Before attempting to jump start make sure:
– Your ignition is switched off
– Take note of any precautions or safety guidelines on your battery case
– Make sure that both your Freelander battery and the battery you are jump starting it from are the same voltage.
– Make sure that both vehicles are not touching when you attempt to jump start the battery.
– Make sure the vehicles are in neutral (or PARK for an automatic gearbox)
1. Connect one end of the red jump lead to the positive terminal (red cover) on the flat battery
2. Connect the other end of the red lead to the positive terminal (red cover) on the battery you are jump starting from
3. Connect one end of the black jump lead to the negative terminal on the battery you are jump starting from
4. Connect the other end of the black jump lead somewhere on the engine block of the Freelander you are trying to jump start (A bolt or bracket for example) well away from the battery.
5. Make sure that the jump leads will not come into contact with the fan, drive belts or other moving parts on the engine.
6. Start the engine of the vehicle you are jump starting from and run your engine at idle speed.
7. Start the engine of the Freelander and run the engine at idle speed. Switch on the light, rear window de-mister and heater blower motor.
8. Disconnect the jump leads in the reverse order, turn off the lights etc.