Kia Optima: Jump starting - Emergency starting - What to do in an emergency - Kia Optima TF 2011-2020 Owners ManualKia Optima: Jump starting

Jump starting can be dangerous if done incorrectly. Therefore, to avoid harm to yourself or damage to your vehicle or battery, follow these jump starting procedures. If in doubt, we strongly recommend that you have a competent technician or towing service jump start your vehicle.

Use only a 12-volt jumper system. CAUTION

Use only a 12-volt jumper system. You can damage a 12-volt starting motor, ignition system, and other electrical parts beyond repair by use of a 24-volt power supply (either two 12-volt batteries in series or a 24-volt motor generator set).

Never attempt to check the electrolyte WARNING - Battery

Never attempt to check the electrolyte level of the battery as this may cause the battery to rupture or explode causing serious injury.

WARNING - Battery

Emergency starting
Connect cables in numerical order and disconnect in reverse order. ...

Jump starting procedure
1. Make sure the booster battery is 12- volt and that its negative terminal is grounded. 2. If the booster battery is in another vehicle, do not allow the vehicles to touch. 3. Turn off all ...

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Removal
1. Disconnect the battery negative cable, and wait for at least three minutes before beginning work. 2. To remove the seat belt anchor pretensioner (C), keep on push ...

Installation
Sensor Fit • Handle the sensor with care. • Avoid lubricant contact. ...

The Importance of the Passenger Being Properly Seated
The front seat passenger’s air bag is much larger than the steering wheel air bag and inflates with considerably more force. It can seriously hurt or kill a passenger who is not in the proper po ...

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