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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 06-15-2008, 11:07 AM
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2000 323i battery

The battery on my 2000 323i is dead--I've tried all the usual suspects (Pep Boys, Advance, etc.) and the only replacement battery I can find is at the BMW dealer for about $200. Are there are any other batteries that are compatible or do I have suck it up and spend $200? Also, how do I change the battery myself?

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Old 06-15-2008, 11:09 AM
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Replacement is as easy as removing the carpet and stiff trunk floor piece, giving the two screws holding the right plastic tray in the trunk a half-turn, removing the tray, and then removing the battery (a 10mm nut holds the terminals onto the battery). Takes 5-10 mins.
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