02-11-2008, 12:33 PM
Location: Mtns of Western NC & SW FLA
Join Date: Sep 2004
Mein Auto: '01 X5 3.0 '02VetteVert
Originally Posted by fetener
How do you get to the battery in order to replace it? My husband is going to do it but as with everthing with the bmw's there is always a trick to it.
Lift out rear deck panel, pull out spare tire and have at it!
The black turtle looking cover has only three bolts that hold it down:
undo those and lift it out of the way.
Here's my DIY post with pics from another board...also see link at end of first post,
just above first pic, for detail on which bolts to undo from "turtle", if that is confusing.
Be certain to reinstall the vent tube on battery. Whole job is <30mins, including breaks.
'01 X5 3.0 Sport, 5 Spd Manual, etc.
'02 VetteVert 6 Spd, Z51 susp.
'10 Hyundai Tucson for the CEO, & 3 Assorted M'Cycles.
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