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2019 Macan – Manual

2019 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.

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 beware of sparks, e.g. as a result of cable contact.
  • Only work on the vehicle outdoors or in wellventilated spaces.

Corrosive electrolyte

Lead batteries contain highly caustic battery acid that can cause damage to the skin and clothing in the event of contact.

  • Wear safety gloves and eye protection.
  • To prevent acid from leaking out, do not tilt the battery.
  • If battery acid gets into your eyes or on your skin: Rinse with cold water for several minutes.


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

  • 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 in the luggage compartment under the cargo area floor.

  • Never connect jumper cables directly to the battery.
  1. Please see chapter "Emergency Starting" on page 83.
  2. Please see chapter "Charging the battery" on page 54.

Safety symbols on the battery

Consult the Manual

Wear protective goggles

Keep children away

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, therefore: protective gloves and goggles must be worn. Do not tilt the battery, as acid can escape from the degassing outlet.

First aid
If acid splashes into your eye, rinse immediately for a few minutes with clean water. Immediately seek medical attention from a doctor. If acid splashes onto your skin or clothing, neutralize immediately with soapsuds and rinse with plenty of water. If you accidentally drink acid, consult a doctor immediately.

Disposal
Hand in old batteries at a battery collection point.

Never dispose of old batteries as household waste.

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