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Of course you get a lot of opinion out here - when a question gets posted, people try to help. But since we don't have the car in front of us, we can only make suggestions based on knowledge and past experience.
You said earlier you hadn't had the alternator tested. An alternator test will reveal if the diodes are bad. I know of people that had their battery drained down due to bad diodes in the alternator.
When you here a click, it could be the battery is dead. So either the alternator isn't charging the battery or the battery is bad and isn't holding a charge. You stated the battery is brand new - so the next thing to check is the alternator.
A short in the electrical system could also draw down your battery. I had that happen in my car and I know another BMW owner going thru that problem right now. But the way to look for that is another opinion.
Good Luck with the problem Jody02 - hope the mechanic can find it.
Electrical problems can be a real you know what to find.
I know I've spent a lot of time pulling out my hair trying to troubleshoot mine.
I'm not an experienced mechanic but I've learned a lot from reading the manual and from the suggestions people make on the forums. Sometimes the suggestions fix the problem and sometimes they don't but even then, I learn something new from all of the comments.
So I hope it's something simple to fix.
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