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  1. E30 (1982 - 1993)
    My 88' 325i doesn't seem to be charging. I had the alternator tested multiple times at the autoparts store. Failed every test. Bought the $82 car quest rebuild, and the battery still only reads 12.6 v across the battery at idle. Brought the alternator back the next day and it also failed every...
  2. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    having charging problems on my 2000 528i. I was coming home a few weeks ago and the battery light came on, followed by all of the dash lights, and then limp mode. when i got it back to the house i checked battery voltage, it was 10.5. so i charged the battery, started the car and watched as...
  3. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hey guys! I just bought a 1997 528i and I dig it so far but in the last couple days I've had some charging system problems. I assumed it was the battery because the fella that sold it to me told me that it was fairly old so I replaced it. I was still having issues maintaining a charge so I had...
  4. Classic Bimmers
    I cant Figure it out new alternator good battery the battery light comes on and in the store the alt. puts out 13.9 volts but in the car it only puts out 2 volts im at a loss here i checked all my grounds and there good im trying to see if there is a common problem that can cause it to not...
  5. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    PLEASE IMPROVE THE STEPS BELOW SO ALL BENEFIT! (Advice is always welcome!) EDIT: Updated as per Fudman to pull the FSU rather than fuse F76. EDIT: Updated as per 540iman that the nature of the current draw implicates certain circuits. EDIT: Updated as per edjack in that the four doors must be...
  6. E30 (1982 - 1993)
    Background: Driving home and suddenly Brake Fluid, Park Brake and Battery light start fading in as the RPMs drop. When I rev up, the lights fade away. Later, ABS Light flicks on followed by Check Engine. I pull over, check under the hood and try to start. CLICK!, no luck. I get it jumped and she...
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