My car battery ran lost charge, im changing the alternator soon but i have no power and dont have another car to help me jump start. I do have a battery charger my question is can i just pull the battery out and charge it outside the car or should i just leave the battery and charge it.. if i leave it in the car should i charge using the jumpstart instruction where u hook it under your hood/bonnet or directly to the battery in the trunk/boot ??thnk
Leave it in the car, connect it under the hood to the correct jump start hookups. Keep in mind most batteries aren't meant to be deep cycled(used until dead).. batteries never hold a full charge after that.. so if your alt is bad, and you don't want to keep ruining batteries, change it ASAP.
yea but if the voltage regulator went bad the alternator wont charge the battery or charge it too much but in this case it havnt show sign of dimming lights and all.. but the battery charge lights came on.. so before i jump to a heavy thing i want to do battery first to see..but the BMW shop i took my car to get radiator and maintainance done said it was the regulator problem without a diagnostic either he was going by experience i cant really tell since this is my first bmw..
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