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E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013)
The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 04-17-2013, 03:49 PM
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Arrow Positive Cable to battery and IBS issue?

So i have this 2007 650i and i didnt had any problems until i would see a notification of battery discharged while stopped. I then looked at my trunk too see my battery and it seems that my positive cable which is a foot long seems to be burning? ( turning black) Anyway i could fix this problem or do i really have to take it to the dealer? Also do i also have to buy a new IBS cable??? HELP ME!!!!! thanks
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:17 PM
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Have you had the battery cable recall work done to your car yet? If you have just bought the car the first things I would do:

- Disconnect the battery now
- Call the dealer to check if recall was done

There is a safety recall in relation to the cable coming from the battery, it chafes ' shirts against the bodywork & next your car goes up in flames!
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:24 PM
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yes i have changed the battery and its in good condition. The recall i did it last year and they said its not from that. It's a red positive short cable. I just took the car to a dealer mckenna in norwalk ca and they say i need a positive cable and also advise to get a ibs cable and its will cost 880 to get the cables. Is that fair price or what should i do??
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:25 PM
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Have you had the battery cable recall work done to your car yet? If you have just bought the car the first things I would do:

- Disconnect the battery now
- Call the dealer to check if recall was done

There is a safety recall in relation to the cable coming from the battery, it chafes ' shirts against the bodywork & next your car goes up in flames!
Really?
Are you aware of any cars going up in flames? I've not seen that.
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:21 PM
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I should ha e said there's a "potential" for the car to go up in flames. I don't think there have been any officily confirmed cases of cars burning out but about 1% of all potentially affected BMWs that had the recall done showed signs of damage. BMW did the recall due to the safety element of the problem.
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:37 PM
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I would contact BMWNA concerning the repair that was made. I can not remember the recall specifics, but that sounds like why the recall was done. As far as the 880.00 repair from the dealer, I would turn & run away!
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:50 PM
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I should ha e said there's a "potential" for the car to go up in flames. I don't think there have been any officily confirmed cases of cars burning out but about 1% of all potentially affected BMWs that had the recall done showed signs of damage. BMW did the recall due to the safety element of the problem.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:22 AM
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thanks everyone i will let a small bmw mechanic take a look at it and see what happens. I will keep you posted.
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