Toyota RAV4 1998 Owner Manual

Part 7 DO IT YOURSELF MAINTENANCE

Part 7 DO IT YOURSELF MAINTENANCE

’98 Rav4U
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Part 7
DO- IT- YOURSELF
MAINTENANCE—
Chapter 7- 3
Electrical components
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Checking battery condition
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Battery recharging precautions
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Checking and replacing fuses
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Adding washer fluid
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Replacing light bulbs
CAUTION
BATTERY PRECAUTIONS
The battery produces flammable and
explosive hydrogen gas.
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Do not cause a spark from the bat-
tery with tools.
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Do not smoke or light a match near
the battery.
The electrolyte contains poisonous
and corrosive sulfuric acid.
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Avoid contact with eyes, skin or
clothes.
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Never ingest electrolyte.
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Wear protective safety glasses when
working near the battery.
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Keep children away from the bat-
tery.
EMERGENCY MEASURES
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If electrolyte gets in your eyes,
flush your eyes with clean water
immediately and get immediate
medical attention. If possible, con-
tinue to apply water with a sponge
or cloth while en route to the medi-
cal office.
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If electrolyte gets on your skin,
thoroughly wash the contact area. If
you feel pain or burning, get medi-
cal attention immediately.
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If electrolyte gets on your clothes,
there is a possibility of its soaking
through to your skin, so immediate-
ly take off the exposed clothing and
follow the procedure above, if nec-
essary.
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If you happen to swallow electro-
lyte, drink a large quantity of water
or milk. Follow with milk of magne-
sia, beaten raw egg or vegetable
oil. Then go immediately for emer-
gency help.
Checking battery condition—
—Precautions