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Old 12-30-2004, 09:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 01 325i 4dr . I parked my car for 9 weeks as I was on extended vacation. Was not started once in this period..

Now im back and the car starts fine and all, but not in the first try. By default it wont start in the first try in the mornings. In Vermont the temprature dips to -10 or so and its damn cold! I dont recall having this problem before...

Also the CD player skips a bit when I hit a rough surface on the road or a bump.

Are these because the battery has not charged fully? What can i do to eliminate these problems?

thanks a lot guys
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It sounds like most of your issues are cold related and not battery related. Your battery may not be fully recharged from when you left it sitting. Some time on a good battery charger should help some. In -10 degrees though life is rough for a battery.
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for the cd changer problem. it seems lik the e46 changer skips hitting bumps to hard.
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