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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 02-04-2007, 06:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Battery Cover Needed - Where can I find one

I want to find the part to cover the battery in the trunk of my 1989 325i and have not been able to find one on any of the sites I have looked at. Any ideas on where I might look for this and also what are the dealers calling this part as that might be part of my problem in finding it.

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I might have a cover. Is it a 4 door or a two door? what are measurements?
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I can't imagin life with the battery in the trunk....wierd.
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10 BATTERY COVER 1 09/1987 51471884346 $36.83

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The battery should be in the trunk.
Good for weight distribution.
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I can't imagin life with the battery in the trunk....wierd.
Your battery is under the hood? WTF?
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Your battery is under the hood? WTF?
^^^yup, convertable ftw.

I laugh when I think about pulling up to help jump start someones car and then opening my trunk and the dude being like "wtf? your battery's in the trunk?"

I think that'd be funny...
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battery under the hood sucks for weight distribution...thats why its in the trunk...

i have had both but i must say i preffer battery in trunk, so much more convenient....especially for jumping(how many times have you had to be in an awkward situation of trying to get 2 cars nose to nose just to connect the wires...seriously, doesnt work well in the side of the freeway/highway lol)/wiring up amps is cake and you still get a + distribution block under the hood...so whenever you need a positive connection under the hood, you still have one...best of both worlds
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^^^yup, convertable ftw.

I laugh when I think about pulling up to help jump start someones car and then opening my trunk and the dude being like "wtf? your battery's in the trunk?"

I think that'd be funny...
I had a buddy that I was going to boost grab the cables and go directly to the front of my car....this is AFTER I had already backed up to his hood. He was like...
dude guy: "why are you going in the trunk?"
me: "because that's where my battery is"
dude guy: "well that's pretty fuckin' stupid!"

...I shoulda' smacked him

I proceeded to extol the virtues of a trunk mounted battery in these cars, he still didn't get it. (he drives an old POS ford, so i really can't blame him i guess)
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