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2017 Macan – Manual

2017 Macan – Manual

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Battery

Electric shock, short circuit or fire
Touching conductive parts of the vehicle can lead to an electric shock. You can cause a short circuit when working on the vehicle's electrical system.

The short circuit can cause a fire.

  • Always detach the negative terminal on the battery when working on the electrical system.
  • Tools or conductive items of jewelry (rings, necklaces, watchstraps) must not be allowed to come in contact with conductive parts of the vehicle.
  • Heed the safety warnings and safety symbols on the battery.

Fire or explosion
Many automotive fluids are highly flammable, e. g., fuel, engine or transmission oil. Fuel vapors can combust. A highly explosive electrolytic gas mixture can form when charging lead batteries.

  • Always detach the negative terminal on the battery when working on the electrical system.
  • To avoid static charges building, do not wipe down the battery with a dry cloth.
  • Before touching the battery, first touch the vehicle itself to allow any static charge to dissipate.
  • Never smoke or use naked flames near the battery. Also pay attention to flying sparks, e.g. when cables make contact. Be especially cautious of devices such as hot water heaters which ignite a flame intermittently.
  • Only work on the vehicle outdoors or in wellventilated spaces.

Battery Acid, Electrolyte and chemical Exposure

  • Wear eye protection.
  • Do not allow battery acid to come in contact with your skin or eyes.
  • After handling battery, always protect your skin and remove surface chemicals by washing thoroughly with soap and water.
  • 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.
  • Spilled electrolyte must be rinsed off at once with a solution of baking soda and water to neutralize the acid.


Risk of short circuiting, fire and damage to the alternator and electronic control units.

  • The battery should only be removed and installed at an authorized Porsche dealer. Porsche recommends an authorized Porsche dealer, as they have trained technicians and the necessary parts and tools.
  • Always detach the negative terminal on the battery when working on the electrical system.

The battery is located under the loadspace floor in the trunk.

  • Never connect the black negative jumper cable directly to the battery. Always connect the black negative cable to the ground point B (Fig. 33 on page 71).
  1. For information on jump starting: f Please see chapter "Emergency Starting" on page 105.


Responding to warning symbols

If the battery is low, the or symbol is displayed on the multifunction display. If the symbol appears, there is a fault in the alternator.

  1. Please see chapter "Warning and Information Messages" on page 327.

Safety symbols on the battery

Consult the Owner's Manual

Wear protective goggles

Keep batteries away from children

Risk of explosion
A highly explosive electrolytic gas mixture can form when charging the battery, therefore:

Fire, sparks, naked flames and smoking are prohibited
Avoid sparking and short circuits when handling cables and electrical devices. In the case of batteries with central degassing, there is a higher concentration of explosive electrolytic gas at the hose opening. The degassing hose must not be twisted or clogged with dirt.

Risk of chemical burns
Battery acid is highly corrosive, hence: protective gloves and goggles must be worn.
Do not tilt the battery, as acid can escape from the degassing outlet.

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