Engine battery problem! (1 Viewer)

Mar 2, 2022
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The engine battery in our Niesmann Bischoff ARTO appears to have lost charge & will not start! I opened the bonnet intending to put the battery on a trickle charge but its impossible to access the battery terminals from there. I then removed the screws holding the interior dashboard in the hope I could access the battery from above but the panel appears to have additional fixings I cant see.....Any suggestions please?
 

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The engine battery in our Niesmann Bischoff ARTO appears to have lost charge & will not start! I opened the bonnet intending to put the battery on a trickle charge but its impossible to access the battery terminals from there. I then removed the screws holding the interior dashboard in the hope I could access the battery from above but the panel appears to have additional fixings I cant see.....Any suggestions please?

Are there any jump lead connection you can see. Check out your manual
 
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Dave Manson
Mar 2, 2022
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I can only see the normal battery HT lead bolt connections. No permanent jump leads if that’s what you mean?
 
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They usually can have an. "extension" permanent bolt type from the positive located somewhere accessible nearby.

U can use the engine block for the neg if required. Could be visible or hidden similar to below

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If your battery is the earlier under the bonnet type and the positive terminal is at the rear near the bulkhead you may be able to un -clip and lift the plastic ( heavy duty fuse) cover that is normally above the positive terminal and connect the charger positive crock- clip to any fuse terminal point under there to enable trickle charging. (the negative battery connection is straightforward)
If that is not possible , and you can get to the starter motor ,its main power supply cable will be going back to the positive terminal on the starter battery and could be used as a connection point for the charger positive lead.
 
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Dave Manson
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there is normally provision near the main fuse box under the bonnet for connection of jump leads . although i admit i dont know your van layout.
Many thanks for your reply Phil. Unfortunately the main fuse box isn’t under the bonnet on our van. It’s actually under the central seating area..
 
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Couple of examples of jump start / charger points under bonnet where manufacturer knows access to battery is difficult. Bottom one is on a sprinter van.

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If your battery is the earlier under the bonnet type and the positive terminal is at the rear near the bulkhead you may be able to un -clip and lift the plastic ( heavy duty fuse) cover that is normally above the positive terminal and connect the charger positive crock- clip to any fuse terminal point under there to enable trickle charging. (the negative battery connection is straightforward)
If that is not possible , and you can get to the starter motor ,its main power supply cable will be going back to the positive terminal on the starter battery and could be used as a connection point for the charger positive lead.
Many thanks for your reply GeoffnDee. Battery is under the bonnet and the positive terminal is at the rear near the bulkhead. Unfortunately (as far as I can see) there is no heavy duty plastic cover to unclip and access the positive terminal. I’ll have another look tomorrow. I’ll also have a look at the starter power cable option.. let you know how I get on..
If your battery is the earlier under the bonnet type and the positive terminal is at the rear near the bulkhead you may be able to un -clip and lift the plastic ( heavy duty fuse) cover that is normally above the positive terminal and connect the charger positive crock- clip to any fuse terminal point under there to enable trickle charging. (the negative battery connection is straightforward)
If that is not possible , and you can get to the starter motor ,its main power supply cable will be going back to the positive terminal on the starter battery and could be used as a connection point for the charger positive lead

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