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#1 (permalink) Old 07-28-2005, 02:21 PM
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Hello Bimmer people! First post...need some advice please!

Yesterday morning when I went to start my 2001 325i (grey/black leather w/sport pkg )...the electric system sort of cut on/off rapidly...lights flashed etc. Second try it started. It's done basically the same thing...kind of slow to crank, but it has started.

Could this be an electrical problem? Or simply a dying battery? Could not find anything in the manual, and want to avoid taking it to the dealer if it's only a battery...but the way it's acting is strange. Any help appreciated.

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Sounds like it is just a dying battery, especially since it is about 4 years old. Its always best however to have the charging system checked along with the key-off system draw in order to be sure that nothing is causing the battery to not maintain a charge.

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Originally posted by Dirty_Tool@Jul 28 2005, 08:58 PM
Sounds like it is just a dying battery, especially* since it is about 4 years old. Its always best however to have the charging system checked along with the key-off system draw in order to be sure that nothing is causing the battery to not maintain a charge.

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Thanks DT...any suggestions on a battery? Sam's Club has an Interstate (MTD-91) but needs a vent tube adapter (which they don't have)...and not sure it has enought cranking volts.
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