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Old 12-17-2003, 09:30 AM   #1
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Jump starting a bmw

ok how the hell do you jump start a bmw? my battierry died and it like charged itself and i havent had any problems, but how do you jump start your car if the batterie is in the trunk
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Old 12-17-2003, 09:39 AM   #2
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There are terminal posts under the hood, use them. The manual also has the information.
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Old 12-17-2003, 09:41 AM   #3
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i see the positive one but cant find the negative
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in your engine there's a little black box ( postive battery terminal) open it. and behind it there is a ground terminal that goes to the chassis. clip the jumper cables there.
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Old 12-17-2003, 09:43 AM   #5
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On my car.....the negative post is sorta behind the postive inside the area where your DSC pump is located.
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Old 12-17-2003, 09:47 AM   #6
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i checked mine and i found the negative. i have a 99 and i dont have dsc, so maybe thats why its diffrent
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even the big bolt that holds your coil/spings is a good negative
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Old 12-17-2003, 10:50 AM   #9
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Is your car a manual? If so, you may just be able to "push start" the car.
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damn! I am such a retard!

I jumped my car three times. All three times, I connect the jumper cable directly to my battery in the trunk!

I am such a retard!
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u dont use a negative post on the car that gets jumped--you use a ground
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M3Inline6, did you get the CHP job??
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damn! I am such a retard!

I jumped my car three times. All three times, I connect the jumper cable directly to my battery in the trunk!

I am such a retard!
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You should always use the car chasis as ground, not the negative terminal.
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The negative terminal is attached to the frame anyway. So it doesn't matter if you connect to the actual negative terminal or the chasis of the car.

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just connect the positive (under the hood) to the positive on the other car, then the negitive to the other car...then ground the other negitive to ur car...i think thats how it goes?
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That process is still frozen due to the state budget. Once that's taken care of, then they'll open the Academy and I'll be all good.

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I also have another outlet. My g/f's boss has a cousin that does the background for LAPD. He said he could get me through that after I take the written/physical. He could use his "pull" to get me through the oral. I'd be doing either L.A./Ontario Airport Customs work. I really don't want to commute, but that's the price I'll have to pay if I want the job.......unless, I get Ontario as my initial assignment.
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Wow, seems like you have the job opportunities goin' for ya. Hopefully we'll get out of this deficit soon!


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That process is still frozen due to the state budget. Once that's taken care of, then they'll open the Academy and I'll be all good.

Update however....

Tested for Covina P.D. Got as far as the oral exam, but I didn't pass it. There were a pretty large number of individuals that made it to the oral process in that situation, but there were only 3 positions. It's a difficult process to overcome. I also applied to Upland & Ontario P.D. I work for the Govt., so I may try to lateral into the Sheriff's dept. (see pic ). I have my test 2/3/04!

I also have another outlet. My g/f's boss has a cousin that does the background for LAPD. He said he could get me through that after I take the written/physical. He could use his "pull" to get me through the oral. I'd be doing either L.A./Ontario Airport Customs work. I really don't want to commute, but that's the price I'll have to pay if I want the job.......unless, I get Ontario as my initial assignment.
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The negative terminal is attached to the frame anyway. So it doesn't matter if you connect to the actual negative terminal or the chasis of the car.

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WRONG, it does matter. Batteries produce highly explosive hydrogen as a byproduct of the charging process. Batteries often explode when the owner is trying to jump start his or her car. The spark from the contact of the last jumper lead can ignite the hydrogen causing an explosion spreading battery acid everywhere.

The way to avoid this is to connect the positive and negative leads to the battery of the donor car, and at the dead battery, connect the positive lead to the battery and then find a place far removed as possible on the frame of the car for the negative lead. This will still spark but it should be far enough away not to ignite any hydrogen coming from the battery.

This is a VERY important and very simple technique to follow when jumping your car. It can save you headache and injury.
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