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northspoon   
Wed Jul 03 2019, 10:35am
Member No: #4689
Joined: Jul 28 2008
Location: Surrey
I want to charge the battery on my 2015 C4GP Hdi Exclusive. I can see the + terminal, but can't get to the - one. Do I just clip the - to a part of the chassis? If so, does it matter where?
routemaster1   
Wed Jul 03 2019, 10:41am
Member No: #574
Joined: Jul 08 2007
Location: Dorset
northspoon wrote ...

I want to charge the battery on my 2015 C4GP Hdi Exclusive. I can see the + terminal, but can't get to the - one. Do I just clip the - to a part of the chassis? If so, does it matter where?


Is there a problem with your battery; is stop-start not working?
northspoon   
Wed Jul 03 2019, 10:43am
Member No: #4689
Joined: Jul 28 2008
Location: Surrey
Stop-Start has not worked for a long time. The car only gets short journey use, but I am going on a journey and leaving it at a friends house for a week. I want it to start after that week:)

I think I have found the answer on Google, there is a large round "lug" just the right of the battery on the bulkhead, to connect the negative from the charger.
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 AndyOatee (30 Jun 2020 : 00:20)
tait   
Wed Aug 14 2019, 02:24am
Member No: #43791
Joined: Feb 19 2016
Location: Tel aviv
so first: you need to remove the air filter. it on the lower right corner. There is a 2" air pipe to disconnect. fairly simple : one ring.
once the big air pipe is disconnected you simply pull the whole plastic air filter construction up. it is held only by gravity.
then you need to unfasten the battery but there is one more thing in your way:
electric board. as shown here: - Click Here -
it is fastened by 3 screws: 2 with easy access and one flat with hard access.
one you remove the wiring harness house you can continue to the battery itself and unsecure its bottom screws as well as top holder.
see some pics here : - Click Here -

then you can slide the battry out of its housing...

then you are almost done: - Click Here -
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 jsg1163 (14 Aug 2019 : 19:06)
AndyOatee   
Tue Jun 30 2020, 12:19am
Member No: #41963
Joined: Sep 06 2015
Location: Melbourne, Australia
northspoon wrote ...

Stop-Start has not worked for a long time. The car only gets short journey use, but I am going on a journey and leaving it at a friends house for a week. I want it to start after that week:)

I think I have found the answer on Google, there is a large round "lug" just the right of the battery on the bulkhead, to connect the negative from the charger.

Hi Northspoon, I have exactly the same issue with my 2015 2.0Hdi C4GP. I've ordered a battery charger but to clarify, was that lug to the right of the battery the correct place to connect the charger's negative lead? Cheers in advance
vexorg   
Tue Jun 30 2020, 03:55am
Member No: #48843
Joined: Jul 06 2017
Location: Scotland
If charging, any metal part of the engine will do.

I had a similar problem when trying to jump start someone else's car. Turns out there is a metal earth post beside the headlight.
 

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