Volkswagen Amarok Workshop Manual - Electrical System

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Technical  information  should  always  be  available  to  the  foremen  and  mechanics,  because  their careful and constant adherence to the instructions is essential to ensure vehicle road-worthiness and safety. In addition, the normal basic safety precautions for working on motor vehicles must, as a matter of course, be observed.

Fundamentals for batteries 
To ensure long use of the battery, the battery must be checked, serviced and maintained according to the instructions in this manual. Apart from supplying energy for starting the engine, the battery has other tasks: it acts as a buffer and supplies electrical energy to the complete electrical onboard supply of the vehicle.

Enhanced“ maintenance-free battery 
This is a maintenance-free battery with liquid electrolyte (wet bat‐ tery), which is used for heavy duty applications in certain stop-start vehicles. The battery can be identified by the lettering „EFB“ on top of the battery housing. The „EFB“ battery is only used on some engine/gearbox combinations. „EFB“ stands for „enhanced flooded battery“.

Maintenance-free battery with a contained electrolyte
Lead-acid battery in which the electrolyte is contained within a microscopic glass mat (AGM). The battery is sealed and fitted with valves. „AGM“ stands for „absorbent glass mat“. Since the glass mat binds the electrolyte, these batteries do not have a colour indicator to monitor the battery acid level. Absorb‐ ent glass mat batteries are identified by the abbreviation „AGM“ on the battery.

Safety markings on battery
1. When handling batteries, fires, sparks, naked lights and smoking are prohibited. Avoid sparks as well as electrostatic dis‐ charge when working with cables and electrical units. Avoid short circuits. Therefore never lay a tool on a battery.
2. Wear eye protection before commencing work on battery.
3. Keep children away from acid and batteries.
4. Disposal: old batteries are classed as hazardous waste. They may only be disposed of through a suitable collection centre and only in accordance with respective legislation.
5. Never dispose of old batteries in household waste system!
6. There is a danger of an explosion when working with batteries. A highly explosive gas is produced when batteries are charged.
7. Follow instructions concerning batteries, in ELSA "electrical system" and in owner's manual.
8. Battery acid is very caustic, therefore wear eye protection and gloves when working with batteries. Do not tilt battery. Acid can leak out of the gas vents of some batteries.

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