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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 02-09-2009, 09:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ok...i have a 325e and something is draining my battery bad...if i leave my car not running for about 6 hours then my battery is dead the next time i try and start it..i hooked up a volt meter and then unplugged each fuse 1 by 1 and the meter was still showing something was pulling...im thinking it could be the starter cause its happend to people i know...so does anyone else think thats it or do you have any other sugestions???
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Maibe its bad ground contact
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Old 02-09-2009, 01:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Maibe its bad ground contact
+1 to that

I would also check all of your relays and for shits and giggles see if your glove box light it turning off. The light shouldnt drain your battery in 6-7 hours but you never know.
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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how old is the battery usually old batteries suck at holding a charge i had to put a new battery in mine and the way I wired my headunit it always has power(once I hooked it up and got it going I didn't want to mess with it anymore) and it takes almost four or five days to drain the battery with out running the car
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i'd put a new battery in it....for a start (no pun intended)
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but the easiest way to tell is pull the ground cable from the battery and then reattach it the next morning. Quite simple.
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i do unplug the battery ever night and it starts fine in the morning so i dont think its the batter...
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Try with new batery...year ago I have same problem.New batery was solution
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:50 PM   #10 (permalink)
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ok new update..i went to get in the car after school and it wouldnt turn on...so i left it alone for about 10 mins and went back out and it fired right up...now the people before me moved the battery and all the wires to trunk...(dont know why but they did) so could it be a bad conection coming from up front to the back??? or the starter??? or the altenator????Please help me...im stranded at home with no ride
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have you cleaned the battery posts and connectors? They tend to build up this white stuff, calcium deposits I think on the posts that kill the circuit and only burn off after use. I'd make sure that your battery posts and associated clamps are really clean. That can make a tremendous difference...good luck
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Well i left the battery connected last night and went out for school this morning and the batter was fully charged. wasnt drained a bit...so i have no clue whats going on with the car
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are you sure you tried all the fuses I do believe there are also two or three other fuses that arn't on the fuse block but almost parallel to it
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I tried every fuse that is located in the fuse box....now if there are others then i dont have a clue where they are at or what they go to....
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