Car: 2011 Chrysler 300 Limited
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Sacramento, CA
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Preparations for Jump Start
On page 419 of the owner's manual, it specifically says to use the remote positive and negative posts in the front engine compartment on the right side, NOT the actual battery in the trunk.
To be clear, this means on the LEFT side of the engine area looking under the hood from the front bumper. The positive terminal is covered with a red cap, and the negative terminal is a plain post sticking up and attached to the car's frame. These contacts are on either side of the black fuse box. There are raised graphics on the lid of the fuse box pointing out the connectors.
The connection order is:
1. Connect jumper cable to discharged vehicle's + post (under red cap on new Chrysler 300).
2. Connect other end of + cable to booster battery's + post.
3. Connect - cable to booster battery's - post.
4. Connect other end of - cable to the remote - negative post just behind the fuse box in discharged 300's engine compartment.
Then, start the engine of the vehicle with the booster battery, let idle a few minutes, then start the car with the dead battery.
Once it's running, disconnect the cables in the reverse order above, and proceed to the shop to replace the dead battery.
Extra credit: on page 12 of the manual it addresses a dead battery in the key fob. After using the manual key to get in the car, just press the black end of the fob against the Start/Stop button to start the car.
Last edited by Dave Marsh; 07-09-2012 at 08:28 PM.