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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 09-20-2005, 12:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am planning to do the SI Board batteries for my '86 eta, just want to double check... Are there 2, 1.2 volt rechargeable"AA" NiCads? Or could I use 2 rechargeable NiMH batteries instead? I just want to be sure I get it right the first time! And would anyone recommend doing a "remote installation" of the batteries for easier access down the road?

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Great question! I was kinda wondering the same thing, as I have a write up to do it, but haven't ever found out what kind of batteries I need to get.
If someone could tell me what I need to ask/look for at WalMart/Radio Shack, that would be great!
I would probably mount them in the same place, but that's only because I wouldn't want them hanging out in the open where they can fall out and stuff.
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yes a write up would be most cool..... +2

oh and Josh does your avaitar come from Braverygone.com?
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Bump.

Any ideas? Can you interchangeably use a pair of Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) rechargeable, or is it exclusvely Nickel Cadmium (NiCad) batteries?
They ARE standard AA sized aren't they? If so, they are 1.2 volts yes? And are they wired in Series or Parallel? Sorry for so many questions, but I really want to get this one right the first time!

As usual... THANKS!!!

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