.
- Disconnect the NEGATIVE "-" cable from the NEGATIVE "-" battery terminal.
- Disconnect the POSITIVE "+" cable from the POSITIVE "+" battery terminal.
Note: Always recycle a battery. Never discard a battery. Dispose of used batteries to an appropriate recycling facility.
- Remove the used battery.
- Install the new battery.
Note: Before the cables are connected, ensure that the battery disconnect switch is in the OFF position.
- Connect the POSITIVE "+" cable to the POSITIVE "+" battery terminal.
- Connect the NEGATIVE "-" cable to the NEGATIVE "-" battery terminal.
- Turn the battery disconnect switch to the ON position.