2011-2012 Cayenne – Manual

2011-2012 Cayenne – Manual

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Electric Shock

  • Observe all warning notes on the battery.
  • Disconnect the negative terminal on the battery during all work on the electrical system.
  • Do not lay tools or other metal objects on the battery as they could cause a short circuit across the battery terminal.

Battery Explosion Hazard

  • Charge battery in a well vetilated area.
  • Never charge a frozen battery. It may explode because of gas trapped in the ice. Allow a frozen battery to thaw out first.
  • Do not expose the battery to an open flame, electrical spark or a lit cigarette, since they can ignite hydrogen gas from the battery.

Static Electricity

  • Do not wipe the battery with a dry cloth.
  • Before touching the battery, discharge any static electricity by touching the vehicle.

Chemical Exposure

  • After handling battery, always protect your skin and remove surface chemicals by washing thoroughly with soap and water.

Battery Acid and Electrolyte Exposure

  • Wear eye protection.
  • Do not allow battery acid to come in contact with your skin or eyes.
  • If you get electrolyte, which is an acid, in your eyes or on your skin, immediately rinse with cold water for several minutes and call a doctor.

Risk of damage to the fabric, metal or paint from battery acid or electrolyte.

  • Do not allow battery acid to come in contact with fabric or painted surfaces.
  • Spilled electrolyte must be rinsed off at once with a solution of baking soda and water to neutralize the acid.

The battery is located in the battery box under the left front seat.

  • Have the battery removed and installed only by your authorized Porsche dealer.
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