Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)

X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
Talk about the E83 BMW X3 in this forum!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-20-2015, 03:35 PM
Cookie817 Cookie817 is offline
Registered User
Location: Charlotte
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 1
Mein Auto: X3
Unhappy Battery

Hello all,

I just put in a brand new battery and everything was checked at the time (alternator etc). I just went to start it because I have not driven it a couple of weeks and it won't start. Shouldn't happen right especially if all electrical was checked at the time the battery was installed?

Thanks!
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 06-20-2015, 05:04 PM
marvinstockman marvinstockman is offline
Registered User
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 37
Mein Auto: 1997 M#
Simplest explanation is that the new battery was not fully charged when it was put in the car. I'd charge it up and see what happens.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-20-2015, 07:08 PM
timgray timgray is offline
Freshly Addicted
Location: Michigan
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 425
Mein Auto: 2007 X3
What do you mean "it will not start"?

we need an exact description of what happens from when you put in the key to what happens when you turn it. Does engine spin and not start? does it sit there dark with nothing? what exactly happens?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-21-2015, 01:44 AM
Burning2nd's Avatar
Burning2nd Burning2nd is offline
Under the lift arms
Location: Under the lift arms
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 7,034
Mein Auto: E39 540, E36 328is, E83x3
Parasitic draw,

something is remaining on thru out the night and killed the battery...
__________________
Specializing In BMW, Audi, Mercedes Benz ,Volkswagen, Volvo



15486372<-----
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-25-2015, 02:58 PM
dukedkt442 dukedkt442 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Upstate, NY
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1,131
Mein Auto: 08 E83; '86 442; 84 GMC
Quote:
Originally Posted by Burning2nd View Post
Parasitic draw,

something is remaining on thru out the night and killed the battery...
This; if it can happen overnight, can definitely happen over a few weeks. Likely, whatever killed your last battery.
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

See More Related BMW Stories


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2015 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms