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V280 flat battery - where are the jump start points, help pls!

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by Simon Lunn, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. Simon Lunn

    Simon Lunn Registered

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    Hi
    Stupidly left my headlights on over night, battery is dead as a Dodo. I've seen videos on YT that show a red cap you push in to expose a positive terminal and that there is a pillar sticking out on body work for the negative.

    My van does not have these I can't find them anywhere.

    The van has been converted into a campervan and I know the battery is under the fron passenger seat, but that has a turn table mounting so it can swivel once the van is stationary. So I can't take the seat out and lift the battery out easily at all.

    It's a V280 Ambiente, imported from Japan, so I have no manual to refer to.

     
  2. LostKiwi

    LostKiwi Senior Member

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    Usually the positive pin is in a black box with a red + on it mounted to the passenger side inner wing. That said you photo shows nothing like that.
     
  3. umblecumbuz

    umblecumbuz Senior Member

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    Long shot - if you have another vehicle, or access to one, you can use the cigarette lighter to cigarette lighter connection to give you enough power to start your vehicle. Once started the battery will recharge.

    (Note to self: Run extension live terminal from battery to convenient accessible position in case of future problems.)
     

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