There was a note the tech showed me that strongly cautioned using the dealer to reset the computer so he recommended I have them replace the battery instead of attempting it myself. It was not attached to the old battery, but neither was the vent hose, I am guessing that the installer just ignored it. Charging Battery: Figure 2 You can connect a battery charger directly to the battery or under the hood at the positive + and negative - grounding point junction. Do I need to plug the one not connected to the hose or just leave it? Start the engine on vehicle with good battery. Changed out the battery but then the car will not start. Now, I'm charging with a charger at night.
How did you test it? If something seems different, let us know and share your info to help other users. January 11, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: You will have to relearn the power window stops, etc. But randomly it will happen again. If the electrolyte is at the same level as the tops of the lead plates, add clean distilled water to the battery. Only difference is that when i connect a jump to it my car immediately starts up. I don't want to start tearing up the trunk by mistake. You may actually still need a new starter, but if you don't, you're going to be kicking yourself.
I said thanks for fixing my stereo. January 19, 2019 Followup from the Pelican Staff: No registration needed. See step 17 here for how to unbolt terminal: Give The Pelican Parts parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. With your vehicle info handy, give The Pelican Parts parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. Lo and behold, that was all it took. Time for a bigger alternator pulley to help underdrive it a bit. I tested cranking again while watching the fuel pressure gauge and it holds decent pressure while cranking.
Suggestions how to diagnose and fix this these? Not always, but can be very expensive when it happens. A little searching will find this, but I won't keep you in suspense. Something may be jammed in the trunk lid latch. Measure the old battery and new battery posts to compare. June 5, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: 2003 doe snot need programming when replacing battery. What is causing this to happen randomly? Although it could be spark as well, but it would be odd that none of the cylinders are firing. But the part itself isn't that bad.
I bought a new battery, changed oil, oil filter, etc. Just stop by any local Autozone and you can pick it up. Remove the old battery Negative then Positive 4. Tough to get to making labor a real bear. Any ideas how to reset them please. But someone in, I think , said he thought it sounded low on compression and stalling may have washed it down.
I cannot find them on the realoem diagram, and they are broken on my car. This will avoid filling your trunk with gases the battery emits during charging. Make sure the vent tube is not blocked or damaged and keep in mind that open flames or sparks around a charging battery are a potential source of battery explosion. Not through the 12 volt outlet in the vehicle. December 26, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: if you want to use a battery tender, which is the best choice, it should be connected directly to the battery or jump start terminals.
After the battery is used to start the engine, the alternator powered via the engine accessory belt takes over electrical generation and also replenishes the charge that the battery used in starting the engine. I'm having the same problem with my 2004 330xi with a brand new battery. There is an Exide tag on the new battery. Connect the other end of the positive jumper cable to positive + junction terminal red arrow vehicle with the discharged battery. Keep in mind you are dealing with lead, so make sure you clean your hands well afterwards.
Difficulty Changing your battery is really quite simple. Unbolt the top nut for the terminal. In which case I'd theoretically not be doing any damage. Have you checked the vehicle for fault codes? Everything seemed tight enough, and the belt was tracking fine at idle and when reved up, so I ran it anyway. May 10, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: More likely a faulty general module or instrument cluster. Keep in mind you are dealing with lead, so make sure you clean your hands well afterwards. This will ensure that the gasses produced by the battery will vent properly.
Recycle parts, packaging and fluids when possible. Only one way to find out. Reviving this thread is timely for me. Replacing the battery in your 330Ci involves removing the terminals. Carefully follow the directions for removal of the battery terminals. Do any of you have some thoughts as to what it may be? Next loosen the 10mm nut holding the positive terminal down and remove that.