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Old 11-12-2008, 04:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My car has been stored for the last 7 weeks. I disconnected the negative terminal when i stored it so my alarm light wouldn't slowly drain the battery. I am going to the storage tomorrow to take the car out and bring it to my mechanic to check out my "check engine light" code and have some maintenance done on it.

If i go to the storage to get my car out, and the battery doesn't have enough volts to start...what is the proper and safe way to jump start it to get it running? The battery is located under the rear passenge seat. It's a 1994 530i. Thanks!
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The procedure is same as with any other car.
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The procedure is same as with any other car.
Hi and thanks for the response. I just want to make sure i don't fry the ECU or anything else if i boost the car. It's the first car that i own where the battery is under the rear seat.
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Hi and thanks for the response. I just want to make sure i don't fry the ECU or anything else if i boost the car. It's the first car that i own where the battery is under the rear seat.
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In the 530I v8 there is an seperate + pole in the engine compartment near the right wiper...a small box with an plastic top, you can flip the top and you got your +...
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Just a little fyi, bmw likes to place the battery away from the engine bay that way the it lasts much longer not being subject to intense heat. Some of the v8s are so big there litterally isn't any room in the bay.
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