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I have a 2016 Challenger SXT Plus and I’ve tried to give a jump and can’t using jumper cables connected to the terminals located under the hood. I have to connect the jumper cables directly to the battery in the trunk in order to jump start another car. Is this normal?

Are the terminals under the hood only for receiving a jump from someone?

Inquiring minds want to know. Thanks.....


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Should be either way. Double check your Owners Manual but I bet it says to only use the terminals under the hood, I don't think they want you jumping directly from the battery, definitely more risk in that. I would follow the factory jump procedure exactly.


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Should be either way. Double check your Owners Manual but I bet it says to only use the terminals under the hood, I don't think they want you jumping directly from the battery, definitely more risk in that. I would follow the factory jump procedure exactly.


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Slidd, thank you. I’ve tried to use the terminals under the hood twice now to give someone a jump and nothing. I’ll double check the owners manual. I’ve tried wiggling the jumper cables on the posts under the hood to make sure I have a good connection and still nothing.

I was wondering if anyone else had the same experience. It’s not like I’m looking to give someone a jump. Ever since I had my battery go out on my first car I’ve always carried jumper cables. And twice now I’ve been approached by someone with a dead battery asking for a jump and both times the connections under the hood failed to jump someone’s car.


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The terminals under the hood should only be used for battery tenders. To jump someone you go right to the battery but don't use the negative terminal. Find a different ground on the body.
 

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The terminals under the hood should only be used for battery tenders. To jump someone you go right to the battery but don't use the negative terminal. Find a different ground on the body.
Not what the manual says but do what you like.

And I guess if I'm dead I'll take a jump from somebody but I'm not jumping anybody with this car. Just too risky with these electronics.


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I was able to give someone a jump start using the under the hood terminals. I didn't feel like getting in the trunk. :rolleyes:
 
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I bought one of those small jump packs fits in a carrying case about 4.5" by 7" inches it is the safest way to jump your car or someone else. It won't work if hooked up backwards and you don't risk a short or serge frying any computers in your car.
 
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