Jump Starting 2016 Dodge Challenger


Jump Starting 2016 Dodge Challenger. Safety First..

If your 2016 Dodge Challenger (or 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT) has a discharged battery it can be jumpstarted using a set of jumper cables and a battery in another vehicle, or by using a portable battery booster pack. Jump-starting can be dangerous if done improperly so please follow the procedures and acknowledge the warnings and cautions in your 2016 Dodge Challenger Owner's Manual or 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Owner's Manual, carefully.

Preparations for jump-starting 2016 Dodge Challenger.

The battery is stored under an access cover in the trunk. Remote battery posts are located on the right side of the engine compartment for jumpstarting.

Jump start remote battery posts location on a 2016 Dodge Challenger

In the image above: 1 — Remote Positive (+) Post ; 2 — Remote Negative (-) Post

  1. Set the parking brake, shift into PARK (automatic transmission) or 1st gear (manual transmission) and cycle the ignition to OFF.
  2. Turn off the heater, radio, and all unnecessary electrical accessories.
  3. If using another vehicle to jump-start the battery, park the vehicle within the jumper cables reach, set the parking brake and make sure the ignition is OFF.

Connecting the jumper cables on your 2016 Dodge Challenger.

  1. Connect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable to the remote positive (+) post of the vehicle with the discharged battery.
  2. Connect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper cable to the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
  3. Connect the negative (-) end of the jumper cable to the negative (-) post of the booster battery.
  4. Connect the opposite end of the negative (-) jumper cable to the remote negative (-) post of the vehicle with the discharged battery
  5. Start the engine in the vehicle that has the booster battery, let the engine idle a few minutes, and then start the engine in the vehicle with the discharged battery.
  6. Once the engine is started, remove the jumper cables in the reverse sequence.

Disconnecting The Jumper Cables

  1. Disconnect the negative (-) end of the jumper cable from the remote negative (-) post of the vehicle with the discharged battery
  2. Disconnect the opposite end of the negative (-) jumper cable from the negative (-) post of the booster battery.
  3. Disconnect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable from the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
  4. Disconnect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper cable from the remote positive (+) post of the vehicle with the discharged battery

If frequent jump-starting is required to start your vehicle you should have the battery and charging system inspected by a mechanic, or by your dealership.