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jumpstarting with Vue
Hey There. Does anyone know if you can use the VUE to jumpstart another car? My fiancees car is dead and we want to jump start it but we can"t find the negative terminal on the VUE battery. Anyone know where it is? Sorry if this is a dumb question.Thank you!!
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The negative terminal is in plain sight, a few inches away from the positive terminal.You shouldn"t be using it anyway. On the VUE, hook the negative terminal up to a rigid part of the frame in the engine bay, and the positive terminal to the red part on the battery. On the dead car hook the terminals up using both wires.(Thats the way I was taught :-P, might still work using the wire on terminal method instead of the frame)
hey, burnout. where in plain view? I"m an idiot and can"t find it.Also, don"t you have it backwards for starting? you ground it on the car you"re trying to start?Thx for the response.
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It"s "+" on the running car to to "+" on the dead car, and then "-" on the running car to a ground that"s at least 3" away from the battery on the dead car.The negative terminal is under the plastic battery cover on the VUE.


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Owners manual has detailed a description.The reason for grounding to the frame instead of the battery is to prevent sparks from possibly igniting gasses around the battery.On the VUE there is a positive terminal next to the Fuse box. Remove the FB cover and hook the positive terminal there... the negative terminal should ground to the frame. I believe there is a metal engine lift point (atleast on the 4 cyl) that you can hook the neg wire to. (looks like a black metal tab with a hole in it) When you attempt to start the car if it doesn"t appear to be getting power check the negative cables to be sure they are grounding.When hooking up cables it should go positive first (pos bad then pos good) negative next (neg bad then neg good). Once cables are on start the "good" car. Be sure that ALL lights radios and electronics are off to give max power to starting the other car, and if you can turn every thing off in the dead car too. This will protect the electronics from surges also. The battery on the other car may take a min to charge or it may start right away depending on how dead the battery is. If the battrey is really dead you may want rev the engine up on the good car the make it charge better. Hold the engine at bout 2000 RPMs. Theres no need to rev the engine any higher it won"t speed things up. This is how ive always been told to do it.Also watchout for the fans they may start without warning and can damage the cables and tear themselves up and possibly the radiator if the cables get in the wrong place.Hope this helpsDj
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