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Old 01-31-2005, 05:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey all,

I noticed that my car batter is in the trunk...which is kinda cool. But, do all E36 BMW's have their batteries in the trunk? Does it matter on the year? Thanks,

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Old 01-31-2005, 06:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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well i own 2 e36s and they are both back there... its safe to say thats where they go...

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in e36 yes they are in the back.
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makes it easyer for amp installs, lol
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yeah, i remember when i first checked out my e36 in the dealerlot it took me a loooooong time to find out that the battery was in the trunk...even the dealer didnt know....
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makes it easyer for amp installs, lol
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ya damn right!!!... i think thats what bmw was thinking about when they put the battery back there..!! heh!! even though the RCA's are still a bitch!
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Originally posted by Cruzin 323is+Feb 1 2005, 12:00 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Cruzin 323is @ Feb 1 2005, 12:00 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-Rooz@Jan 31 2005, 11:23 PM
makes it easyer for amp installs, lol
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ya damn right!!!... i think thats what bmw was thinking about when they put the battery back there..!! heh!! even though the RCA's are still a bitch!
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Yeah, i guess it evens out, bcs the rca were a real pain in the rear to run under the carpet and all, geez, that was one horrible saturday for my hands, lol
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yeah mines in the trunk it makes it easier to jump the car with another car witht hte normal front battery mounted cars and it is better weight distribution
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yeah mines in the trunk it makes it easier to jump the car with another car witht hte normal front battery mounted cars and it is better weight distribution
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Lol, never thought about that. :P But yeah, it would make sense. And yet another reason to say : "BMW the ultimate driving machine!"
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Who knows. It might have something to do with the 50/50 weight distribution. I know some 4-cylinder E36s have the battery under the hood. I don't know if this is true for any US spec models, but I know for sure not all E36s carry the battery in the trunk.

Funny stoyr: back when I was naive (an lazy) I took my car to Wal-Mart for an oil change (I know, I know... I change my own oil now) and got their "15-point service," which includes checking the battery. In the service description sheet they gave me when I got my car back, one of the entries read: "-Test Battery - DECLINED Parts missing"!!! Whow would ever think that I am driving my car around without a battery?! I still can't figure that out.
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yeah mines in the trunk it makes it easier to jump the car with another car witht hte normal front battery mounted cars and it is better weight distribution
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hehe it took me so long to write my pst that by the time I got done someone had mentioned the weight distribution issue. It's no joke, by the way: you have heard of low-weight batteries, so you know that it can make a difference.
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yeah mines in the trunk it makes it easier to jump the car with another car witht hte normal front battery mounted cars and it is better weight distribution
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u can just a bmw from both!! front and back!! u ever see the little "red +" under the hood.. thats the positive prong for jumping the car!
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yeah mines in the trunk it makes it easier to jump the car with another car witht hte normal front battery mounted cars and it is better weight distribution
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u can just a bmw from both!! front and back!! u ever see the little "red +" under the hood.. thats the positive prong for jumping the car!
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True. I think this is actually a more practical way pf doing it. Getting to the battery access post under the hood is easier than getting to the battery inside the trunk IMO.
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