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Old 01-12-2013, 11:27 PM
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I have a 1998 740IL. The car has a new battery which was replaced 2 months ago. the other day the wife moved the car and everything worked fine and today I went out to take car out and the car was completely dead. No power. had battery check and is fine. I charged the battery all day and reinstalled tonight and car is still dead. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:43 AM
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Your in deep

Take it to a mechanic.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:59 AM
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i would say the same thing if not that.. a repair book is ur friend.. or autozone has repair and faqs on their to help with some problems we have not them all
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:02 AM
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Problems

Could be many different problems. You should have at the least some power coming into the car. Does your lights come on when you open the door?
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:06 AM
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If no power at all- Open the trunk and pull the fuse box to the right of the tire off. Pull each fuse out and examine them for blown fuse. Then re-seat them.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:06 AM
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Could be many different problems. You should have at the least some power coming into the car. Does your lights come on when you open the door?
im thinking its a fuse or the main breaker.. i know most cars have a main fuse under the hood.. not really sure bout the bmw's im just getting one myself
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:12 AM
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Its in the back above the battery compartment. You have to remove the service panel.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:22 AM
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Fuse box positions E38 98

yes one in the back and one in the front passenger side under hood.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:27 PM
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The one in front is left rear of the engine bay, looking from the front on mine, but it is RHD.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:14 AM
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All is good! I just didn't have enough juice in the battery. Trickle charged it over night and it fired right up. Thanks for all of the opinions!
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:26 AM
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All is good! I just didn't have enough juice in the battery. Trickle charged it over night and it fired right up. Thanks for all of the opinions!
cool im glad that work
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