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Originally Posted by greenside View Post
I seem to remember seeing somewhere that it's recommended to turn on the side-lights before connecting the jump-leads. It seems to cut down on surges.

Personally, I think it is more important to avoid making sparks when connecting and that's why I would connect both positive ends first then the negative to the good battery and lastly the negative to the chassis or engine. I guess this can also be done with the sidelights on so I'll bear that in mind should the need ever arise again.

@ Rustymini... Did you read the thread I pointed you to and did it seem like the same problem?

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