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Location/Orientation of Negative/Ground Strap

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When facing the front of a 2001 Boxster, the ground/negative strap is on what side of the battery? I've searched the archives unsuccessfully and the perspective of the battery box is unclear to me in PET parts katalog illustration 902-55. My aim is to correctly jump start the Boxster because it has been sitting idle for two months. Please advise. Many thanks in advance. :lightbulb:

David Cmelik

01 Box 5sp "seal gray metallic"

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If you are standing in front of the car and looking at the battery it is the right hand one (driver's side).

You can always tell the negative lead by:

1) it usually goes straight to the body of the car

2) there is a negative (-) sign next to it on the battery

3) the positive side is usually covered with a plastic/rubber boot that has to be removed in order to get to the retaining screw.

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Thank you, ar38070. I also think I could test it with a multimeter, black prong of the multimeter on the chassis, red prong of the multimeter on one of the leads. If I get a trickle of juice, I have found the positive lead. If not, I have found the negative lead . . . just a thought.

I did search for the boot, for writing +/-on the battery, and for obvious signs that one of the cables led to the chassis. It wasn't clear to me, but I will have another check. On my old 928, this was a similar get-to-know-your-car sort of thing. Ultimately, someone was kind enough to just state that the negative lead was one or the other.

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