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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 01-22-2005, 11:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 91 e30 with a battery drain problem. Batt and alt check out ok, current draw is a little high. Pulled all fuses and havent isolated the short. Anyone have experience with any common electrical issues with this model? Thanks.
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Originally posted by mark30h@Jan 22 2005, 10:30 AM
I have a 91 e30 with a battery drain problem. Batt and alt check out ok, current draw is a little high. Pulled all fuses and havent isolated the short. Anyone have experience with any common electrical issues with this model? Thanks.
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iv got a 91 318is, and no problems with that, cept when the alt went. umm do you have the stock radio in it? if not look on the back and see if any loose wires are touching metal, you could have a short there, and if anything isn't working correctly trace the wiring back and it will prolly be shorted out and thats whats draining your battery.
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Originally posted by Kowalski+Jan 22 2005, 03:42 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Kowalski @ Jan 22 2005, 03:42 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-mark30h@Jan 22 2005, 10:30 AM
I have a 91 e30 with a battery drain problem. Batt and alt check out ok, current draw is a little high. Pulled all fuses and havent isolated the short. Anyone have experience with any common electrical issues with this model? Thanks.
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iv got a 91 318is, and no problems with that, cept when the alt went. umm do you have the stock radio in it? if not look on the back and see if any loose wires are touching metal, you could have a short there, and if anything isn't working correctly trace the wiring back and it will prolly be shorted out and thats whats draining your battery.
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you may be right- its my sons car and a new radio has been installed- as soon as the 3' of snow that has landed stops, thats probably the best place to start. thanks
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