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Kia Magentis / Optima (2000 release)

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Kia Magentis
Lubrication System
Cooling system
The control and toxicity
Fuel system
Ignition system
Power shafts, axles
The air conditioning system
Electrical equipment
Technical data
Charging System
Checking the voltage drop across the wire connecting the battery to the generator (engine V6)
Check of the current generated by the generator
Check voltage release
Checking the voltage drop across the wire connecting the battery to the generator (the engine 2,0)
Check of the current generated by the generator (engine 2,0)
Checking the generated voltage (2.0 liter engine)
Accumulator battery
Inspection of battery
Starting system
Removing and installing starter
Installing Transceiver
Removal and installation of remote control
Removal and installation of the audio unit
Multifunction switch
Circuit breakers
Device combination
Switch position of the parking brake
Rear Defrost
Wipers and windshield washer
Airbags (SRS)
Warning Labels
Airbag and a spiral wire
The front passenger airbag
Troubleshooting charging system
Troubleshooting engine starting system
Electrical diagrams

Hit Counter by Digits

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Inspection of battery


1. Turn off the ignition and all consumers of electric energy.

2. Disconnect the battery. Negative wire must be disconnected first, and connect the last.

3. Remove the battery from the vehicle.

If the case has been damaged the battery, remove the battery rubber gloves to protect your skin from the electrolyte.

4. Check the battery fasteners, as they may be damaged by hitting on their electrolyte. If necessary, clean them with warm soda solution.
5. In the same solution, clean the top of the battery.
6. Inspect battery for cracks. If there are cracks, replace the battery.
7. Clean the battery terminals.
8. Clean the inner surface of the clamp wires connected to the battery terminals.
9. Install the battery in the car.
10. Connect the wires to the battery terminals.
11. Tighten the mounting clips of wires to the terminals of the battery.

12. Coat the battery terminals a thin layer of petroleum jelly.

  1. When charging batteries, an explosive gas mixture is released.
  2. When working with cables and electrical devices is forbidden the use of fire, sparking devices open by fire-dangerous light devices and smoking. Avoid sparking when handling cables and electrical devices.
  3. Never short the battery terminals directly - there is a great risk of injury due to heavy arcing.

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