BATTERY AND BATTERY CABLES MAINTENANCE - CONTINUED
Open compartment access door (1).
Remove all jewelry such as rings, ID tags, watches, and bracelets when working around batteries. If
jewelry or a tool contacts a battery terminal, a direct short may result, causing instant heating and elec-
tric shock at the point of short circuit. Damage to equipment and injury to personnel could result.
Cover battery posts with a clean, dry rag to protect against electric shock.
Disconnect battery cables in sequence as described in steps 2 and 3.
Pull back protective cover (2). Loosen nut (3) and remove cable clamp (4) from terminal (5).
Repeat step 2 for terminals (7, 8, and 6).
Remove four locknuts (9), washers (10), and battery hold-down (11) from two batteries (12). Discard locknuts.
Mark bottom of rods to aid in installation.
Loosen nuts (13), washers (14), and remove both front rods (15) from battery compartment. Inspect front and rear rods
for damage. Replace any rods that are damaged.