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Old 01-09-2010, 11:52 AM   #21
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Thank You!! Just got new battery!! A Duralast 49 DL at autozone!!

The guy that helped me said that he had the same one in his 330ci. He told me I made a very good choice and couldn't believe me that I used a 600 CCA battery compared to the new one that had 800+ CCA!! I now officially feel stupid when it comes to hard starts that it is usually a bad battery. I will now use the method above for future use. Thanks all for your time to help!!!
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Old 01-09-2010, 11:57 AM   #22
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I also got some battery terminal cleaner with some soft cushion to put on the terminal before connecting the cables too.
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Old 01-09-2010, 12:08 PM   #23
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Good, glad that you made it right! try to keep the battery terminals clean and tight at all time, this will help prolong your battery life as well.
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Old 01-09-2010, 12:17 PM   #24
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The guy at Advance auto is at fault, because he charged and tested out your battery and said it's good. He should have known how to test a battery.
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Old 01-09-2010, 12:23 PM   #25
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Would recommend you still check out the car further after installing the new battery just to eliminate any other problems.

Is this car a daily driver or does is sit for more that 3-4 days at a time?

If the car sits, would recommend getting a Battery Tender for keeping the battery topped off, especially in the cold months.

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Old 10-17-2011, 07:19 PM   #26
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I have been having trouble with excessive current draw draining my battery. Early this summer, I thought it was my aging battery, so I replaced it. No Help. I have been troubleshooting this for a while now. I have purchase software and OBD II pigtails to assist with this. What I have found is that once I leave the car, it takes 16 minutes for it to go into sleep mode, until then it has an excessive amount of draw of about 3 amps. Once it sleeps it will go to about 1.2 amps, but something keeps activating to boost the amp draw again and again. I am unable to locate it just yet, but I will, I have it narrow down to the GM5 or the Radio.

I have done searches on this site and have not found too much, but looking at X5 forums and doing a search for a "closed-circuit current measurement adapter" I came across some good info. For those that have legit battery problems, get a new one, but for those of us that don't, take a look at the inside of your car not sleeping very well.

Good Luck.
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