Re: Posibility of electrical damage?
I have jump started the spider several times in the past few months due to it being sat in the garage not going anywhere, and if you jump it properly it shouldn't cause any problems. Sequence should follow:-
1. Donor car with engine running, dead car with key removed.
2. Attach red (+ve) lead to donor car first, then to dead car.
3. Attach black (-ve) lead to donor car first, then to good earth point on dead car.
4. Try starting dead car after a minute or so, but don't try for longer than 2-3 seconds.
5. If it starts, happy days, if not leave a bit longer then try.
6. Once started disconnect black lead from dead car first, then donor car (making sure you don't touch anything).
7. Then remove red lead from dead car first, then donor car.
8. Take both cars for a run to top them back up (I try not to use anything electric for the first run to give a good charge).
Some people have posted ECU or key code problems after jump starting, but it hasn't happened to me yet, fingers crossed.
< Rob >
Spider 2.0 TS 1997
156 2.0 TS Selespeed 1999 (now sold)
147 2.0 TS Lusso 2002