BATTERIES AND BATTERY CABLES REPLACEMENT
THIS WORK PACKAGE COVERS
Removal, Cleaning and Inspection, Installation
Machine parked on level ground (TM 5-3805-261-
Tools and Special Tools
Parking/emergency brake applied (TM 5-3805-261-
Implements lowered to ground (TM 5-3805-261-
Engine off (TM 5-3805-261-10)
Battery disconnect switch in OFF position (TM 5-
Left and right side engine panels removed (WP
Left side plate removed from operator panel con-
To avoid injury, eye protection and acid-resistant gloves must be worn when working around batteries.
Do not smoke, use open flame, make sparks or create other ignition sources around batteries. If a battery
is giving off gases, it can explode and cause injury to personnel. Remove all jewelry such as rings, ID
tags, watches, and bracelets. If jewelry or a tool contacts a battery terminal, a direct short will result in
instant heating, injury to personnel and damage to equipment.
Sulfuric acid contained in batteries can cause serious burns. If battery corrosion or electrolyte makes
contact with skin, eyes or clothing, take immediate action to stop the corrosive burning effects. Failure
to follow these procedures may result in injury or death to personnel:
(a) Eyes. Flush with cold water for no less than 15 minutes and seek medical attention immediately.
(b) Skin. Flush with large amounts of cold water until all acid is removed. Seek medical attention as
(c) Internal. If corrosion or electrolyte is ingested, drink large amounts of water or milk. Follow with milk
of magnesia, beaten egg or vegetable oil. Seek medical attention immediately.
(d) Clothing/Equipment. Wash area with large amounts of cold water. Neutralize acid with baking soda or
If a defective disconnect switch (WP 0081 00) is suspected, check for voltage between the right side
positive terminal and a ground (not the negative post). If voltage is present, use extreme caution and
remove the negative battery cable from the left side of the switch and troubleshoot the switch.