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Battery appears dead in my v70

I need help finding and replacing the battery in my 2000 year v70 station wagon. Also need to know if i can jump start the car safely.

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The battery is located in the rear of the car under the storage tray (or under the third row seat foot tray if you have the third row option). Open the rearmost carpeted cover and undo the two twist fasteners on the sides of the storage tray or third row foot well tray. Remove the tray and you will see a black metal bracket to the left of the spare tire. There are two 13mm nuts and a 13mm head bolt holding this bracket in place. Remove these to take off the cover.

Jump starting is possible, but probably best from the engine compartment, between the engine lift loop (good negative earth point, and the positive side of the starter motor solenoid. This should be a large connection with a nut and bolt connection.

If the battery is past it's best - it would be better to replace it than try to charge the old one. They rarely recover 100% if fully discharged past 10.6 volts.
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Have you taken a good look around the rear of the vehicle, I have had dealings with the saloon models and they have the battery situated in the Trunk/Boot.
Take a look under the Bonnet/hood see if you can find a plastic square block with + in red if so pop the cover off and connect the supply+ jumper pos to it then the supply source NEG- to the chassis or better still a solid part of the Engine (Not Wires or flimsy parts)
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