since 1997 of release

Repair and car operation

Foltsvagen Golf 4
+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 2. Engine
+ 3. Cooling system
+ 4. Fuel system
+ 5. Exhaust system
+ 6. Ventilation and heating system
+ 7. Coupling
+ 8. Transmission
+ 9. Suspension brackets and power shafts
+ 10. Steering
+ 11. Wheels and tires
+ 12. Brake system
+ 13. Body
- 14. Electric equipment and electroschemes
   14.1. Filament lamps
   14.2. Electric chains
   + 14.3. Detection of not closed chain
   14.4. Safety locks
   - 14.5. Accumulator
      14.5.1. Rules of care of the accumulator
      14.5.2. Accumulator check
      14.5.3. Battery charging
      14.5.4. Accumulator removal
      14.5.5. Accumulator installation
      14.5.6. The remarks concerning the accumulator with ventilating caps
      14.5.7. Charging system
   + 14.6. Generator
   + 14.7. Starter
   14.8. Replacement of bulbs of external lighting
   14.9. Removal and installation of an additional signal of braking
   14.10. Replacement of bulbs of internal lighting
   + 14.11. Devices of external lighting
   + 14.12. Adjustment of light of headlights
   14.13. Removal and installation of a combination of devices
   14.14. Removal and installation of switches of a steering column
   14.15. Removal and installation of switches
   14.16. Removal and radio receiver installation
   14.17. Removal and installation of high-frequency loudspeakers
   14.18. Removal and installation of low-frequency loudspeakers
   14.19. Recommendations about phone installation
   14.20. Aerial
   14.21. Check of a heater of back glass
   + 14.22. Explanations to electric circuits
   + 14.23. Schemes of electric equipment of the VW Golf car since September, 1997.

14.5. Accumulator

14.5.1. Rules of care of the accumulator


If you are going to keep operability of the battery throughout the longest period of time, observe the following rules.

At the idle engine switch off all electric devices in the car.

Disconnection of the battery from a network of the car begin with a negative wire.

Each 15–20 days (through 2 500 km of run) wipe the accumulator from dirt in order to avoid its self-category. With the same purpose it is necessary to eliminate begin to flow electrolit and to isolate from the case a fixing frame.

The accumulator should be reliably fixed on the car. Watch that plugs of wires were strongly fixed on accumulator conclusions, explosion otherwise is possible.

The accumulator can continuously work in a starterny mode no more than 15 seconds; the break between cycles should make not less than 60 seconds.

Periodically check the voltmeter the tension developed by the relay regulator. Indications are necessary for removing directly on accumulator plugs at the working, heated-up engine. The size of tension should keep within a range from 13,8 to 14,5 Volts.

On served accumulators it is desirable to check level and electrolit density through each 3 000 km. Level of electrolit is checked on a special mark in transparent cases or by means of a special glass tube in opaque cases. The electrolit should close the upper edge of plates on 10–15 mm. The density of electrolit is checked by means of the areometer. If the density became lower than value of 1,23 g/cm3 in the winter and 1,19 g/cm3 in the summer, additional charge is necessary.

Even if the generator and a regulator of tension are serviceable, and electrolit level in norm, additional charge by means of the charger is necessary once a month in the winter and each 6 months in other seasons.

It is possible to store the accumulator filled in with electrolit only completely charged, thus the density of electrolit should be checked once a month.

Some councils

Battery charging make a current making exactly 0,1 from nominal capacity. For example, the accumulator in capacity 50 And / is necessary for charging a current force 5 And, at the unscrewed jams of jellied openings h.

It is not necessary to fill in in the accumulator of electrolits with specific weight more than 1,28 g/cm3. Trying to increase thus a starting current, you in a short period will put out of action the accumulator. For the same reason to lead up electrolit level to norm it is possible only the distilled water.

In the opaque served battery level of electrolit can be measured by means of a hollow glass tubule, having closed one its end a finger. In taken "test" the height of a column of liquid in a tube will correspond to height of excess of level of electrolit over the upper edge of plates.

It is necessary to remove begin to flow electrolit or to neutralize possibility of influence of electrolit on surrounding subjects; to make it it is possible by means of 10 percent solution of sal ammoniac or soda.

Operation of the discharged battery, especially is not allowed in the winter.

In the discharged accumulator the water percent in electrolit is too high. The electrolit can freeze and put out of action the accumulator case. Do not try to charge the frozen accumulator a big current or to get the car from an extraneous source. Let's to the accumulator thaw, and then try to restore it by a charging a current of small force, and it still can serve.

Crack in bank of the served accumulator – not always the reason of its replacement. Pour out electrolit, dry up and wash out gasoline a crack then process it a file. The sawdust formed at cutting of a crack, mix with epoksidny glue or a shpatlevka. With the received structure carefully cover a crack. After this procedure of electrolits fill in not earlier than in 24 hours.