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E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:24 AM
babyZ babyZ is offline
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Mein Auto: 1997 BMW Z3
Z3 Phantom Battery Drain

My car has decided it is no longer going to hold a charge over night.

Things I have checked:
Battery - it has been tested, but I suspect water in the casing + freezing temperatures
CEL's - All have been delt with - P0505 and P0455
Sound system - The entire system is ran through a bank and isolator switch

Any ideas past that that could be the culprit?
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:45 AM
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Mein Auto: 1997 Z3 2.8, 2002 M Coupe
Check if the wiring loom near your driver's side trunk hinge has frayed wires causing a short, or if you just haven't shut your trunk completely causing the trunk light to stay on continuously.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:30 AM
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Start with http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...=battery+drain

Searching on "battery drain" will turn up a ton of info.
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