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Volkswagen Touran Owners Manual: Checking the electrolyte level of the vehicle battery

Volkswagen Touran Owners Manual / Cleaning and maintenance / In the engine compartment / Vehicle battery / Checking the electrolyte level of the vehicle battery

Fig. 179 In the engine compartment: removing the battery cover

Fig. 180 Engine compartment: pushing up the vehicle battery sleeve

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

The electrolyte level of the vehicle battery should be checked regularly in high-mileage vehicles, in hot countries and in older vehicle batteries. The vehicle battery is otherwise maintenance free.

Vehicles with a start/stop system (  ) are fitted with special vehicle batteries. For technical reasons, it might not be possible to check the electrolyte level in these vehicle batteries.

Preparation

Opening the battery cover

Depending on the engine fitted to the vehicle, the vehicle battery covers have a different design:

Checking the electrolyte level

Colour display Action
Light yellow or without colour The electrolyte level of the vehicle is too low. The vehicle battery should be checked and replaced by a qualified workshop if necessary.
Black The electrolyte level of the vehicle battery is correct.

WARNING

Any work on the vehicle battery can cause serious chemical burns, explosions and electric shocks.
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