Volkswagen Golf/Jetta 2 manual

Battery electrolyte level check (Every 1000 miles (1500 km) or monthly)
Routine maintenance and servicing / Battery electrolyte level check (Every 1000 miles (1500 km) or monthly)


1 A Уmaintenance-freeФ (sealed for life) battery is standard equipment on all vehicles covered by this Manual. Although this type of battery has many advantages over the older refillable type and should never require the addition of distilled water, it should still be routinely checked. The electrolyte level can be seen through the batteryТs translucent case and must be between the MINIMUM and MAXIMUM level marks. Although it should not alter in normal use, if the level has lowered (for example, due to electrolyte having boiled away as a result of overcharging) it is permissible to gently prise up the cell cover(s) and to top-up the level.

2 If a conventional battery has been fitted as a replacement, the electrolyte level of each cell should be checked and, if necessary, topped up until the separators are just covered. On some batteries the case is translucent and incorporates MINIMUM and MAXIMUM level marks. The check should be made more often if the vehicle is operated in high ambient temperature conditions.

3 Top-up the electrolyte level using distilled or de-ionised water (see illustrations).

7.3a Remove battery filler caps . . .
7.3a Remove battery filler caps . . .

7.3b . . . and top up electrolyte level using distilled or de-ionised water
7.3b . . . and top up electrolyte level using distilled or de-ionised water


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