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Sherlock717 10-04-2012 06:58 PM

Battery indicator light? Help!
Ok guys, I just bought a new battery from auto zone, it meets all the requirements and is bigger than the stock battery. I've had it now for about six weeks and now all of the sudden the battery light comes on the dash and i have no idea what it's from. It starts fine and nothing else is wrong. Any thoughts???


MINI+BMWtek 10-04-2012 07:06 PM

Proper size battery is very important not just rated specs as battery hold downs will not fit properly. I will test battery,charging system and

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edjack 10-04-2012 11:08 PM

Take the car to AutoZone for a battery and alternator test.

helpmyfive 10-05-2012 03:11 AM

Alt bad. It wasn't making enough juice and killed your battery. You fixed the symptom not the problem.

bluebee 10-05-2012 09:40 AM


Originally Posted by edjack (Post 7114860)
Take the car to AutoZone for a battery and alternator test.

What he said.

The only thing I'd add is to CHARGE the battery first, before taking it to Autozone.

Read why in this thread:
- DIY how to test a BMW E39 battery & alternator

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