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Mazda 3 Service Manual: Battery Recharging [Mzr 2.0, Mzr 2.5]

Mazda 3 Service Manual / Electrical / Battery / Battery Recharging [Mzr 2.0, Mzr 2.5]

Using GR8-1291:

(See GR8-1291 INSTANT TRAINING MODULE (VIDEO) .)

WARNING:

1. Remove the battery filler caps and check the water level. If necessary, add water to the appropriate level. Reinstall the caps.

2. Attach the large red clamp to the positive battery terminal and the large black clamp to the negative terminal.

3. Select the diagnostic icon in the Main Menu, then press the NEXT key.

4. Follow the on-screen instructions to input the appropriate information. Refer to the Mazda GR8-1291 Instruction Manual for more information.

5. The GR8-1291 will test and charge the battery. Before the diagnostic charging results are displayed, use the keypad on the Control Module to input the last 5 digits of the vehicle's VIN and press NEXT to continue.

6. After the charging is completed, the Mazda GR8-1291 will print out the diagnostic charging results and display one of the following results listed below. Review the results and follow the action step for the displayed result.


Battery Tester Display

Action Step

GOOD BATTERY

Return the battery to service.

REPLACE BATTERY

Replace the battery.

BAD CELL - REPLACE

Replace the battery.

WARNING:

  • Do not charge the battery. Charging a battery with one or more bad cells could cause an explosion and serious harm to the user.

SIDE POST TEST

Test data was inconclusive using the side post. Retest using side post adapters.

JUMP START POST

Data was inconclusive using the jump start post. Retest at the battery terminals.


Without Using GR8-1291:

WARNING:

CAUTION:

1. Remove the battery and then place it in a pan of water.


2. Remove the battery filler caps.

3. Connect a battery charger to the battery and adjust the charging current as follows.

4. After the battery is recharged, verify that the voltage is within the specification and remains at the same value for 1 h or more

after the recharging has been completed.

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