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Service the Battery Safely

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Battery electrolyte contains sulfuric acid. It is poisonous and can cause serious burns:

• Wear eye protection and gloves.

• Keep skin protected.

• If electrolyte is swallowed, get medical attention immediately.

• If electrolyte is splashed into eyes, flush immediately with water for 15-30 minutes and get medical attention.

• If electrolyte is splashed onto skin, flush immediately with water and get medical attention if necessary.

The battery produces a flammable and explosive gas. The battery may explode:

• Do not smoke near battery.

• Wear eye protection and gloves.

• Do not allow direct metal contact across battery posts.

• Remove negative cable first when disconnecting.

• Install negative cable last when connecting.

Checking Battery Electrolyte Level

NOTE: Add only distilled water to replace battery electrolyte.

1. Park the machine safely. (See Parking Safely in the SAFETY section.)

2. Remove battery cell caps. Make sure cap vents are not plugged.


3. Check electrolyte level. Electrolyte (B) should be approximately halfway between bottom of filler neck (A) and top of plates (C).

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Do not overfill battery. Electrolyte can overflow when battery is charged and cause damage.

4. Add only distilled water if necessary.

5. Install battery cell caps.

Removing and Installing the Battery


1. Park machine safely. (See Parking Safely in the SAFETY Section.)

2. Remove hood.

3. Remove battery cover.


4. Disconnect negative (–) battery cable (A).

5. Push red cover (B) away from positive (+) battery cable and remove cable from battery.

6. Remove battery.


1. Place battery on battery tray.

2. Connect positive (+) cable to battery first, then negative (-) cable.

3. Apply dielectric grease to terminals to prevent corrosion.

4. Slide red cover over positive battery cable.

5. Install battery cover.

Cleaning Battery and Terminals

1. Park machine safely. (See Parking Safely in the SAFETY section.)

2. Disconnect and remove battery.

3. Wash battery with solution of four tablespoons of baking soda to one gallon of water. Be careful not to get the soda solution into the cells.

4. Rinse the battery with plain water and dry.

5. Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright.

6. Install battery.

7. Attach cables to battery posts using washers and nuts.

8. Apply general purpose grease or silicone spray to terminal to prevent corrosion.

Using Booster Battery

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! The battery produces a flammable and explosive gas. The battery may explode:

• Do not smoke or have open flame near battery.

• Wear eye protection and gloves.

• Do not jump start or charge a frozen battery. Warm battery to 16?C (60?F).

• Do not connect the negative (-) booster cable to the negative (-) terminal of the discharged battery. Connect at a good ground location away from the discharged battery.


A - Booster Battery

B - Disabled Vehicle Battery

1. Connect positive (+) booster cable to booster battery (A) positive (+) post (C).

2. Connect the other end of positive (+) booster cable to the disabled vehicle battery (B) positive (+) post (D).

3. Connect negative (–) booster cable to booster battery negative (–) post (E).

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Electric charge from booster battery can damage machine components. Do not install negative booster cable to machine frame. Install only to the engine block.

Install negative booster cable away from moving parts in the engine compartment, such as belts and fan blades.

4. Connect the other end (F) of negative (–) booster cable to a metal part of the disabled machine engine block away from battery.

5. Start the engine of the disabled machine and run machine for several minutes.

6. Carefully disconnect the booster cables in the exact reverse order: negative cable first and then the positive cable.

Replacing Headlight Bulb

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Halogen light bulb contains gas under pressure. The bulb may shatter if the glass is scratched or dropped. Wear eye protection and handle bulb with care when replacing.

1. Raise hood.


2. Disconnect wire harness (A) from defective bulb assembly (B).

3. Turn bulb assembly 1/4 turn counterclockwise to remove.

4. Insert new bulb assembly into housing and turn 1/4 turn clockwise to install.

5. Connect wire harness.

6. Lower hood.

Replacing Taillight Bulb


1. Depress tab (A) and turn bulb assembly counterclockwise 1/4 turn to release.

2. Remove bulb assembly from housing.


3. Remove bulb (B) from socket.

4. Replace bulb.

5. Insert bulb assembly into housing.

Replacing Fuses

Locate Fuses



A - Fuseblock behind left side panel

B - Fuse under pedestal

C - Fuse under fender deck on right side of machine

Remove and Check Fuses

1. Pull fuse (A) from socket.


2. Check metal clip (B) in fuse window. Discard fuse if clip is broken.

3. Install fuse.